August 13, 2020
Think you’ve got a solid Remote Patient Care Model? Think again! - Independent practices find remote care management models are easier said than done

By: Lindsay Arent RN, BSN, Director of Clinical Development, H3C

The COVID-19 pandemic drove most independent physician offices and rural health providers to increase acceptance and reliance on remote patient care models. While many saw the adoption of telehealth, chronic care management, and remote patient monitoring as inevitable, their accelerated use exposed some challenges, and at a time when independent practices were forced to think about their own survival, as well as caring for at-risk patient populations.
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Digital Provider Networks redesign the user experience of healthcare

By: Cheryl Lee Eberting, MD, AZOVA Inc.

The Digital Provider Network (DPN) is the newest provider network model being developed to enable innovative healthcare business models. DPNs enable healthcare provider organizations across the country to contract with payor organizations to deliver clinical services over the internet through a single consumer accessible digital health system interface. In this series, we will review strategies for creating your own DPN so your providers can compete with the “Corporate Telemedicine” companies that are quietly siphoning millions of patient encounters from your own practices.  
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Recovery Playbook: 7 Strategies for patient outreach to reconnect with patients and recover lost revenue

By: WellApp

While the coronavirus pandemic overburdened ICUs and emergency departments, two-thirds of physicians experienced a 50 percent decrease in office visits and a 70 percent decrease in elective surgeries -- or more. For physician practices, regaining financial stability will rely heavily on the planning and execution of a campaign to re-engage estranged patients. Seamless patient communication will predicate success. To find our more Download the Guide. 
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COVID-19: Information physicians need to know

By: BioReference

The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new virus of global health significance caused by infection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a global pandemic.
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How do I get patients back into my office? Use one marketing tool with the highest ROI

By: Lisa Peters, WriteThen LLC

Since the pandemic has many physicians struggling to understand what the crisis means for their patient engagement and communication, it is important to focus on high ROI activities to get patients back into your medical office. Strong email communication is still the most powerful tool to stay connected to patients to reassure them it is safe to receive in-office and follow-up treatments.
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5 ways the coronavirus will change your next tax return

By: Maryalene LaPonsie, MSN Money
COVID-19 quarantine rules have changed: 10 days or 14?

By: Lisa Peters, WriteThen LLC
Fauci suggests wearing goggles for full protection

By: Ralph Ellis, WebMD
Parents delay childhood vaccinations, check-ups: Steep drop-off is a new pandemic worry

By: Lisa Peters, WriteThen LLC
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