The rise of social media has moved a lot of human interaction online, allowing us to reach each other without having ever met. For Ophthalmology practices, this means referrals are no longer something that come mostly from other ophthalmologists/physicians, as they traditionally have in the past. The truth is the vast majority of Ophthalmology practices are already aware that they need to be using social media and are currently using it. The question is whether or not they are using it properly.
As summer hits its stride, barbecues, pool parties and fireworks displays are in full swing. Unfortunately, with all the fun comes an increased risk for injury, especially around the 4th of July. As the nation prepares to celebrate Independence Day, specialty practices may want to keep these somewhat unusual ICD-10 codes within easy reach to make sure practitioners correctly and completely document the conditions they see.
As the healthcare industry moves forward with the shift into value-based care, there is a lot of discussion, frustration and confusion within the community around how this change will improve the current and future state of healthcare. These shifts and regulation changes are creating many pain points for healthcare organizations across the country. However, as we enter into the holiday season, we’d like to pause and think about areas of advancement for which we should be grateful. We live in an era of unprecedented access and discovery for medicine, and we sometimes lose sight of the amazing things we have achieved. Each one of the following trends is moving the needle toward more quality-driven, patient-focused care. Taken together, they stand to transform the industry in ways that have yet to be fully imagined.
Long waits, inefficient care episodes and distracted doctors can make your patients feel like they’re living a nightmare. There’s no better time than Halloween to get rid of any process skeletons and explore a few tricks and treats for strengthening performance. Here are some key ways that technology can ensure your practice is ready to handle whatever ghosts and goblins come your way.