Between 2015 and 2021, the dermatology industry experienced a period of consolidation. Thanks to rising overhead costs and an influx of private equity investments, the number of solo dermatology practices decreased while the number of larger practices increased. At the same time, demand for dermatological care grew. Now, practices must find new ways to keep up with the record demand and fast-growing teams, and the right EHR is one of those ways.
Plastic surgery is a rapidly growing field, with the demand for aesthetic injectables growing by 10%-15% year over year. There are many potential reasons, from improved techniques for nonsurgical treatments to a decreased stigma around injectables, but one thing is clear: elective plastic surgery treatments are in-demand. Thanks to this increased interest, practices are seeing more patients than ever before. To keep up, many practices are switching from a generic EHR to a plastic surgery EHR. A specialty-specific system allows practices to move faster while maintaining excellent patient care. Here’s how practices across the country use plastic surgery-specific EHRs to satisfy increased demand.
If you’re running an ophthalmology practice, there’s a good chance you are, or will soon be, flooded with patients. Over the past two decades, the demand for ophthalmology has grown, while the number of ophthalmologists has shrunk from 6.20 per 100,000 individuals to 5.68. To keep up with demand, your practice needs to get more patients in and out of your office while still providing excellent patient care.
The proliferation of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) among private medical practices — including plastic surgery specialists — has been steadily rising for years. The volume of outpatient surgeries performed in ASCs grew 32% over a 12-year span, according to a Bain & Company report. The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the expansion of ASCs even further, and there are now estimated to be more than 11,000 ASCs across the U.S.
Saturday, April 22 is EARTH DAY, a global day to raise public awareness and concern for living organisms, the environment and the inextricable links between pollution and public health. This year’s theme #InvestInOurPlanet is to recognize our collective responsibility and to help accelerate the transition to an equitable, prosperous green economy for all. Watch the theme video:
The right technology for your practice is felt in the ease and efficiency of patient and staff experiences. The wrong technology is seen in disrupted patient care, lost revenue, and an ineffective workflow. Yet, it can be hard to decide what technologies are right and wrong for your ophthalmology practice.
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Whether you’re looking to improve the patient experience, increase your team’s productivity, or take on more patients, there’s probably a performance goal you have set for your plastic surgery practice. But setting goals and achieving them are two different things–and accomplishing them often boils down to having the right tools. No matter your goal, the right plastic surgery EHR (electronic health records) and PM (practice management) software can make it easier to achieve.