“The growth of insurance plans built around small networks of health-care providers is fueling new fights over surprise medical bills, when patients inadvertently get care from out-of-network doctors.”
Healthcare provider pays $650,000 fine because iPhone was stolen that contained health information.
“You’re only as safe as your partner,” she says. “Everyone involved with vendor management should develop a common, collaborative security strategy that includes layering new protections onto processes and policies to defend against information risk in the supply chain.”
Is transferring custody of the electronic record the right approach to health information disposal?
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What should digital chart disposal look like? Do we “shred” digital charts? Do we “shred” part of them? Do we keep them forever?
“I believe that for primary care, insurance must reverse completely and can only be driven by the physicians themselves. In 2016, there is no realistic way for a practicing primary care physician to be so inefficient or corrupt that the oversight now in place is demanded. We are wasting a huge amount monitoring people who cannot cheat in any big way. We must dump both the private and government insurance process and its endless monitoring devices and let the primary physicians work in peace to cure as many people in the best way possible. There are places for cooperative behavior, such as wellness programs and obesity clinics, but these must be designed for the benefit of the doctor-patient agreed to goals, not the objective measure of ‘watchers’.”
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This is an excellent and rational explanation of how our healthcare system and insurance reimbursement should be set up. This is one of the best articles I have read in a long time that is both practical and realistic for all involved. Great read for anyone in the healthcare field.
Regular Communication Means Better Patient Retention
Digital health technology is providing avenues for two-way communication that makes discussions between doctors and patients easier to monitor their health.
“Maybe our profession would be that much more vibrant and enjoyable if doctors felt free to be who they are. Be you as a doctor. I hope those words change your life as they did mine.”
“Overall, telemedicine offers a number of ways for medical practices to increase revenue, including reducing no-shows, optimizing patient flow, adding new patients, better retaining existing patients, monetizing after-hours consultations, and enabling easy same-day appointment scheduling that fits in more billable hours. Telemedicine is good for patients, as most of us already know. But telemedicine also is good for revenue growth, which some people didn’t know.”