HIPAA Compliance and Its role in healthcare

In the ever growing online world, when more and more people keep medical records  on the cloud, it is important to comply with HIPAA. HIPAA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. In healthcare, you often deal with sensitive data. Thus it is more possible than ever that the information you keep on the cloud becomes vulnerable for hacking.

When you go to a hospital or clinic, that complies with HIPAA, you will be asked to fill out a form. It is the right for you to designate who can speak for you. Continue reading →

Online Appointment Scheduler

10 Reasons Why You Should Offer Online Appointment Scheduling

With Patients willing to be treated as customers and Doctors being expected to behave like service providers, healthcare is quickly turning into a marketplace. If you are a doctor and you want to increase your customer base, online appointments scheduling is that one service, you have always wanted.

People these days are so internet & tech savvy that they want to book everything on the internet. Right from railways ticket, hotel room reservations to a restaurant table and doctor appointment, people these days just do not want to wait. If you as a doctor do not provide them this facility, there are others who do and it’s only you who is on the losing end in the competitive world.

Here are 10 undeniable reasons why you should provide your patients Online Appointment Scheduling service. Continue reading →

5 Important Dental Marketing Tips

In this era of ubiquitous internet, a business’s online profile is pre-eminent for a successful business. Before people use your service, they actually judge you on the basis of your online presence followed by the word of mouth. In this era of highly competitive market, the service of your quality is not the only point of focus. There are other indispensable requisites too. One need to commit time in generating traffic on websites because of which social media is very important. Continue reading →

Transitioning Patients to Patient Portal Technology

Front office efficiency and practice profitability are vital if you want your practice to continue to thrive. Earlier, we discussed Why Your Office Should Not Go Another day Without Patient Portal Technology, and we suggested a way to accomplish this on-going effort of encouraging patients to get more involved with their health by implementing patient portal technology.

In addition to improvement in productivity and the total patient care experience, online patient portals integrated into your practice website could have a positive influence your patient’s first impression of your practice. And with a patient’s ability to register, input, and update all personal, insurance, and medical history information into digital documents before they even arrive for their scheduled appointment, (or at their convenience) you just freed up valuable time that could be spent building more personal relationships with your patients. Continue reading →