Recent Posts by Wendy Bartlett

[Infographic] Why Patient Engagement Requires a Platform

Patient engagement is a top priority for healthcare providers—and for very good reason. When patients are engaged, they’re more likely to have positive health outcomes and be actively involved in their care.

Providers need the right technology to help bring engagement initiatives to life. Implementing a patient portal is a great first step toward increasing patient engagement, but it is not the only tool you should consider.

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The Hidden Cost of Poor Patient Engagement

When you’re thinking about improving patient engagement, it’s easy to hone in on the effect it will have on your own practice alone. The benefits speak for themselves: If you do it well, you’ll get more business, retain more patients, and remain more profitable.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Implementing a New Patient Portal

Patient portals have become a staple of the modern healthcare experience. The benefits speak for themselves: Patient portals lead to better efficiency, engagement, satisfaction, and health outcomes.

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This Month in Healthcare IT News: Telehealth

These days, telehealth is all the rage. Before COVID-19, both patients and providers were hesitant to embrace virtual care services. Now that the global health crisis has accelerated telehealth’s growth, healthcare IT experts believe it’s here to stay. In fact, the telehealth market in the U.S. is expected to surpass $25 billion within the next five years. 

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How to Analyze (and Simplify) Your Healthcare Technology Stack

As it turns out, there can be too much of a good thing. Technology has transformed the healthcare industry, allowing providers to reduce treatment costs, work more efficiently, and improve patient outcomes. However, the rapid acceleration of the healthcare tech industry has resulted in a number of different tools that providers need access to keep up in the modern age.

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Need to Simplify Physician Practice Workflows? These 6 Healthcare Tools Can Help

Complex physician practice workflows are not only stressful for medical staff, but also have a negative impact on patient outcomes and satisfaction. Healthcare organizations need access to digital tools to simplify workflows and improve organizational efficiency—but some solutions are more effective than others, and choosing the right tools for your practice can be daunting.

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Why Great Patient Engagement Extends Beyond the In-Office Experience

Consumers today crave convenience—we can buy our favorite products with a single click, get groceries delivered straight to our doorstep, and access any information at the drop of a hat.

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What COVID-19 Has Taught Us About Telehealth

COVID-19 has caused a massive explosion in the adoption of telehealth across healthcare systems of all sizes and specialties. The U.S. telehealth market is expected to reach around $10 billion in 2020 with an 80 percent year-over-year growth due to the COVID-19 pandemic. What’s more, the telehealth market is predicted to exceed $175 billion in just six years by 2026.

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5 Signs Your Practice Is in Need of New Patient-Engagement Software

A strategy for engaging patients is no longer a “nice-to-have” offering for your practice—it’s a necessity. Studies have repeatedly shown that strong patient engagement results in better outcomes, decreased costs, and improved quality of life overall. 

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This Month in Healthcare IT: COVID-19’s Impact on Healthcare

The healthcare industry is evolving rapidly as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In particular, the healthcare information technology (IT) industry is experiencing significant changes. From the instant rise of telehealth to advancements in artificial intelligence, modern technology is transforming healthcare as we know it. Digital solutions are enabling providers to offer quality patient care from a distance and providing much-needed relief during this time.

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