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Is the Doctor Out? The 3 Major Challenges Affecting Independent Practitioners in 2017

Posted by Dawn Pascale 27, February, 2017

It was a dream of Dr. Brian Ackerman to hang a shingle. Immediately after residency, he did what most physicians do – he opened an independent practice.  For a while, things were great: patient satisfaction helped him persevere as he navigated years of technology innovation, reimbursement mechanisms, the Affordable Care Act, as well as new federal mandates for Electronic Medical Records and MACRA compliancy.   However, the increasing complexity of running an independent practice was taking its toll. The pressures exerted by the system to deliver cost-effective care became impossible to sustain.

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Six Sigma: Optimizing Efficiency in Healthcare

Posted by Robyn Earley, MA, CCC-SLP 8, February, 2017

The growing healthcare organization realized that it had a big problem. The senior leadership team needed to strengthen the organization's market share by increasing participation in ACO’s and other shared savings initiatives. One of the key metrics requested by potential partners was data on patient satisfaction. Unfortunately, the organization struggled to get a statistically significant number of surveys back from discharged patients. How would the company address this issue?

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An Evolution of Mental Health Care - the Future of Medical Legislation in America

Posted by Rebecca Parrino 10, January, 2017

Historically, stigma has been associated with most mental disorders.  Until recently, accessing comprehensive mental health care may have been nearly impossible, further compounding the difficulty of treatment.  On July 6th, 2016, the House of Representatives passed a groundbreaking bill to tackle federal policies on serious mental illness, signifying that the U.S government is beginning to address the very real implications of mental illness. 

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What the Healthcare Industry Can Learn From Pokemon Go

Posted by Dr. Melissa DeCapua, DNP, PMHNP-BC 9, December, 2016

On July 6, 2016, American software development company Niantic launched its new augmented-reality app, Pokemon Go. Within 13 hours of launch, it became the top-grossing app in the United States, as well as the most popular mobile game in history. Pokemon Go is on more phones than Twitter or Tinder, and it has reached over 26 countries across the globe. 

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Why Top Search Firms Command High Fees

Posted by Paul Hawkinson 3, November, 2016

"When I need a heart bypass, rest assured that I would not select my surgeon on the basis of what they charge."

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