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3 Healthcare Industry Basics You Should Be Reviewing Constantly

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3-Healthcare-Industry-Basics-You-Should-Be-Reviewing-ConstantlyOnce you attain professional status in healthcare and start focusing on the job ahead of you, it’s possible to become a little complacent about your ongoing education. This can keep you from being as diligent as you would prefer about keeping on top of developments in the industry.

The healthcare industry is constantly evolving, bringing improvements in how we deliver services to patients. Prudent managers and owners of medical organizations will want to address complacency amongst their staff by encouraging each team member to keep current. With that in mind, here are three healthcare industry basics that you should constantly be reviewing.

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4 Things All Patients Want in Their Doctor's Office

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4-things-all-patients-want-in-their-doctors-officeIn any business enterprise, knowing what your customers want is crucial for ensuring the long-term survival of the organization. This is even more true when it comes to medical organizations.

Patients do not have to put up with a doctor’s practice that doesn’t meet their needs, because they typically have a wide variety of options from which to choose.

They can ask friends, family members, and coworkers to recommend a new doctor or even take to social media to ask their online buddies for a more suitable doctor’s office to visit.

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5 Things Really Great Doctors Refuse to Do

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5-Things-Really-Great-Doctors-Refuse-to-DoPutting together a great team for your medical organization takes an enormous amount of time, research, tenacity, and luck, and the most-prepared practices will be rewarded with the opportunity to hire the best available doctors. When you see a doctor operating at the top of his or her game, you can see the greatness in each action, and you should be filled with pride that you have such a talented person on your team.

Great doctors are not defined just by the excellent things they accomplish every day. We also make judgments about them according to the things physicians refrain from doing. Here are five things that really great doctors refuse to do.

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How to Give Your Patients Exactly What They Want

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How-to-Give-Your-Patients-Exactly-What-They-WantYou and your team have worked long and hard to build up a successful medical practice, and you recognize that it is crucial to maintain high standards of quality in the healthcare services you provide. You also know that it takes time, effort, and good sense of what your patients want to ensure that they will continue to be loyal to your practice.

If you don’t know what your patients want, how can you be assured that you are doing what it takes to retain them? With these issues in mind, here are some tips to help you give your patients exactly what they want.

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Why Medical Professionals Prefer EHR Systems Over Paper-Based Systems

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Why-Medical-Professionals-Prefer-EHR-Systems-Over-Paper-Based-SystemsDespite the prevalence of computers in the workplace, not every medical practice has made the transition from paper-based systems to electronic health record systems. In all likelihood, those who continue to rely on paper-based systems may simply not be aware of the benefits of using EHR software.

However, once you take a moment to compare medical software solutions over the antiquated use of paper records, you’ll see the reasons why medical professionals would want to use a computerized approach.

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How to Preserve Patient Relationships in the Busy Work World

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how-to-preserve-patient-relationships-in-the-busy-work-worldIt seems that people are busier than ever these days, with their attention constantly shifting between the requirements of work, family, and other priorities. The busier people are, the less energy they typically have available to devote to cultivating relationships.

However, as the owner or manager of a thriving medical practice, you know just how important and valuable each relationship is with your patients. It takes time and effort to begin a relationship with each new person who comes into your practice, and you don’t want to waste that by failing to cultivate it.

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How Should You Educate Your Patients on Health IT?

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How-Should-You-Educate-Your-Patients-On-Health-ITThe world of healthcare is transforming, thanks to a revolution in computer systems and our capability to network computers with one another, connecting medical practices with insurance entities and other 3rd parties.

Health Information Technology is an important topic that your patients should know more about. Your patients may not know much about the technology underpinning their healthcare, or they may have questions or concerns about healthcare IT that you will want to be able to address.

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What Is Interoperability, and Why Is it Important?

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What-Is-Interoperability-and-Why-Is-it-ImportantModern healthcare increasingly depends on computerized systems that are networked with one another. Given the complexity of the health care system, the concept of interoperability and its importance in how we provide assistance to patients is something medical professionals need to be aware of to better do their jobs.

Interoperability makes it possible for users to interact with medical applications more effectively and enables systems to communicate over networks. It also has to do with information processing and the management of this information, and how patient data is delivered to a variety of devices, such as desktops, smartphones, and tablet computers.

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ADSC to Attend AHRA Annual Meeting

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AHRAAdvanced Data Systems Corporation will be attending AHRA's 42nd Annual Meeting and Exposition held at the Gaylord National Resort in Washington D.C. The event will be held on August 10-13th and will feature about 1,000 imaging leaders and 200 exhibitors.

The Association for Medical Imaging Management is the professional organization represeting management at all levels of hospital imaging departments, freestanding imaging centers, and group practices. Top companies and influencers attend this educational event for radiology administration.

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3 Things To Do While Waiting for ICD-10

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3-things-to-do-while-waiting-for-ICD-10Since the U.S. government recently extended the deadline for the mandatory transition to the International Classification of Diseases version 10 from ICD-9, many managers at medical practices and other organizations are breathing a sigh of relief because they weren’t quite prepared to make the change yet.

If you’re among their ranks, you will want to take advantage of the additional time to get all your ducks in a row and make sure your staff will be in a good position to implement and use ICD-10.

Organizations now have until October 1, 2015 to make the switch to ICD-10, giving them one additional year to get ready to use the latest version of the code, which is developed and maintained by the World Health Organization. In the meantime, here are three things to do while waiting for ICD-10.

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