Starting a private medical practice in today’s healthcare ecosystem comes with regulatory, economic, and personal challenges. How do you define success? For some, it’s helping patients achieve better health. For others, success means obtaining more personal independence. Whatever your definition, a new venture is an exciting opportunity to transform your future.
Reclaiming the nation’s medical heritage
For many years, medicine throughout the United States was an intensely local and personal matter. Doctors established long-term relationships with individuals and families, often treating multiple generations, providing cradle-to-grave care that was built on understanding, engagement, and personal knowledge of patients’ needs.
Today, digitizing your front office doesn’t have to be a struggle. Utilizing a comprehensive set of tools can help improve workflows and make for a seamless and efficient experience for both patients and staff.
Now is the time to reinvent your practice
With businesses reopening and clinical trials of potential vaccines under way, there’s hope that the end of the coronavirus pandemic may be within sight. But does bringing COVID-19 under control also mean the end of the telehealth revolution that has seen a surge in remote medical visits over the last three months?
How many times have you taken a few extra steps to close that exercise ring on your Apple Watch®? Have you ever put on a portable BP cuff to determine what your blood pressure reading is? As people everywhere continue to become more involved in their own health, wearable health devices will continue to play an integral role in healthcare.
Battling the unexpected — with the unexpected
British writer C.S. Lewis once said that “we must stop regarding unpleasant or unexpected things as interruptions of real life. The truth is that interruptions are real life.”
Starting in 1878, Thomas Edison and his associates began searching for a way to replace the gas light with an inexpensive electric one. As experimentation began, Edison had to go through experiment after experiment until finding the most effective solution.
Uncovering what you can’t always see
Most Americans probably don’t put Arkansas high on their list for tourist attractions. But from Blanchard Springs Caverns and the Buffalo National River to famous Civil War battlefields, and country music, our state has it all — natural beauty, history, great music, and wonderful people.
Telehealth allows doctors and patients to connect from anywhere there is an internet connection and continues to bring people closer together even though they are physically further apart.
Mid-office reinvention builds on history
Today’s medical practices face a decidedly nonmedical dilemma: They need to adopt new technologies to better cope with the effects of a worldwide pandemic and its economic fallout. At the same time, they are so busy trying to survive they may feel they lack the time to implement new tools and procedures.
The way we practice medicine continues to evolve. As patients become more tech-savvy and curious about their health, keeping their patients engaged will become increasingly important. Delivering a quality experience for patients starts by establishing an effective strategy with the tools at your disposal.
How telehealth is meeting diverse needs
Too often the psychological impact of crises are overlooked, discounted, or recognized only after the fact. However, the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on mental and behavioral health are impossible to ignore.
In 1876, it was rumored that Alexander Graham Bell knocked over some transmitting fluid and shouted, “Mr. Watson, come here – I want to see you,” into his invention. Whether he knocked over the container or not, after years of hard work, research, and reinvention, Bell had finally done it – he had conducted the first telephone call.
Building Community During Difficult Times
It seems that nothing about the year 2020 has been easy. Businesses, families, and individuals have spent a great deal of time and effort in the last three months seeking ways to carry on with work and social life amid the losses and uncertainties brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
What might have been commonplace in the past often changes in the present. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, who would have imagined that specialty practices of all kinds would be using telehealth to regularly care for their patients? healow Telehealth Solutions from eClinicalWorks is built for the needs of any and every specialty practice. Here are a few stories from specialty providers who have been using this technology to expand their range of care.