If there’s one word to describe Dr. Stephen Salopak, it would be impressive. He runs a sole provider practice in Lafayette, Louisiana, where he not only provides care for the many patients who live in the city but also those in the surrounding communities.
Health centers in perfect position to make a critical difference
The COVID-19 crisis has placed enormous strain on the things that constitute community — connecting in person, discussing problems, and supporting patients with their health needs. It is natural that community health centers lead the fight against the effects of the pandemic.
Practices turning essential tools for sustainability
More than six months after the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic, the world continues to search for hope amid great loss. According to the WHO, some 170 potential vaccines are under development, with more than two dozen already in clinical trials.
Thousands of practices nationwide are enjoying the power and flexibility of healow TeleVisits™ to deliver patient care remotely. But did you know about three features that are making care easier and better than ever?
A new school year? Begin it right!
As Aristotle said long ago, “Well begun is half done.” And there’s no better time to put that ancient saying to work than at the start of a new school year.
You’re making changes — make the right ones
With COVID-19 forcing changes to medical practices, 2020 is a great time to go back to basics. As students return to school and families juggle their schedules, it’s the perfect time to do your healthcare IT homework to make sure you’re delivering the services and information they need.
During these challenging times, strengthening Patient Engagement may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. VIP Midsouth Children’s Clinic is a group of eight pediatric clinics in Tennessee that use the Patient Portal to strengthen engagement.
Telehealth’s new prominence hints at more change ahead
The thing about boundaries is that you never quite reach them. In healthcare, for example, new technology — or a novel application of old technology — always opens new possibilities.
With so much uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, safety is on everyone’s mind right now. Providers may wonder about the best ways to continue seeing patients while minimizing the risk of spreading coronavirus and easing the anxiety of patients and staff.
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?
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.”
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.
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.