Ambulatory surgery centers, transparency, and industry flexibility: The road to improving U.S. healthcare

Jun 14, 2022

Ultimately, the implementation of value-based care initiatives will drive the creation of a fairer and more equitable playing field in healthcare, but progress is never linear. In healthcare, you can gain leverage and lose it; you can take big leaps forward only to have a global pandemic push it right back....

How orthopedic practices can get ahead of workforce shortages

Jun 06, 2022

Healthcare workforce shortages have increased dramatically since the COVID-19 pandemic as health systems and medical clinics across the country battle to attract and retain talent, including primary and specialty physicians, nurses and administrative staff. By 2030, the shortage of physicians in the U.S. is...

Paradigm Shift of Pandemic Proportions Guides Next-Gen Facilities

May 31, 2022

THE NEW PATIENT EXPERIENCE In a post-pandemic world, established traditions and standards to guide the patient experience are changing. The welcome experience has been turned upside down in an effort to triage patients more quickly, curb the spread of germs and accommodate safe distancing...

Do Long Wait Times Negatively Affect Medical Practice's Bottomline?

May 23, 2022

Nearly two out of every five patients are frustrated with their doctor before their check-up even begins. Why do so many appointments start off on the wrong foot? Well, the average patient wait time for healthcare organizations across the country is around 20 minutes—and that just won't fly for...

No Plateau in Sight for Ambulatory Surgery Center Growth

May 16, 2022

In 2020, there were more than 5,800 ambulatory surgery centers performing an estimated 30 million procedures. For healthcare providers, ASCs are an opportunity to have more control over how episodes of care are done compared to the hospital setting. For patients, ASCs...

Building Outpatient Facilities That Help Prepare for the Future of Virtual Care

Apr 18, 2022

Outpatient facilities are more convenient for patients to get to nowadays, and providers can offer less expensive care than they do at large, downtown hospitals. Along with that, today's outpatient facilities are offering much more than just stitches and antibiotics, patients are increasingly turning to outpatient...

How Data Analysis Can Help Drs Improve Patient Flow & Satisfaction

Apr 13, 2022

Unless patients have a personal Dr on-call, odds are that they spend too much time in a waiting room. According to a recent survey; · 85% of patients now say they have to wait as long as 30 minutes past their appointment time to see their Dr · 63% call this the most stressful aspect...

How Can Patient Flow Data Improve Patient Satisfaction & Experience in your Outpatient clinic?

Mar 28, 2022

In a Health Data Management article, long waiting room and exam room wait times are discussed with regards to the impact they have on overall patient satisfaction. Most patients wait well beyond their scheduled visit time to see a provider. These extended wait times are resulting in patients changing providers,...

EHR tasks take up half of the primary care physician’s workday

Mar 07, 2022

In this article, researchers analyzed EHR usage for 142 family medicine physicians, and all data was captured via EHR event logs during clinic hours (8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) and non-clinic hours. The primary care physicians spends 5.9 hours out of their 11.4-hour workday in the EHR....

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