Healthcare Finance: To Minimize Cost or Maximize Revenue? The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) healthcare finance study recently found that the key to success is to pursue profit maximization vs. cutting costs. The practices that balanced both profit maximization and cost cutting, had a lower overhead cost, but also lower net yield. Therefore, investing in new technology, resources, and personnel will leave a practice successful in the long run.
Julie Gessin of Schweiger Dermatology in NYC describes her 10 steps to building an efficient multi-location medical practice. These are the best multi-location medical practice tips. There are many benefits of growing or joining a practice with multiple locations. A multi-location practice has real tangible benefits over solo offices. Some of which include economies of scale, greater market access, larger pool of capital, combined interests and workflow productivity. Not to mention there are a number of strategic management decisions that exist for practices with multiple locations from referral quality to the ability to pilot new healthcare technologies that perhaps a smaller practice would not have the wiggle room financially (or time) to implement.
It's 2017 — and patient portals still suck. But why? What do we do about it? Ask anyone who uses a patient portal day-to-day from office staff to IT heads of hospital systems and they will agree that patients portals are not the best. But what else is there? With 2017 will come greater AI opportunities, cloud-based SAAS integration and better opportunity with interoperability. At the end of the day, portals still suck and we need take lessons from just why they suck to better design healthcare technology for the future.
Week of 1.11.17: A Look Ahead
9 Healthcare Predictions For 2017, Forbes
Many Think the Cures Act will halt Progress. They’re Wrong, KevinMD
3 Health Reforms Likely to Continue Beyond an ACA Repeal, Fierce Healthcare
Klara Account Manager Haley Fields discusses reasons why her Grandma (of all people!) loves Klara. Klara messaging app is easily designed to be used by all ages, with an adoption rate at an 80% compared to a 7.5% adoption rate of traditional patient portals. The majority of Klara healthcare app users are actually 45+, meaning that the time is now to adopt techology in your practice that will benefit patients long-term.
Medical Apps for doctors. Mobile medical apps will see an increasing number of users with the state of healthcare reform in the US and the continued innovation in the technology sector. Mobile medical apps cover a wide range of functions: from MyFitnessPal fitness tracking to heart rate monitors to taking the frustration out of calling your doctor’s office. It’s no wonder that people are taking to their devices to manage their health.
Weekly healthcare pulse healthcare news 2017. We are happy to introduce in 2017 our Klara Weekly Healthcare Pulse series. Every Wednesday, we've promised to share with you our favorite healthcare stories of the week. Our Klara team wants to share with you the articles we have circulating around our office. After all, sharing is caring!
A look into 2016 for our Klara Healthcare Messaging App from our Product Manager. 2016 was a busy year for the Klara team - we raised another seed round, grew our team and added thousands upon thousands of users and end-users along the way.
Naturally, growth necessitates change - and while the entire company has evolved over the last year in a captivating way, nothing at Klara has been through a bigger transformation than our product.