Ask a Doctor: Practice Management Tips with Dr. Meinhardt, Founder of California Dermatology Specialists

Ask a Doctor: Practice Management Tips with Dr. Meinhardt, Founder of California Dermatology Specialists

Ask a Doctor: Practice Management Tips with Dr. Meinhardt, Founder of California Dermatology Specialists

In our Klara Ask a Doctor Series, we take a look at first-hand experiences of founders, CEOs and directors of medical practices. Klara is on a mission to solve the problem of inefficiencies in the healthcare industry. Our partners in transformation, medical professionals themselves, are leading the way. We select our interview subjects based on business acumen, success and of course interesting viewpoints. Please email a.sheehy@klara.com if you would like to nominate a doctor to be featured.

5 Ways to Build a Referral Network for Your Medical Practice

5 Ways to Build a Referral Network for Your Medical Practice

5 Ways to Build a Referral Network for Your Medical Practice

Healthcare Practice Consultants have compiled the top 5 ways to build a referral network for your medical practice in 2017. These referral network tips are proven tactics that benefit healthcare professionals across specialties. Take a look below:

Review: TigerText and Klara

Review: TigerText and Klara

Review of TigerText and review of Klara. We've done a review of TigerText and Klara, because we really care about informing consumers (i.e.. you) on choosing the right healthcare technology for your practice. Check out our analysis below reviewing the capabilities of both TigerText and Klara. Enjoy.

Best Healthcare Messaging Apps 2017

Best Healthcare Messaging Apps 2017

Best Healthcare Messaging Apps for 2017

The most successful healthcare messaging apps (and best ranked) have the following features and capabilities that will be an asset for medical practices not just in 2017, but through 2020. 

Healthcare messaging apps are technology that (usually) comply with the HIPAA security privacy standards relating to the secure communication of protected health information (PHI) for healthcare organizations. Apps for secure healthcare messaging are generally more user friendly than traditional healthcare technology such as patient portals or EMR systems. Healthcare messaging apps have been associated with better care outcomes, higher patient satisfaction levels and increased practice revenue through operational efficiency. 

Prior Authorization: Impact on Medical Practices

Prior Authorization: Impact on Medical Practices

The State of Prior Authorizations (pre auth, pre authorization). Prior Authorization: the dreaded back-and-forth process, adding hours (maybe even days) to fill a simple prescription. It's a process. For physicians and staff, it's a frustrating stream of asynchronous communicating with billers, pharmacists, health insurance companies, you name it. 

Inside Klara: Data is Gold, but Transparency is Key

Inside Klara: Data is Gold, but Transparency is Key

Klara Healthcare Technology series Inside Klara featuring OpEds from "Inside Klara" from real Klara employees. Head of Sales Operations and Marketing Vivek Nanda. v.nanda@klara.com | Many technology enthusiasts have grown frustrated with the health care industry's slow adoption of new technology. Why has the health care sector not embraced many of the new tools made available by the modern era?

What You Need To Know About Block Granting

What You Need To Know About Block Granting

Block Granting

It’s called “block granting.” Right now, Medicaid, which was expanded under the 2010 health law to insure more people, covers almost 75 million adults and children. Because it is an entitlement, everyone who qualifies is guaranteed coverage and states and the federal government combine funds to cover the costs. Conservatives have long argued the program would be more efficient if states got a lump sum from the federal government and then managed the program as they saw fit. But others say that would mean less funding for the program —eventually translating into greater challenges in getting care for low-income people.

Healthcare Finance: To Minimize Cost or Maximize Revenue?

Healthcare Finance: To Minimize Cost or Maximize Revenue?

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.