Blogging for Healthcare Practices: Is It Worth Your Time?

May 22nd, 2017 by Kareo

Come join us at the next #KareoChat on Thursday, May 25 at 9 AM PT, when Janet Kennedy @GetSocialHealth will guide us through a conversation about blogging as a strategy for marketing yourself and your practice. We’ll talk about the whys and the hows.

Here are the chat questions to help you prepare your thoughts and join the conversation.

  1. Why should a private practice blog anyway?
  2. What should we blog about?
  3. Who should do the blogging?
  4. We’re not getting many readers, is it still worth it?
  5. We can’t keep up with a weekly blog schedule. Should we quit?
  6. We need qualified help but don’t know where to find it. What do you suggest?

Bring your questions, post them to #KareoChat ahead of time, or tweet them to the host @GetSocialHealth or @GoKareo. Hope to see you there!

About the Host

Janet Kennedy is a 25-year marketing and social media consultant for healthcare practices. Janet is the Host of the Get Social Health podcast sharing best practice stories and interviews about social media in healthcare. She is the co-founder of the Healthcare Marketing Network, a vibrant global community of freelance healthcare writers, authors, and communications creatives and is a member of the External Advisory Board of the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network.

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Telemedicine Update: Provider and Patient Perspectives

May 8th, 2017 by Kareo

Come join us at the next #KareoChat on Thursday, May 11 at 9 AM PT, when @drtom_kareo will guide use through a conversation on how providers and payers have been impacted by the initial wave of adoption of telemedicine. We’ll talk about what to expect from telemed in the future and what to look out for.

Here are the chat questions to help you prepare your thoughts and join the conversation.

  1. In the last two years how has adoption of telemedicine changed by providers/payers?
  2. How have patients responded to telemedicine ?
  3. What are the proven benefits of telemedicine?
  4. What are the reported pitfalls of Telemedicine?
  5. Given the current trajectory where will telemedicine be in the next two years?

Bring your questions, post them to #KareoChat ahead of time, or tweet them to the host @drtom_kareo or @GoKareo. Hope to see you there!

About the Host

Dr. Tom GiannulliTom Giannulli, M.D., M.S., is the chief medical information officer at Kareo. He is a respected innovator in the medical technology arena with more than 15 years of deep experience in mobile technology and medical software development. Previously, Tom was chief medical information officer at Epocrates and he was the founder and chief executive officer of Caretools, which developed the first iPhone-based EHR. Prior to that, Tom drove a number of key mobile healthcare technology innovations as VP of Advanced Research for Data Critical and the founder and CEO of Physix. He holds a M.S. in biomedical engineering from the University of Utah and earned his M.D. from the University of Texas at Houston where he completed his residency in internal medicine.

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Let’s Troubleshoot Your EHR Frustrations

May 2nd, 2017 by Kareo

Come join us at the next #KareoChat on Thursday, May 4 at 9AM PT, when host Max Stroud (@MMaxwellStroud) will help troubleshoot your EHR frustrations. We’ve seen a great deal of progress in functionality and implementation, which we discussed in a previous #KareoChat on what’s working in EHR implementation. However, there needs to be continued discussion about EHR implantation so that providers and software vendors can keep innovating and improving on solutions.

Here are the chat questions to help you prepare your thoughts and join the conversation:

1. What are some of the biggest pain points in your EHR systems?
2. Where does it feel like the EHR becomes a barrier to the relationship you have with your patients?
3. What are some strategies that you have used to decrease the pain points for your users?
4. How frequently do users see work in the EHR as something separate from patient care?
5. How do we reduce the tension between EHR use and patient care?

About the Host

Kareochat-Max-Stroud

Max Stroud is a lead consultant with Galen Healthcare Solutions and founder of Doyenne Connections. She’s a thought leader in HealthIT who is continually thinking about leveraging technology in order to empower extraordinary patient care. Her sweet spot is working with teams to marry tools with internal processes to improve care delivery. You can reach Max on Twitter @MMaxwellStroud.

 

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Are Direct Payment Models the Answer to Rising Patient Payments?

April 25th, 2017 by Kareo

Come join us at the next #KareoChat on Thursday, April 27 at 9AM PT, when host Kat Quinn (@DPCNavigator) will lead us in a discussion about alternative healthcare payment models. As the patient’s portion of healthcare payments continue to increase at alarming rates, independent practices are leading the way in redefining the doctor-patient relationship and implementing alternative patient payment models in response. What if practices could cut out the insurance middleman, red tape, and bureaucracy in healthcare causing doctor burnout and poor patient outcomes? Could a membership-based model improve operational efficiency and patient outcomes? We’ll explore direct pay and concierge/membership models, as well as the benefits and challenges associated with each.

Here are the chat questions to help you prepare your thoughts and join the conversation:

  1. What has your experience been with alternative payment models like direct pay or concierge medicine?
  2. How can direct pay or concierge membership models empower the doctor-patient relationship?
  3. What are some other benefits, such as savings on #Rx, lab work & surgeries?
  4.  What should providers consider when adopting alternative payment models? What about patients?
  5. Open forum! Let’s talk better patient outcomes through price transparency and empowering patients to shop smart.

Bring your questions, post them to #KareoChat ahead of time, or tweet them to the host@DPCNavigator and @GoKareo. Hope to see you there!

About the Host

Kat-Quinn-#kareochat

Kat Quinn, MBA, is at the forefront of free-market healthcare, a movement to revolutionize healthcare by empowering the doctor-patient relationship. Kat provides a fresh and innovative approach to building market awareness for the free-market health care industry. She is top Direct Primary Care (DPC) influencer focusing on community-driven health to promote early adoption and building market awareness for DPC. DPC is a value-based health care model empowering the doctor-patient relationship, therefore leading to better health outcomes and lower medical and Rx costs. Her mission is to navigate through the ever-changing healthcare landscape, connecting physicians, patients, and employers to resources and networks. She strives for healthcare accessibility and affordability for all Americans through community collaboration, strategic partnerships & innovation. Inspiring physicians to follow their passion & accelerate positive change in healthcare with Direct Primary Care. Follow Kat on Twitter@DPCNavigator.

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EHR Implementation: What Works?

April 17th, 2017 by Kareo

Come join us at the next #KareoChat on Thursday, April 20 at 9 AM PT, when host Amelia Roberts @RN_Solutions will guide us through a conversation about what’s working in EHR implementation. The transition to electronic health records has come with its share of challenges for independent practices, but it’s important to note what’s working and what you’d like to see more of.

Here are the chat questions to help you prepare your thoughts and join the conversation.

1. What works with planning an EHR go live?
2. What works with end user buy-in?
3. What works with pre-go-live EHR training?
4. What works with user adoption for those less savvy with tech?
5. What works for onsite go-live support?
6. What works for post-implementation/ongoing support product changes?
Bring your questions, post them to #KareoChat ahead of time, or tweet them to the host @RN_Solutions and @GoKareo. Hope to see you there!

About the Host

@RN_Solutions

Amelia Roberts, BSN RN is a uniquely experienced content strategist, online community manager, and active participant in healthcare social media research and mhealth app design. Previous work in the business world showed her that many professionals were uncomfortable using social media as a tool for strategic business relationship development. Amelia is a fourth generation educator who loves to teach her clients how to stay relevant in this rapidly changing healthcare landscape. She can be found on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat @RN_Solutions.

For further reading, see EHR Implementation: A Small Practice Guide.

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