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Yield Management

Yield Management to the Rescue: The American...

Yield management isn’t just another cool buzz word you hear thrown around at business strategy meetings. It may be the most important principle that can be used by data and inventory-dependent companies in today’s world of constant change and information...

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ICD-10 Check list

ICD-10: Here at Last and a Last-Minute...

  The talk around the healthcare community regarding the quickly approaching October 1st ICD-10 transition is mixed. Findings on athenahealth’s current website are alarming: three out of four practices are worried about the upcoming ICD-10 transition, 44% have not started...

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3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Ignore Executive Sponsorship

The one thing you can count on in today’s fast-paced, technology driven world is change. Charles Darwin got it right when he stated, “it is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one...

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A Rising Startup: Five Things One Startup Did to Navigate the Normal Pitfalls

A Rising Startup: Five Things One Startup...

[Reposted from ThinkWellConsulting.com.] Opargo, LLC is a tech company based in Irving, Texas, whose origins went from a “problem-solution” conversation among its eventual co-founders to a company poised to deliver a major impact to the healthcare industry – in less than...

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Meaningful collisions

Meaningful Collisions

I went to grad school to learn the most from the best. And at SMU’s Cox School of Business, I wasn’t disappointed. With classes on accounting, finance, marketing, operational management, and more, I learned not only the time-tested essentials of...

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healthcare data

Maximizing Healthcare Data: The Beginning and the...

It’s the first thing that new patients undergo: the detailed and sometimes arduous task of providing all their necessary information, from personal identification to medical profiles to treatment histories. Data is also what drives practices, from knowing physician preferences and...

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Wave Scheduling Woes: Inherent Problems and the Human Factor

Wave Scheduling Woes: Inherent Problems and the...

It’s been practiced consistently since the early 1980s as a solution for increased patient volume and the need to make practices more efficient. Wave scheduling, where physicians schedule multiple appointments at the top of the hour and then see patients...

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Physician Burnout

Physician Burnout: The Causes

A study of 2,000 multispecialty doctors by Physician Wellness Services and Cejka Search discovered that nearly 87% identified themselves as “moderately stressed” on a daily basis, and 37.7% noted “severe stress.” An editorial published in JAMA Internal Medicine reported physician burnout...

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ICD-10

Look Out, Here Comes ICD-10

On Oct. 1, 2015, the current International Classifications for Diseases (ICD) system, ICD-9, a 30-year-old system for medical and billing codes, will convert to the new international standard ICD-10. The most notable change is the significant increase in number of...

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What Does Building a Start-up Have in...

Starting your own business isn’t a sprint. It’s not even a marathon. It’s an Ironman– where mind, body and will are tested to the extreme. I know because I have had the chance to do both – at the same...

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Debunking the Myth of Best and Worst Doctor Appointment Times

Debunking the Myth of Best and Worst...

Tuesdays and Thursdays are the most popular days to schedule a doctor appointment. Monday mornings are particularly busy because of weekend ailments. Late afternoon spots have the longest wait times. Avoid these days and times at all costs: they’re the...

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The high costs of no-show appointments

The high costs of no-show appointments

Doctors and their staffs spend a lot of time, effort, and expense to ensure that those who visit their offices get courteous, quality, and comprehensive care. When a patient doesn’t arrive – for whatever reason –it’s a disappointment all the...