The world rate of diabetes has risen nearly 400% since 1980. The World Health Organization's first global report on diabetes reveals that 422 million people in the world — up from 108 million in 1980 — were diagnosed with diabetes in 2014. Type 2 diabetes accounts for the majority of those diagnosed, largely resulting from excess body weight and physical inactivity. Released April 7 for World Health Day, the 88-page report revealed that Type 2 diabetes, once seen only in adults, is increasingly occurring in children and young people.Read More
A recent unique study was conducted for CareCredit about how people purchase healthcare services and related products including dentistry, veterinary services, hearing health, vision care and cosmetic procedures. In an online survey, patients who had made an elective healthcare purchase in the past 12 months (or were likely to do so soon), were asked a series of questions resulting in some interesting findings that could help medical service providers retain more business and potentially grow their current practices.Read More
Ever wonder how stars don’t age? The answers can have a significant impact on your clinic’s success.Read More
Too many apps on your smartphone? There’s an app for that.
And why not? There seems to be an app for everything these days, but according to PC Magazine, right now only seven of the top 100 have anything to do with health.Read More
Some version of this chart has been trumpeted in the media for over a decade now, and while it’s clear that helped instigate demands for improvement, it’s not at all clear that the reforms it prompted will solve the problem.
Why do 44.5% of all doctors think that refusing to accept insurance might be the right direction for their business?
Is practicing medicine about the patient or the billing codes? Is it about doing your job or proving that you did your job?
According to recent resources published by Physician Practice magazine and by the Medical Group Management Association, the most common sources of waste in your medical practice fall into two broad categories: things you can improve through management, and one major thing you probably don't want to do at all.
In a post-HIPPA era where doctor referrals can be tracked practically in real time and where everyone under 30 looks at your rankings online even though only 5% of your patients ever write a review, the ethical and tactical quagmire of attracting new patients has never been more challenging.
Healing patients goes hand in hand with healing the planet, at least conceptually, so it’s no wonder that healthcare professionals pursue green initiatives in greater numbers than ever before.