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6 Steps to Deal With Dissatisfied Patients

At some point in our careers, we’re bound to encounter a disgruntled patient. So it’s important to be prepared for such a scenario. Without a plan-of-action for such an event, it’s highly probable that it’ll lead to bad consequences that could have been easily preventable. On the contrary, if handled correctly the same patient may well become one of …

How SMS Reminders Improve Healthcare in Developing Countries

SMS reminders are not only good news for doctors, but a boon for patients as well. SMS reminders are proving themselves extremely efficient as medical assistants on-the-go. They can help manage your appointments, cancellations, informing patients about your clinic timings, scheduling seminars, etc. In today’s world, mobile text messages are a universally recognized means of …

How Hospitals can make the most of patient portals

The medical field is rapidly switching to eHealth today and Patient Portals are an extension of it. Patient portals are online healthcare applications that allow patients to interact and communicate with their healthcare providers, such as physicians and hospitals. Portal services exist 24 hours over the internet. How Patient Portals help Patient portals permit patients to …

The Importance of Interpersonal Communication in Medical Practices

The first visit to a doctor is extremely crucial for formation of a healthy and successful doctor patient relationship. The development of this relationship is based on good communication and interaction with the patient which not only helps in cure, but also makes the patient comfortable right from the first visit. This is the foundation …

What is a Patient Portal and Why is it Useful?

What is a Patient Portal? Patient portals are web based online applications that allow patient communication with their healthcare provider. A patient portal enables the patient 24 by 7 access to their health records, thereby empowering patients to manage of their own health. Some patient portals are independent websites which are integrated into existing hospital software …

Do your patients forget to take their medicines?

Doctors everywhere have the same goal – to make patients healthier. However, all your efforts might go in vain due to a factor not completely under your control – your patients’ non-adherence to prescribed medication. A study1 published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that only 50% of patients adhere to their prescription. That’s right – only …

How EMRs Improve Medical Care – A Scientific View

Medical set ups like clinics or hospitals maintain a record of all the medical data of a patient. It is documented on paper, in files or folders. It includes personal and medical information like patient’s name, age, contact number, address, attending physicians, previous ailments, medications, surgeries etc. and more1. EMR is an Electronic Medical record …

Finding a Successor for your Medical Practice

A great deal of hard work, talent, perseverance and patience goes into building a medical practice. The laborious work coupled with emergencies can sap a physician’s strength. As they gather age and experience, many physicians find it taxing to meet the demands of this hectic profession. However, a few of them decide to find a successor before retiring. Thus, …

6 Simple Tips to Start Marketing Your Medical Practice

India has the largest number of medical colleges in the world, churning out 30,000 doctors and 18,000 specialists per year1. A new medical practice setup is the most common choice for most physicians. The challenge of attracting patients commences right at the outset of this noble profession. Increasing competition and standard of living necessitates that …