Celebrating North Florida’s Doctors

Incorporating Telehealth Nurses in Your Telemedicine Services

Telemedicine Provides New Opportunities for Better Patient Care as Well as Cost Savings

—Nurse Triage Models are Now Making it More Effective and Efficient

By Dr. Charu Raheja, Ph.D.

Hospitals, specialty clinics, and other healthcare organizations are expanding telemedicine to provide quality services and generate revenue. There are many telemedicine options available for each organization’s unique needs and it is important to be aware of the factors that providers must consider to make telemedicine services successful for the patients and the organization.

Telemedicine Adoption

According to the 2017 Foley Telemedicine and Digital Health Survey of more than 100 senior hospital executives, more than three-quarters of those surveyed are…

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Setting New Standards in Vision Care

Improving Patients’ Vision Through Innovative Cataract Laser Surgery

By Dr. Amit Chokshi

The number of cataract surgeries in the United States has soared to 3.6 million and is expected to rapidly grow in the coming years as life expectancy continues to increase.

In the past five years this procedure has had an astonishing array of advances which have not only resulted in a correction of the patient’s vision, but have also allowed surgeons to achieve a substantially higher level of clarity, precision and accuracy. These advances have enabled surgeons to provide better results that substantially benefit the lives of their patients. 

Benefits of Laser Cataract Surgery

The use of laser technology within the medical field has soared…

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Leaders in Transplant Innovation in Florida

Half-century of Saving Lives Through
the Advancement of Organ Transplants

By Karin Lillis

Over the course of the last five decades, University of Florida Health Shands Transplant Center faculty and staff have performed more than 8,000 organ transplants. They provide lifesaving care for adult patients receiving heart, liver, lung, kidney and pancreas transplants. The center also provides care for pediatric patients receiving heart, lung, kidney and pancreas transplants.

“UF Health Shands Hospital is fully committed to organ transplantation. UF was the first center in the state to provide most of these lifesaving procedures. The intent is to build on this foundation and…

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What is the Value of Your Practice?

Determining the Right Standard of Valuation for Your Business.

By Hunter M. Outcalt, CPA and John J. Hakanson

The signing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in March 2010 brought about a tremendous amount of uncertainty regarding reimbursement in the healthcare industry. Many physician practices, which are often run similarly to other types of small businesses, are not equipped to handle stiff reimbursement pressure. This has created an environment of significant consolidation and acquisition activity for healthcare providers across the country.

In valuation, it is first necessary to determine…

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Simply The Best

How to Grow Your Practice through Patient Interviews—and Not Spend a Penny Doing It!

By Matt Donnelly

Imagine being able to create more profitable patients just like your best ones. Just a pipe dream? Nope, it’s very possible through patient interviews.

By understanding the reasons why your best patients first came to you and continue to do so, you can discover patterns—and even exact phrases!—to use in recruiting more patients like them. This research can feed directly into your marketing activities and strategies.

And it only costs a little imagination and some of your time (or an employee’s time).

Locate Your Best Customers

The first thing you need to do is …

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