Changing from Frontdesk to another software

November 7, 2014

Has anybody successfully done this to merge patient files from Frontdesk to another software? Just a little concerned that the extended care plan that frontdesk offer recently went 25% with annual increases above CPI forecast.

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Stabilize your ankles to prevent injury

September 30, 2014

Picture this: a constantly shifting mass weighing 45-90 kilograms is balanced on two small pillars, each less than 20 centimeters wide and about 20 centimeters tall. The pillars are made up of three parts, held together with strong fibrous bands. It is the job of this small structure to help keep the moving mass constantly in balance and upright.

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Struggling to move: Delving into the pain of osteoarthritis

May 27, 2014

Her foot pain began 15 years ago, leading to a 2002 diagnosis of osteoarthritis, which left her limping and unable to walk for extended periods of time. And it progressively worsened. In time, Deborah Cole Thomas, 60, of Plum, Pa., would undergo surgeries to fuse joints in both feet along with a left-ankle replacement, all from the wear-and-tear form of arthritis.

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Practical, protective foot health steps for people with diabetes

December 4, 2012

Healthy feet are essential for overall good health, no matter your age, fitness level or physical challenges. For people with diabetes, however, taking care of their feet is especially vital. More than 60 percent of all non-traumatic lower-limb amputations worldwide are related to complications from the disease, according to the American Diabetes Association.

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Make the most of patient education opportunities at your practice

October 2, 2012

When you hear the term “patient education,” do you think only of the interaction that takes place in the exam room between a provider and their patient, and usually around helping a patient manage illness? It can be so much more than that. There are opportunities to engage patients in a variety of settings, and to expand the scope from disease management to comprehensive care.

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Simple methods to reduce no shows at your medical practice

September 4, 2012

The only way to ensure that every patient makes it to the office for their scheduled appointment may be to send a bus to pick them up, and even then, rest assured there will be one or two that still don’t make it. In order to fix this problem in a medical practice, you have to understand first the reasons that patients don’t make it to their appointments.

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Creating a culture for success at your medical practice

August 21, 2012

Owen Dahl writes, “Talking about the concept of ‘culture’ and ‘creativity’ in reference to medical practices can be both intriguing and scary. Most practices want a culture of stability, not one that faces constant change! However, while the old adage says two things are certain – death and taxes – I would add a third – change.”

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3 steps in improving physician productivity

July 10, 2012

Susanne Madden writes, “‘Help, my partner won’t perform!’ It’s a cry I hear over and over again here at the Verden Group. Not only can it be a source of frustration and limiting to the growth of the practice, but these days payer contracts are becoming increasingly based on performance

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5 vital signs for your practice’s health

June 19, 2012

Lucien Roberts writes, “Most physicians have a limited amount of time to monitor the fiscal health of their practices. However, it is possible.

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6 steps to boost productivity by 30 percent at your medical practice

June 5, 2012

What if your current staff could actually get all of their work done, you could see 30 percent more patients, or you could get home in time for dinner? How happy would patients be if wait time decreased?

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