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3 ways digital tools can transform payer business practices

Combining digital technologies with better business processes can "fundamentally transform" payer organizations, according to a report from McKinsey & Company.

Hospital leaders: Words of caution for social media outreach

Guest post by Nancy P. Jean, s enior social media strategist for Lifespan Inc. So you're tweeting, posting to Facebook, updating Pinterest boards and maybe putting pictures up on...

Penn Medicine to share predictive analytics with state

Based on Penn Medicine's predictive "Penn Signals" platform, the Pennsylvania Department of Health has given it a four-year, $5 million grant to develop and test algorithms that predict adverse health events in real time in the hospital, the home, and the community.

Yelp rates patient experience better than satisfaction surveys

The crowdsourcing site Yelp, in which customers rate the quality of restaurants, hotels and a wide range of other businesses, does a better job than the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey in rating the quality of hospital stays, according to a new study.

Medical practices should adhere to social media guidelines

There are both benefits and risks when it comes to social media for physicians and medical practices.

3 ways to reduce no-shows at your practice

No-show patients could be costing your practice as much as $50,000 a year, according to a recent  Physicians Practice  slideshow. But there's more than money at stake: When patients don't call to cancel appointments, providers can't offer those slots to the patients who need them.

Docs rarely disclose conflicts of interest when discussing drugs and devices on social media

Healthcare professionals rarely note conflicts with interest when promoting prescription drugs or medical devices on social media--including whether they have been paid by drug and medical device companies to do so--a practice that has begun to raise ethical questions among some of their peers, according to an article published by  STAT.

HIMSS16: Handles, hashtags and lists

This year's conference will feature hundreds of education sessions and events, about 1,300 vendor exhibits and will be visited by tens of thousands of health IT professionals. You can't be everywhere at once--but you can extend your reach with social media.

4 considerations for your practice's online presence

A disgruntled former patient who created a website to impersonate his surgeon's online presence. Plastic surgery practices posting the work of another plastic surgeon on their websites. These are just two reasons you must be careful when you set up an online presence to market your physician practice, according to a recent  Medscape  article.

When PR disaster strikes, hospitals must make the first move

Healthcare Drive  examines the responses of two hospitals that faced public relation nightmares in the past month that could have seriously damaged their professional reputations.