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Encouraging Patients to Ask Questions

Imagine this typical scene playing out at your office: one more patient arrives for his or her appointment, the waiting room is overcrowded, and you’re running behind because of emergencies. The staff is stressed because of the delay, and patients are upset since they are waiting longer than anticipated. Each

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What to Expect While Wearing a Holter, Event, or MCT Monitor

According to the American Heart Association, the average person has a heart that beats 100,000 times per day. Should you discover that your heart beats faster or slower than this, or at an irregular pace, you may have an arrhythmia. Many different types of arrhythmias exist, and they can be

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Being Heart Healthy Keeps Your Mind Sharp

Your heart is a vital component of your anatomy, responsible for pumping a healthy dose of nutrient-rich blood throughout your entire body. Therefore, the health status of your heart will affect the health of the rest of your body. Dr. Evan Thacker, a chronic disease epidemiologist at Brigham Young University,

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5 Tips to Encourage Patient Compliance

An article published in the US National Library of Medicine by the National Institutes of Health reveals that 33 to 69 percent of all the medication-related hospital admissions in the United States are a direct result of noncompliance. The institution also revealed that noncompliance resulted in a cost of about

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4 Tips to Improve Medical Staff Efficiency and Productivit

In order for a day to run smoothly at any doctor’s office, the staff must work as a team. “Time is money,” and when doctors, nurses, and office assistants aren’t on the same page, it can cost the practice much needed revenue. These four tips can help your practice improve

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Encouraging Patients to Follow Up

You wish the best for your patients, and following surgery or treatment, it is imperative to understand how their bodies are reacting. Obviously this concerns following up at intervals. However, patients are often under the impression that following up is unnecessary and expensive if they feel fine. The cardiac monitor

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5 Ways Women Can Celebrate Heart Month

February is National Heart Month. Because emphasis in the past has been on preventing heart disease in men, women have been less likely to worry about heart attacks, stroke, cholesterol levels, et cetera. Unfortunately, heart disease and stroke cause 33% of all deaths every year – that’s one woman every

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Find Motivation to Improve Heart Health

If your cardiovascular health can be described as poor or intermediate, you’ll want to take steps to improve it to prevent serious complications, like a stroke or heart attack. Here are some methods to find the motivation to better your heart health. The My Heart Challenge Intermountain Heart Institute created

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How Staff Morale Affects Patients

Your life revolves around your practice. You come into the office and spend the majority of your day reviewing charts and seeing patients. To you, everything seems perfect, but your Yelp reviews may not be reflecting as positively as you had hoped. You think back on your patient conversations and

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Getting More Out of Your EHR

In June 2018, the Stanford University School of Medicine published a white paper focused on improvements to electronic health record (EHR) systems. With 90% of physicians utilizing EHRs, the volume of information and vast number of patients, employees, and doctors accessing the records staggers the imagination. Stanford’s study determined that

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Warn Your Diabetes Patients About Heart Health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noted that 29 million individuals in the United States suffer from diabetes. When this condition isn’t monitored and kept under control, it can lead to a host of other major health problems. Medicomp, makers of a state-of-the-art mobile heart monitor, are sharing

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Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Your Cardiac Monitoring Provider

Ambulatory cardiac monitoring is becoming a service that more physicians are offering as a part of a standard of care. With advances in mobile cardiac telemetry (MCT), it has become easier to provide cardiac monitoring services, and these advances are making the services more effective for patients who have experienced

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