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Getting a Good Night s Sleep: Helping Diagnose Sleep Problems in Seniors

Smiling Senior

By: SleepAdvisor.org Sleep deprivation at any age is detrimental to one s overall mood and physical well-being. Even young children can be irritable and have trouble concentrating when they don t get enough sleep, but as we get older, the consequences of sleep deprivation become even more pronounced. And considering that nearly half of people between the ages of 65 and 84 report symptoms of insomnia on a regular basis, sleep issues are clearly a problem for aging adults. Although some of…

The Prescription Opioid Epidemic: History and Potential Solutions

By: www.Addictions.com Prescription opioids now account for the majority of overdose deaths. Most are related to synthetic opioids such as fentanyl and tramadol. This epidemic has resulted in government agencies, public health officials and medical institutions scrambling to find answers to curtail this dangerous trend. Prescription opioid drugs, when used as prescribed, offer relief from pain. Vicodin and OxyContin are among the two more popular ones. Both of these substances, when misused, are highly addictive. And it s no surprise therefore,…

5 Ways to Help Your Senior Patients Make Healthier Choices

Provider Educating Senior Patient

By Jason Lewis jason_lewis@strongwell.org strongwell.org/ Older adults face more and more healthcare obstacles, from arthritis to heart disease to osteoporosis to dementia. Empowering seniors to take control of their lifestyle choices is an effective way to turn these obstacles into opportunities. Doctors can teach healthy decision-making to people who face unique health challenges by guiding seniors through their choices for physical and mental well-being. Not only does this provide support for chronic illnesses and pain, but it can be a…

The Top 10 Tricks to Reduce No-Shows in Your Doctor s Office

You may run the most organized doctor s office in the nation, but patients are still going to no-show on you. Patients usually don’t need to cancel their appointments at the last minute. They just forget to keep you informed and leave your time slot empty. These no-shows are taking valuable time and money out of your practice. So let s take a good look at some simple techniques to significantly reduce no-shows in your medical office. Be careful to schedule accurately,…

Need an Effective Solution for Patient Billing Reminders?

Successful practices prosper because they do their job well. Providing high-quality services to patients with an exceptional staff is their focus. Practices like this usually don’t have trouble with acquiring new patients in because they are built on a solid reputation and skills. However, with growing patient responsibility from both larger deductibles and co-pays, they may have a hard type sustaining themselves if they don t receive patient payments. Patient-responsible balances are steadily increasing — more patients owe more money. Receiving patient payment for services rendered…

Get More Done While Saving Money Using an Automation

In order for any practice to be prosperous and profitable, it needs to make money. The popularity of any practice comes from happy, satisfied patients. High quality and unquestionable standards will continually bring patients in and back for more. Once you ve got your successful practice model in place, it is just a matter of time before you ve got more customers than you know what to do with! This is where many practice owners start to falter because no matter how…

Need an Effective Solution for Appointment Reminders?

Today s healthcare organizations realize just how valuable missed appointments truly are to a practice’s bottom line. The higher the number of missed appointments, the more money will be lost. When there is a high number of missed appointments, it indicates an organization is not running as efficiently as it should. This directly impacts the resources of the organization, whether that be a healthcare company, business corporation, law firm and many other types of business offices where time is factor. The main…

Save Time with Text Message Appointment Reminders

In the past decade, the biggest change in the way we run businesses has been the way we use mobile phones. This means most businesses have been forced to change the way they reach customers. Research has shown that 79% of mobile users check their phones within 15 minutes of waking up and do this over 150 times a day. It s, therefore, not strange when businesses are looking for the best way to reach their customers through their phones. Ahead…

Appointment Reminders Keep Your Schedule Filled

Manually calling patients to remind them of their appointments is a significant time-drain for your staff. The last thing a medical office needs is for one of its essential medical or front desk personnel to be tied up trying to remind a patient about an appointment. Unfortunately, this happens more frequently than many offices want. The staff member gets caught on the phone with “chatty” patients as they call to remind them of an upcoming appointment. When your staff initiates the…