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Experts answer the top three questions medical practices have right now

As the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine continues across the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends healthcare personnel be among those offered the first doses of the vaccines. The CDC defines healthcare personnel as “all paid and unpaid persons serving in healthcare settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials.”Read More

The best tools and strategies for effective patient education

Many patients struggle to understand and retain health information. Studies have shown that patients usually forget between 40 and 80 percent of the information given to them during a medical appointment, and almost half of what they do remember is incorrect, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Stress and fear—such as from a scary diagnosis or a global pandemic—can make this even worse.Read More

How Rendia helped doctors serve patients and keep their practices going during a crisis

It’s been a long, hard year, for health care providers in particular. Whether you found yourself on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis treating patients, or saw your revenues drop as statewide shutdowns closed practices across the U.S., everyone in the medical community was affected by the pandemic in some way.Read More

Now more than ever, patients need trusted information from doctors

An estimated 45 million people in the U.S. wear contact lenses, according to CDC data. It is troubling that statistics also show that as many as 99 percent of contact lens wearers reported at least one hygiene behavior that puts them at increased risk of eye infection or inflammation. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s even more important to educate your contact lens patients. Here are some tips to promote safety and encourage patients to come to you for their contact lens related needs.

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These are the tools and approaches resilient providers are embracing now

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, burnout was a huge problem among doctors. A whopping 42 percent of doctors reported feeling burned out in 2018, according to a Medscape report that polled over 15,000 U.S. physicians from 29 specialties. Doctors have long been among the top professions with the highest risk of mental health issues and suicide.Read More

How eye doctors can better capitalize on the growing interest in laser vision correction

The wake of the seismic changes we’ve seen in 2020 has caused ripple effects in nearly every industry. In ophthalmology, there’s been an uptick in laser vision correction, which had never returned to pre-2008 levels. Is this a fad stemming from the pandemic, or the beginning of a trend? And what can eye doctors do to keep volume high in 2021?Read More