Health care organizations in 2017 are on a constant quest to improve the patient experience and provide patient-centered care. Now, a new study has found that patient advisory councils (PACs) are an effective strategy to engage patients in improving health care organizations.Read More
The number-one most talked about blog post of 2016, according to Medical Economics, was about how more young doctors are jumping ship to non-clinical roles. “[A]n increasing proportion of the roughly 100,000 doctors in medical school today do not intend to treat patients as their primary career – or at all,” wrote Ryan Gamlin, a former health care management consultant and current medical student at the University of Cincinnati.
What if there were a way to give patients more of your time and attention while also giving them the opportunity to learn better health habits from their peers? There is, and it’s called the shared medical appointment. The concept is catching on with both doctors and patients, since it can reduce the cost of care while improving the patient experience. Read on to find out what a shared medical appointment is, what it is not, and whether this may be one way to address the changing U.S. health care system’s needs.Read More
Currently, doctors from as many as fourdifferent generations may be working side-by-side. A few members of the Greatest Generation are still practicing medicine, though many are retiring and passing the torch to the Baby Boomers they trained, as well as Generation X and now millennials. As the youngest generation, born in the 1980s to the early 2000s, millennials are also the largest at more than 80 million.Read More
Four out of five cataract diagnoses are made by an optometrist, making ODs the gatekeepers to cataract referrals and to intraocular lens (IOL) technology, according to theOptometry Times. And ophthalmologists rely on ODs not only for referrals, but for follow-up care and patient education as well.Read More
Online eyewear retailers are capturing consumers’ interest—and dollars. Warby Parker is probably eye doctors’ biggest online competition, notesVisionWeb. The style-savvy startup has upped their game by opening up a number ofretail locations around the U.S. Other online competitors to watch out for include brands like BonLook, Lookmatic, Eyefly, and many more.Read More