Patient-Centered Care

MGMA Stat poll: 83% of practice leaders have tightened opioid prescription protocols

December 4, 2017

Most practice leaders who say their organization educates patients on misuse of opioids also have tightened prescription protocols, according to a new MGMA Stat poll.

From crisis to public health emergency: How are practices educating patients about misuse of opioids?

November 16, 2017

As strategies emerge and evolve for combating the opioid crisis, how healthcare organizations educate patients on the dangers of misuse plays a critical part in preventing overdoses.

 Meeting MACRA’s call for care coordination through better communication

November 1, 2017

Finding the right method for care team collaboration is a strong step toward meeting the performance categories demands of new quality programs such as MIPS.

Changes for 2018 likely to affect patients’ awareness of open enrollment options

October 30, 2017

Changes to the open enrollment period for ACA exchange health insurance plans for 2018 may have a sizable effect on physician practice patients.

Integrating data from wearables into your practice’s EHR

October 26, 2017

As more consumers start using wearable technology, medical practices are faced with the challenge of finding ways to use that data. Follow these action steps to accept patient-generated data.

Better understanding of patient experiences a key factor in improving retention

October 25, 2017

Do you know how many patients are thinking about leaving your practice? Just as important is understanding why. See how a recent patient-provider relationship survey reveals insights on those who switch.

MGMA Stat poll suggests patients split on requesting electronic access to their medical record

October 19, 2017

Adoption of health information technology is opening new options for patients to access their medical records. A new MGMA Stat poll explores the divide on demand for paper and electronic versions.

MGMA poll: Practice leaders say no-shows, availability are their top appointment challenges

October 5, 2017

An MGMA Stat poll finds practice leaders citing no-shows and availability as their top challenges with appointments. Learn more about resources for medical group leaders to optimize patient appointments.

 Building a population health strategy that physicians love

October 1, 2017

Transitioning to a successful population health management model requires not just buy-in from physicians but eager and active participation.

 It’s personal: Marketing to build your practice in the digital age

October 1, 2017

To grow your practice, focus on building relationships and connections rather than traditional marketing and advertising, says Andrea Eliscu.

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