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Dec 09

Telehealth and HIPAA

Telehealth and remote patient care continue to be essential for effective and safe patient engagement during the uncertain pandemic and the looming flu season.  Practices need to ensure HIPAA-compliant teleconferencing and telecommuting tools are being leveraged to not only take care of their patients, but also to keep the clinic and providers compliant.

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Dec 07

Year-end Steps for Every Practice

As you put the finishing touches on 2020, and feel the desire to lean into 2021, take time to address important things that cropped up so far during the PHE.

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Nov 23

More about the Flu

The flu vaccine will not protect patients against COVID-19, but it can significantly reduce the risk of serious illness, severe symptoms, hospitalization or even death from the flu.  The flu vaccine is recommended every year for everyone 6 months of age and older with rare exception.

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Nov 19

Strategies in Action: Engaging Patients AND Keeping Them Safe

Many patients with one or more chronic disease have either been unable to visit their primary care provider or have avoided regular care due to fear of contracting the corona virus.  Practices need functional solutions to engage patients, keep providers informed about their patients, and ensure everyone remains as safe as possible as the pandemic’s direction is uncertain.  A combination of care management services can bridge the gap for patients and providers.

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Nov 06

Safely Celebrating the Holidays

The PHE creates many obstacles to enjoying regular traditions.  With some planning and a little creativity, however, time-honored traditions like the office holiday party can still be respected and provide a much-needed lift to providers and staff.

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Nov 04

Encourage Patients to Get Flu Shots - Much Is at Stake

The CDC recommends getting your annual flu shot in September or October.  However, getting the shot at any time will provide a benefit.  Given the increased risks this flu season, it is more important than ever to encourage patients to get their shot before January.

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