Best Practices

Distinct from our daily news coverage, Best Practices articles on PhysBizTech provide actionable advice on the business of running your practice. This page serves as your go-to source for all of our Best Practices content, chronologically arranged with the most recent articles at the top. You can sign up for our weekly Best Practices e-newsletter by clicking here.

February 08, 2012 | Dan Nelson - Practice Administrator
Desert Ridge Family Physicians, a six-doctor practice in Phoenix, sought to improve its service by giving patients the ability to exchange e-mails with their doctors through a secure patient portal. There is no charge for the service, and to date more than 5,800 of 9,000 active adult patients have...
January 31, 2012 | Michelle McNickle - New Media Producer
The days of tweeting, Yelp-ing, and checking-in are here to stay. But as social media's use expands, certain guidelines are needed to ensure its "optimal" practice in the healthcare realm. Christina Thielst offers 10 tips for proper use of social media in healthcare.
January 19, 2012 | Molly Merrill - Associate Editor
While it is "critical that doctors, who have the best healthcare information to share, be part of the online healthcare conversation," according to social media advisor Glen Gilmore, "there are definite precautions that should be taken to lessen the risk of social media missteps....
January 18, 2012 | Lonnie Hirsch - Founding Partner, Healthcare Success Strategies, Stewart Gandolf, MBA - CEO, Healthcare Success Strategies
The most practical approach to positive patient comments is by being proactive. A deliberate program of communications and engagement gives every patient the means to feel heard before turning to online social media.