Five Tools Transforming Nursing Care

Jul 29, 2020 1:49:01 PM / by Joy Youell posted in Patient app, Telehealth, Healthcare app, IT healthcare news, Telemedicine, patient communication

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Nurses are absolutely crucial to the healthcare industry and are taking on more responsibility than ever before. Even with the influx of medical technology, most nursing programs in the United States do not offer nursing technology courses. Instead, basic healthcare technology—like EHRs and databases—is integrated into each class. Nurses typically learn how to use these systems during clinic hours.

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10 Marks of a Healthy Waiting Room

Jul 5, 2020 10:20:00 AM / by Joy Youell posted in DocClocker, Wait time app, Waiting room, Patient app, Healthcare app, Doctor app, Apps for doctor visits, doctor patient relationship, patient communication

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For some people, waiting is the worst part of going to the doctor’s office. In fact, 97% of patients are frustrated with wait times. There are many things that you can do to make your waiting room less stressful. Surveys indicate that some key elements to offset this stress and anxiety is giving patients estimated wait times, amenities like free WIFI and even personal apologies for extended waiting. These solutions benefit patients and staff.

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Best Apps for Patient Feedback

Jun 24, 2020 10:04:48 AM / by Joy Youell posted in DocClocker, Patient app, Healthcare app, Doctor app, doctor patient relationship, patient communication

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No doctor’s office is perfect. This is why patient feedback is so important: it provides a practice with the opportunity to improve. Patients will not only mention things that need to be improved, but they will also mention things that are already great. Win-win!

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Doc-ORⓇ: Communication for a Surgical Practice

Jun 18, 2020 4:53:42 PM / by Joy Youell posted in DocClocker, Patient app, Digital healthcare, Healthcare app, Doctor app, Apps for doctor visits, doctor patient relationship, patient communication

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Surgeons in hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers are facing numerous challenges in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. There have been numerous federal and state regulations concerning elective surgeries. Some of these regulations have slowed practices considerably, reducing patient load and creating economic challenges.

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Population Health Management

Jun 3, 2020 12:33:22 PM / by Joy Youell posted in Patient app, Digital healthcare, Healthcare app, Medical app, Apps for doctor visits, Digital medical, COVID19, coronavirus

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The notions of population health may have enjoyed their day in the sun for the first time since the COVID-19 crisis. Ideas and principles long-familiar to healthcare providers and medical professionals are now better understood by people in general. Population health is sometimes driven by four primary components:

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Protect Your Patients: Remote Check In

May 26, 2020 11:49:31 AM / by Joy Youell posted in Wait time app, Waiting room, Patient app, Healthcare app, Doctor app, Apps for doctor visits, COVID19

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DocClocker has just released an ALL NEW feature. Remote check in is now available for your practice! 

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Plug In: Digital Tools for Patients

May 19, 2020 9:11:00 AM / by Joy Youell posted in Wait time app, Patient app, Digital healthcare, Healthcare app, Doctor app, Medical app, Apps for doctor visits, IT healthcare news, Digital medical, Healthcare trends

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From Smart watches to insulin pumps, patients are more equipped than ever with digital tools to manage our health. But, does it matter? Even with this prevalence of available digital healthcare resources, medical providers may lack the ability to react well to the influx of data. Tracking your heart rate during spin class may feel healthy and good, but what if large-scale data changes medical researchers’ understanding of average or recommended heart rate numbers entirely? There are many stones left unturned, which leaves some experts wondering: are digital healthcare tools useful yet?

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mHealth: Medical Care on Your Smartphone

May 16, 2020 9:07:00 AM / by Joy Youell posted in Wait time app, Patient app, Telehealth, Healthcare app, Medical app, Apps for doctor visits, IT healthcare news, Digital medical, Telemedicine, patient communication, Healthcare trends

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Mobile health is so mainstream that most of us don’t even question checking our heart rate or logging a meal on our smartphones. MHealth has streamlined so many of our self-care routines and has worked its way into our framework of medical self-care. But is the crossover making its way into official medical treatment? 

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eTalk: Messaging Your Doctor

May 11, 2020 9:01:00 AM / by Joy Youell posted in Waiting room, Patient app, Digital healthcare, Telehealth, Healthcare news, Medical health, Healthcare app, Doctor app, Medical app, Apps for doctor visits, IT healthcare news, Digital medical, Telemedicine, Healthcare trends

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Most of us can picture this: it’s the middle of the night, you’re burning up, you have stomach pain and the room is spinning. Your symptoms get worse, not better. And you have to make the call: go to the ER? 

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Doctor Locator Apps

May 7, 2020 2:16:00 PM / by Joy Youell posted in Wait time app, Patient app, Digital healthcare, Telehealth, Healthcare news, Healthcare app, Doctor app, Medical app, Apps for doctor visits, Digital medical, Telemedicine

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Whether you are on vacation and your baby is burning up with a fever or you injure yourself and need acute care, being able to locate a doctor quickly is important. Doctor locator apps are increasingly popular and give you access to a wide network of map-based medical facilities. With most of these applications, you can quickly discover:

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