Letters from our readers
Even though they’ve been available for decades, portals have yet to meet their lofty expectations, a situation for which both patients and doctors share the blame.
Patients are comparing their healthcare experience against their experiences in retail and the service sector. And, let’s face it, healthcare hasn’t been known for providing modern, super engaging, seamless experiences.
Given their salaries and chances of getting sued, physicians should strongly consider estate planning after residency.
Should a family conference be captured with a time-based E/M code?
Digital ledger holds the potential to improve practice processes, but don’t get blinded by hype.
The growing threat of being hacked has more primary care physicians buying cyber insurance.
Preserve earnings, bolster tax savings and better plan for the future.
In the years ahead, experts expect portals will move beyond the limited functionality they have today and transform into a user-friendly technology that put a patient’s whole health history into one easy-to-navigate online portal.
While some claim it is unethical for physicians to go the direct-pay route, it actually provides better care to patients.