If you're trying to attract new patients to your growing practice, you may have wondered how people find and evaluate new providers these days. According to the Healthcare Consumer Insight & Digital Engagement survey from Binary Fountain, 51% of consumers use social media to search for providers — a staggering 621% increase from 2017.
Depression is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. for ages 15 to 44.3. The impact of depression on physical health can include chronic pain, increased risk of heart disease, exacerbation of chronic conditions, and insomnia.
Primary care providers (PCPs) are often the first to recognize the signs of depression. In order to confirm or rule out a diagnosis, PCPs should use the PHQ-9 screening tool. For more information regarding the PHQ-9 and to obtain the screening tool in additional languages, please refer to PHQ screener website.
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement identified several pitfalls and promising practices drawn from the American healthcare sector's experimentation with quality-improvement methods and performance management:
May is Stroke Awareness month. This year, the National Stroke Association urges providers and patients to focus on prevention and on the ten modifiable risk factors that account for 90% of strokes:
Our membership growth
AllWays Health Partners has become one of the fastest growing health plans in the region. In the past year, we have grown almost 70% — we now have nearly a quarter of a million members. At the same time, we continue to see a high retention of our existing groups year after year.