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Patients using social media to find doctor

Posted by Stephanie Tyburski on October 03, 2019

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.

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Topics: Insider, Market intelligence, News, Providers

Identifying depression in the primary care setting

Posted by Steve Wong on September 05, 2019

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.

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Topics: Behavioral health, Health care costs, Providers, Quality

10 quality improvement dos and don'ts

Posted by Stephanie Tyburski on September 03, 2019

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:

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Topics: Health care costs, Insider, News, Providers, Quality

Stroke Awareness Month: Targeting 10 modifiable risk factors

Posted by Stephanie Tyburski on May 09, 2019

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:

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Topics: Health & wellness, Providers

Commercial membership up 70% in the past 12 months

Posted by Steve Wong on May 02, 2019

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.

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Topics: Insider, Providers