This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Current advertisers: Manage your account
Not an advertiser yet? Click here for our media kit




Text Version   RSS   Subscribe   Unsubscribe   Archive   Media Kit April 10, 2014

Home   About Us   Standards   Patient Safety   Programs   Contact Us      

 



Skip to section: ASC   RURAL HEALTH OUTPATIENT THERAPY INTERNATIONAL  

Meaningful use email criteria challenging for specialists
Pamela Lewis Dolan
As the meaningful use incentive program moves into its second stage, there have been concerns among physicians over their ability to meet the patient engagement requirements. Satisfying the Stage 2 criteria will rely not only on physicians adopting the right technology, but also on their patients' willingness to use it. A recent study finds specialists may have a particularly hard time getting patients to sign up for their patient portals and exchange secure emails with them.
   Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE  
Looking for similar articles? Search here, keyword MEANINGFUL USE




OFFICE-BASED SURGERY


Beard implants on the rise
CNN
Plastic surgeons are getting more business these days because of a new trend in facial hair: Beards are back! And they're no longer being used simply to cover facial scarring.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Physical appearance as a research outcome measure in surgery
Healio
Joseph Sobanko, MD, assistant professor of dermatology, University of Pennsylvania, addresses the importance of physical appearance as a research outcome measure in dermatologic surgery during a presentation at the American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting in Denver.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  The Top 10 Metrics to Maximize Your Practice's Revenue

MediGain has analyzed the top physicians offices around the country and compiled the Top 10 Metrics they use to maximize their practice's revenue. You can't manage what you can't measure. Here are 10 metrics that you can track so you can spend more time providing quality health care for your patients. Plus, you will end up with more cash at the end of the day/month/year.
 


Gel to heal divide between bones and surgical implants
Chemistry World
A new gel developed by researchers at Uppsala University, Sweden, could lead to a smart coating that makes it easier to fuse surgical implants with bone tissue by reducing the chances of rejection by the body.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Teeth-grinding a symptom of stressful modern life, dental surgeons say
National Post Wire Services
Dentists are recording increasing cases of involuntary teeth-grinding, known as bruxism. The problem is thought to affect 1 in 10 of us.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


  FEATURED COMPANIES
Increase Patient Satisfaction, Not Costs
ImageFIRST is dedicated to improving patient satisfaction through quality linens and remarkable services. This lets you focus on what matters most: caring for your patients.
Save on the products & services you need
when you need them. From analgesics to office supplies, contact Essensa today. MORE


AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS


The art of the sale
Dermatology Times
Physicians commonly need coaching regarding the following elements of the sales process, according to an expert. Understanding key elements of the sales process is key to managing treatment plans and expectations for aesthetic procedures.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Some doctors look at nontraditional means to make practice thrive
The News-Star
Today, family practice physicians have found they'll have to go beyond traditional care to keep their practice thriving, which includes offering more diverse services such as Botox or weight loss programs.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Good news and bad news for proponents of ICD-10 delay
Pamela Lewis Dolan
With the passing of H.R. 4302, known as the Protecting Access to Medicare Act, on March 31, Congress delayed a permanent fix to the sustainable growth rate payment formula for a 17th time. And ICD-10 was delayed for a fourth time.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


RURAL HEALTH CLINICS


On the road with the health wagon
CBS News
A crew from 60 Minutes recently boarded the Health Wagon, a mobile health clinic in a beat-up Winnebago. It's run by Teresa Gardner and Paula Meade, two nurse practitioners who navigate the hills and hollows of Appalachia, providing free medical care to the working poor.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


House calls, once a luxury, now make business sense
Daily Press
Though doctors can see fewer than one-fourth as many patients on house calls as they would in an office practice — six or seven a day, compared to 25 or 30 — it's a break-even proposition, or even a savings, in an integrated health system, according to Dr. Kyle Allen.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


An insurer bets on primary care docs to lower costs
Bloomberg Businessweek
Primary care doctors are in a difficult spot these days. Paid less than specialists, many jam their schedules with 15-minute appointments to bring in cash. Independence Blue Cross, which insures 2.2 million people in the Philadelphia region, is betting that these doctors will respond to a deal: more money in exchange for more help keeping patients out of the hospital.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINICS


How new technology is helping paralyzed patients regain use of legs
Fast Company's Co.Exist
Four young men are now using an implant that lets them move limbs they were told would never work again. What does this mean for the future of paralysis?
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Growing together: Share your facility's best practices, insights
AAAASF
We would like to encourage AAAASF members to submit a short piece, 100-150 words, for publication in the AAAASF Week In Review. Any topic is welcome (other than what is already included on your website). Share your insight and best-practice tips on:
  • Smooth operation of your surgi-center
  • Medical/legal issues
  • Surgical tips or "traps"
  • Treatment trends
  • Patient education/compliance techniques
  • Any topic that can help colleagues improve their professional practice
Please send articles to Dr. Peter Fodor. Be sure to include your facility's website address and your contact information; your facility's website will be linked in the article. Publication will be at the discretion of AAAASF.

Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article


How to incorporate the 5 senses into your PT practice
PutMeBackTogether.com
There has been some hype lately about incorporating five senses into product design and marketing. So why not incorporate that in our physical therapy practice?
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


ASF INTERNATIONAL CLINICS


US doctor shortage seen to trigger exodus internationally
GMA News
In a development that may trigger an exodus of doctors and medical workers from the Philippines, the United States is opening the doors for up to 13,000 physicians from around the world in the next decade due to a shortage of physicians.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Hand rejuvenation popularity surging in India
The Times of India
The unscientific and unkind name for them is "Madonna mitts" — hands that show up your age no matter how well preserved the rest of your body is. Hand rejuvenation is now becoming a popular procedure in India.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


How surgeons are learning from the hands Rodin sculpted
Popular Science
Dr. James Chang, an internationally renowned hand reconstruction surgeon at Stanford University, has been using the hands Rodin sculpted to teach medical students to identify particular hand conditions.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Textured breast implants pose greater risk of infection than smooth implants (Medical Xpress)
ASPS: Number opting for breast lifts increase by 70 percent since 2000 (HNGN)
A multidimensional individualized approach to plantar fasciitis treatment (Heidi Dawson)

Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.
 



AAAASF Week in Review

Colby Horton, Executive Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
Advertise in this publication

Valerie Hunt, Senior Content Editor, 469.420.2690  
Contribute news

Be sure to add us to your address book or safe sender list so our emails get to your inbox. Learn how.

This edition of the AAAASF Week in Review was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here — it's free!

Recent issues

April 3, 2014
March 27, 2014
March 20, 2014
March 13, 2014






7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063