Telemedicine: From “nice to have” to “must have”

A decade ago it may have been hard to imagine health providers and patients talking to each other through their computer screens. Technology has grown by leaps and bounds, particularly in healthcare, that now, video consultations and telemedicine...

Read More


2017 is the year of patient engagement

Online health records and patient portals have long since dominated the discussion in healthcare globally. While there are questions about its adoption and meaningful use, online health records and portals have ushered in a new era in digital health,...

Read More


ContinuousCare Health Blog 8 common questions about remote care and virtual consultations answered

8 common questions about remote care and virtual consultations answered

Increased accessibility to round-the-clock care is perhaps one of the biggest advantages of remote care and virtual consultations When virtual consultations started getting attention a few years ago, the debate was about whether it is ethical to...

Read More


Increase clinic revenue with virtual house calls

Increase clinic revenue with virtual house calls

If given the choice most of your clinic’s patients would probably welcome the option of having house calls from their doctors. They could avoid travel time, long waits in the waiting room and additional costs. This is particularly pertinent for...

Read More


How telemedicine helps clinics treat mental health problems

How telemedicine helps clinics treat mental health problems

Telepsychiatry sessions with one’s own doctors are likely to be a boon for many silent sufferers One in four people is likely to be affected by mental illness. Alarmingly, nearly two-thirds of people with mental illness do not seek help, according...

Read More


How digital health is improving access to physical therapy

How digital health is improving access to physical therapy

Recently, a physical therapist wrote about why he quit his successful practice to move into a digital health start-up. Why? Because he felt that the scope of his conventional practice was limited. He had managed to bring it to a point beyond which he...

Read More


The Three Stages of Patient Portal Adoption

The Three Stages of Patient Portal Adoption

“To be, or not to be” That is truly the question when it comes to patient portal adoption. Interestingly, despite being a decade old, patient portals have not seen the adoption one would expect. A lot has been said about why patient portals are...

Read More


Top tips on how to improve revenue with clinic management software

Top tips on how to improve revenue with clinic management software

A good clinic management software can help track and improve your revenue cycle With healthcare reforms and mounting costs, hospitals have been faced with a lot of pressure to increase profitability without compromising on the quality of care. Add...

Read More


Get patients to check their health symptoms with you rather than Google

Get patients to check their health symptoms with you rather than Google

Cyberchondria is defined as an unfounded state of medical anxiety about common symptoms brought on by excessive online searches and literature review. The sight of patients wielding printouts or swiping through “health websites” on their phone is...

Read More


How to get positive online patient reviews about your practice

How to get positive online patient reviews about your practice

Positive online reviews increase referral visits Buying a new phone, car, going on holiday or even choosing a restaurant to dine out? Chances are the first place you’re likely to look is an online review website. Why? Because rather than counting...

Read More


How is online appointment scheduling beneficial to a medical practice?

How is online appointment scheduling beneficial to a medical practice?

A growing number of healthcare practices worldwide are going online with appointment booking systems. Hospitals, clinics, therapeutic groups, name it and they have it. There is a greater need, now more than ever, to understand why such systems not...

Read More


Ethics of healthcare marketing for physicians and medical practices

Ethics of healthcare marketing for physicians and medical practices

A lot has been said against physicians marketing themselves and their services. It is the convention that those practicing in “learned professions” like medicine and law should abstain from advertising or marketing themselves so as to uphold the...

Read More


Benefits and drawbacks of telehealth services going mobile

Benefits and drawbacks of telehealth services going mobile

Telehealth services going mobile has its benefits and pitfalls A video call with a patient in another city or country may have seemed like a far-fetched idea a decade ago. Yet, with technology growing by leaps and bounds, telehealth is here and...

Read More


How technology can improve patient care and adherence

How technology can improve patient care and adherence

Medication non-adherence leads to poor health outcomes and increased healthcare costs Let’s first take a look at some of the major issues plaguing health providers when it comes to patient care after their clinic visit. Patients losing their...

Read More


8 Simple and Effective Time Management Tips for Doctors

8 Simple and Effective Time Management Tips for Doctors

Effective time management practices can help health providers grow their practice Figuring out how to grow a medical practice, attending CME seminars, meeting as many patients as possible and handling administrative responsibilities in your clinic...

Read More


18 ways on how to increase patient referrals to your clinic

18 ways on how to increase patient referrals to your clinic

Grow your practice by improving your patient referral rates Patients are an integral part of every medical practice. We all know this. But just how important are they? While a packed practice schedule means steady revenue, it is equally vital to have...

Read More


Why patient education is important for health providers

Why patient education is important for health providers

“How much information should doctors provide patients?” An often asked question among physicians. It is a tough call for doctors to make as they are required to balance providing information for patient education in order to ensure transparency...

Read More


What is the difference between EMR, EHR and PHR?

What is the difference between EMR, EHR and PHR?

The growth of digital healthcare has given rise to new definitions for provider-patient interactions. Among the commonly used terms, we often hear of EMR (Electronic Medical Records), EHR (Electronic Health Records) and PHR (Personal Health Records)....

Read More


35 Compelling Reasons Why Social Media Is Important In Healthcare

35 Compelling Reasons Why Social Media Is Important In Healthcare

The importance of social media in marketing has been discussed quite extensively. Its influence is quickly being appreciated and the role it plays in healthcare is no exception. In a world where people are more likely to look up general health...

Read More


Is telemedicine the future of healthcare?

Is telemedicine the future of healthcare?

It is no secret that telemedicine has changed the way doctors interact with and treat patients. Despite its many advantages, the adoption of telemedicine has been slow and not without obstacles. Which therefore brings up the question – Can...

Read More


Why empowering patients is important for health providers

Why empowering patients is important for health providers

Like any relationship, a provider-patient relationship also requires good communication and trust in order to work towards a common goal. In this case, that goal would be to ensure better health outcomes. This is why patient empowerment is...

Read More


7 Ways To Make Your Patient Portal Work For You

7 Ways To Make Your Patient Portal Work For You

You’ve probably set up your patient portal now and believe that should be sufficient to reach out to your patients. While setting up a patient portal is a good first step towards patient engagement, there is a lot more that needs to be done in...

Read More


ContinuousCare Health Blog

Patient Satisfaction: How Important Is It To Increase Revenue?

In a time where good quality, reliable health care comes with a hefty price-tag, patients are more skeptical about the reliability of health providers. And this is not just a problem that is faced by the uninsured. Healthcare costs are mounting, so...

Read More


ContinuousCare Health Blog

Patient Engagement and How It’s Shaping Healthcare

Everyone seems to agree that healthcare providers should be promoting patient engagement- but, what does this mean? Simply put, this refers to patients and their healthcare providers working together to achieve improved healthcare outcomes by using...

Read More