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Explore the Benefits of Twitter in 2014

January 15, 2014

It's a new year, so why not explore some new social media strategies for your medical practice? One option that is sure to benefit your practice this year is the microblogging website, Twitter, already used by millions of businesses and individuals daily. Let's take a closer look at some reasons you may want to consider...  read more

The Benefits of Keeping a Medical Blog

December 20, 2013

It seems today that everyone has a blog. Whether personal or professional, serious or silly, factual or informal—just about every subject has a blog about it. And rightfully so! If someone wants to write about it, there is somebody who wants to read about it. This is one of the greatest things about information dissemination...  read more

Is Twitter Serving up Your Target Market?

December 10, 2013

Social media is quickly becoming the go-to for all types of brands and businesses—including doctors, dentists and whole practices. A recent article written by Belle Beth Cooper for Buffer points out a number of statistics that doctors using social media might find useful. Surprisingly, the fastest growing demographic using Twitter is the 55-64 year old...  read more

Social MD: The Many Benefits of Having a Social Media Page

November 15, 2013

Using social media to interact with patients will certainly drive traffic to your site, but have you ever thought about how social media can help your patients? Here are a few examples of ways doctors and hospitals can use social media to engage, inspire and even motivate patients. Engage: Mayo Clinic engaged a number of...  read more

Mobile Marketing: The Next Step in Medical Websites

October 18, 2013

Are you missing out half of the potential patient traffic? If you don’t have a mobile site you could be. According to a recent Yahoo! study, 52 percent of mobile users will avoid a site entirely if it does not offer an easily navigable and user-friendly mobile site. Today mobile phones and tablets have all...  read more

Forty One Percent of Patients Willing to Switch Physicians for Online Access

September 20, 2013

A recent Accenture survey found that more than 40 percent of patients would be willing to switch to a different doctor so that they can have access to their electronic medical records (EHR). Currently 36 percent of those surveyed have full access to their Electronic Medical Record (EMR), while 41 percent would switch physicians and...  read more

Encourage Patient Education Online

November 15, 2012

OrcaMD recently released an infographic with eye-opening statistics from The Center for Disease Control and Prevention about patient education. The infographic below suggests that half of patients walk out of the physician’s office not knowing what they were told and ask an average of only 0-2 questions per visit. Research also shows that patients are...  read more

The Doctor Will Skype you Now! How Video Chat Services are Changing Healthcare

July 25, 2012

Skype is known by most as a way to keep in touch with friends, family and co-workers. But health professionals are using Skype a bit differently! By using Skype to consult with patients and other healthcare professionals, healthcare communication has certainly been enhanced in many ways. Uses For Skype in Healthcare Here are a few...  read more

More Seniors Turn to the Internet for Information

July 5, 2012

Do older adults make up a large portion of your patient base? Perhaps you’ve been reluctant to invest in an online marketing strategy because you think your patients seek information offline. Well, recent studies suggest you may want to reconsider! Pew Internet Reports… 53% of U.S. adults 65+ use the Internet to look for information...  read more

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