A growing number of doctors are becoming entrepreneurs – either while keeping their ‘day job’ or moving away from treating patients. Three physicians share their stories – including launching a successful app-based service that fills last-minute vacancies and starting a medical device company – and their advice.
Category Archives: Healthcare IT
As CMS and other payers push providers to shift from fee-for-service to population-health based payments, physicians are seeking models that work in this new environment. A number of innovative approaches are underway in Maryland, DC and northern Virginia.
Healthcare is perennially behind other industries in information technology. With the early stages of electronic data behind us, our experts discuss the challenges of connecting disparate systems and how a new vendor alliance may be part of the solution.
Wearable fitness devices have been on the market for over a decade, but only recently have they begun expanding into exciting health uses beyond tracking fitness. The 2014 mHealth Summit in National Harbor, DC, and the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show unveiled the latest trends.
U.S. healthcare insurance involves a byzantine set of policies and structures. Decades of rising costs have resulted in patients paying a higher share out of their own pockets. Our experts examine the latest trends and their impact on your practice.
Don’t want to be employed by a health system or government agency, but fear that private practice is no longer viable? Learn new alternatives, from large single-specialty ‘mega’ groups to models focused on population health.
How effective are Patient Centered Medical Homes and Accountable Care Organizations? Maryland experts describe how both models are improving care and why the new Maryland Medicare waiver may provide an impetus to both.
Starting September 2014, the Physician Payments Sunshine Act will provide new info about physician payments from biopharma and medical tech companies. Learn what will be reported and how to review the data.
What’s more impressive than the explosion in mobile devices is that mHealth is moving beyond gimmicky devices and interesting apps to make an impact on health and healthcare delivery.
Providers who have been on the leading edge can attest for Stage 2 of Meaningful Use in 2014. However, as incentives diminish, Maryland Physician Magazine explores what attestation may entail and whether it’s worthwhile.