Navigation Links
Vivacare Patient Education Service Enhancements Save Medical Practices Time and Money and Improve Patient Satisfaction
Date:7/7/2009

Recent enhancements to Vivacare's Web-based patient education service used by medical practices to deliver health information to patients leads to reduced costs, improved practice workflow and increased patient satisfaction.

Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) June 29, 2009 -- Vivacare has recently enhanced its Web-based patient education service, providing medical practices with time and cost savings and an easy-to-implement means to improve patient satisfaction.

Vivacare Inc. provides medical practices with the "From Your Doctor" patient education service. Enrolled practices receive a variety of Web-based patient education tools at no cost, including a Patient Education Library and Patient eNewsletter function.

Recent upgrades to the Patient Education Library enable physicians with no programming skills to personalize the content to reflect their unique approach to care. Patient handouts appear online with the practice's name at the top and can be printed conveniently by the patient at home. By using Vivacare, medical practices can fulfill their patients' desire for online health education with minimal effort by simply telling them "go to our Website".

The Patient eNewsletter function provides medical practices with a paperless means to announce new services, staff hires, awards, or community events. Vivacare recently began enhancing the Patient eNewsletter with specialty-specific medical news stories to provide patients with practical and up-to-date health information.

"Vivacare is an excellent patient education resource tool," says Kate Othus, MHA Administrator of Portland Dermatology Clinic, LLP.. "Our Internet savvy patients are directed to our website and if they want more information about their disease - it's all right there. The service saves us hundreds of dollars per month in handout copying and brochure costs while also supporting our efforts to 'go green". Patients have the option to then print any of our handouts themselves, or simply review online."

In an online small sample survey of physicians, 76% stated that it is "helpful" or "very helpful" to refer patients to their own Website for educational content. 67% of them stated that doing so would increase patient satisfaction, 57% stated that it would save time during patient discharge, 48% stated it would reduce incoming phone calls regarding treatment, and 48% stated it would increase patient adherence to therapy.

Dr. Ron Reece, a dermatologist in Redding, California shared how offering patient education resources online helped his practice reach new patients. "I find that having an informative website is important to attracting potential patients and for educating patients that I already have.  To that end "Vivacare" has enhanced my website," said Dr. Reece.

"The positive feedback from the physician community has been tremendous," says Dr. Mark Becker, pediatrician and founder of Vivacare. "Our services meets the unique and varying needs of different practices. For some, it's the ability to self-publish their own content online, while for others it's offering their patients online access to medication rebate coupons, or sharing their clinical opinion in a newsletter that has the most benefit. Vivacare's service components help practices save time and money, and provide a better experience for their patients."

About Vivacare:
Vivacare (www.vivacare.com), based in Berkeley, CA, is a patient education company that helps physicians to educate their patients with the goal of improved clinical care and patient satisfaction. Vivacare has developed services to meet the practice needs of 12 medical specialties, including allergists, cardiologists, dermatologists, neurologists, rheumatologists and primary care physicians.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/medical-practices/save-money/prweb2580674.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Vivacare Patient Education Service Includes Medication Rebates and Brochures to Improve Medication Adherence
2. Cancer Roadmaps Chooses Tableau Software for Consumer Access to Online, Interactive Dashboards for Cancer Patients
3. Statins May Cause Muscle Damage in Some Patients
4. Drug Limits Stomach Trouble in Patients Taking Low-Dose Aspirin
5. Atrial fibrillation linked to increased hospitalization in heart failure patients
6. Elderly breast cancer patients receive chemotherapy if treated in private practices
7. Health Integrated Hosts Industry Collaborative Focused on the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)
8. Coapt Systems, Inc. Launches Hydrelle(TM) a New, FDA-Approved Dermal Filler with Lidocaine for Significant Wrinkle Correction and Greater Patient Comfort
9. Specialty Hospitals of America Accepts First Patients in New Long Term Critical Care Hospital Located in South East Washington
10. Patients Suffering from Diabetes Now Have the Option to Suffer No More with Diabetic Free All Natural Medical Herbal Extracts Capsules
11. Prostate cancer patients disease free after 5 years likely to be disease free after 10 years
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... While it’s often important ... problem. Fortunately, an inventor from Austin, Texas, has identified a solution. , She developed ... darkness or restricted lighting. As such, it eliminates the need to turn on a ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... PurhealthRX , a leading ... Purzorb™ technology. Applying the Purzorb™process to full spectrum CBD oil will revolutionize the rapidly ... CBD form that can be easily incorporated into liquid products, while reducing costs to ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes , which ... evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster drill on October 3rd. , ... and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the Connecticut Long Term Care ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, the leading network for professional women, ... towards gender equality at their inaugural Summit in New York City in June. The ... social audience of over 3 million. To watch the Mobilize Women video, click ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Talented host, actor ... on sciatica in a new episode of "Success Files," which is an award-winning ... innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion and integrity. , Sciatica occurs ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/28/2017)... Cohen Veterans Bioscience and Early Signal Foundation ... and home sensors for real-time monitoring of patients with ... nonprofit organization focused on disruptive health solutions for rare ... system to record and integrate behavioral, cognitive, physiological and ... ...
(Date:9/23/2017)... 22, 2017 Janssen Biotech, Inc. (Janssen) announced ... from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ... for the treatment of moderately to severely active rheumatoid ... data are needed to further evaluate the safety of ... RA. "We ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... ALLENTOWN , Pa. and KALAMAZOO, Mich. ... Allentown, Penn. , and OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy ... a business partnership to offer a strategic hub service ... PMD Healthcare,s highly sought-after personal spirometer, Spiro PD 2.0, ... A spirometer is a medical device used ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: