Ginny Merrill, Author at Optimum Perm
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6 Questions to Ask Your EHR Vendor

Since all electronic health records (EHR) are not created equally and there have been a variety of EHR technological developments that could help your organization, you may be tempted to upgrade your system. To help during your search, we’ve compiled six questions to ask when choosing the right system for your hospital or facility.

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4 Do’s and Don’ts for Physician Social Media

Social media has a very real power to influence people’s perception of you. Not only could employers use it to screen you, but your patients are also more than likely Googling your name and seeking a variety of online resources to research your background. As a medical professional, it’s important to put your best foot forward—for a variety of reasons. Today, we’ve compiled some quick tips to help you make sure that your social media accounts can pass the screening test.

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5 Tips to Eliminate No-Shows at Your Practice

No matter the cause, people who skip scheduled time with a provider not only sacrifice needed medical care, but also cause their clinician’s practice or facility to lose revenue. If you’re a manager, administrator, or another healthcare leader, you may be searching for a way to curb this behavior. Today, we share five tips to eliminate patient no-shows. You may find some to be a better fit for your practice, hospital, or clinic. However, using a combination of these strategies should lead to improvements in patient health and satisfaction as well as fewer no-shows at your organization.

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Best of Binghamton: Top 10 Spots

Binghamton, New York, combines family-friendly fun with a playground of possibilities for medical professionals. No matter your preference for hobbies, you’ll find it in this lively city. And, Optimum Permanent Placement happens to have a current medical position available. When you visit the area to explore relocation, visit one of the restaurants or attractions on our “top 10” list!

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Fast Facts for International Day of Radiology

On November 8, 1895, German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen captured the very first x-ray picture. Today, we’d like to celebrate with the rest of the world and help promote radiology’s unique contributions to modern medicine. Please enjoy the following “fast facts” honoring unique pieces of the specialty’s timeline and highlighting a few of its most significant milestones.

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How’s Your Digital Front Door Strategy?

You might be familiar with the buzzword “digital front door,” but what does that phrase really mean? It’s your strategy for engaging each touchpoint of your patients’ online user experience with the technology they already use. Instead of relying on one vehicle for communication, a strong digital front door strategy capitalizes on a variety of technology points to drive patient satisfaction and increase revenue.

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New Beginnings in Boston, MA

Boston is unique for its energy and pride. Brimming with rich American Revolution history, featuring award-winning restaurants, and offering top-notch cultural attractions, the Massachusetts capital is worth much more than a quick visit. Oh, and did we mention there’s a current position available through Optimum Permanent Placement?

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7 Ways to Acclimate a New Provider

When you’re welcoming a new permanent staff member, you want to ensure your new clinician feels welcome, comfortable, and prepared. This can help acclimate the new provider to your facility and sets him or her up for a wonderful transition to your team. Read on to discover seven steps that help make a provider’s introduction to your medical practice or facility a positive experience.

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4 Ways to Balance Parenthood as a Physician

Coordinating sports practices, appointments, and after-school care can cause a lot of stress for working mothers and fathers and perhaps even more so for doctors with demanding schedules. So, how can you remain both a successful physician and an attentive parent? Read on to discover a few quick tips for balancing your time in the medical world and your home.

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Fast Facts for World Anesthesia Day

Today, we’re recognizing World Anesthesia Day, a celebration of one of the most integral breakthroughs of medical history: the first successful use of ether anesthesia. We’d like to honor anesthesiologists for their significant contribution to medicine and the specialty for its incredible advancements. Today, we’ve compiled some fast facts to highlight a few of the most significant milestones on this timeline.