Leveraging OhMD’s Secure Text Messaging Platform for Mental Health / Counseling

We know mental and behavioral health professionals text a lot.  Whether you’re a therapist, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist, chances are you already text with patients and referring providers.  OhMD is a free, secure platform that offers the convenience of texting without the security risk. Texting with patients: In the counseling field, it’s imperative to […]

Leveraging OhMD’s Secure Text Messaging Platform for Concierge Medicine and Direct Primary Care

The Concierge Medicine and Direct Primary Care (DPC) models are built on the promise of providing the highest level of service to patients.  Many concierge providers give patients their personal cell phone number so that they can be accessible by text 24/7.  With OhMD you can deliver that same level of accessibility to patients without […]

Leveraging OhMD’s Secure Text Messaging Platform for Primary Care

Primary care practices are the hub of a patient’s medical care.  In a primary care practice providers need to provide a high level of patient care while seeing as many patients as possible, and minimize costs.  What if you had a solution that helped drive patient volume and reduced call volume by up to 30%, […]

Leveraging OhMD’s Secure Text Messaging Platform for Home Health

Doctors and nurses who work in home health are always on the go, and they need to secure way to stay in touch and manage their schedule. OhMD helps care providers at home health agencies communicate with colleagues, schedulers and patients. Why use OhMD? Use just one secure application to communicate with patients, collaborate on […]

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Leveraging OhMD’s Secure Text Messaging Platform for Pediatrics

Like all primary care specialties, pediatrics requires a high level of patient engagement.  Kids get sick, parents get worried, and being accessible in those situations can make a big difference to patients and families.  But there are lots of ways that OhMD can use secure texting to help improve the efficiency of your practice. Patient […]

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Three iOS and Android Apps that will Increase Physician Productivity

In September I went to the International Conference on Physician Health in Boston. My intern and I interviewed approximately 130 different healthcare professionals and providers on their favorite mobile apps to use on the job. About 60% of the providers I spoke with were internal medicine physicians and 40% were specialists. One complaint that kept coming up was […]

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HIPAA compliant email vs HIPAA compliant texting

Emailing is not the primary form of communication amongst younger generations. As a millennial, it’s fair to say that we are always on our phones. Whether we are using it to text, check Facebook, use Snapchat or Messenger it’s abundantly clear that we use our phones to quickly send messages to our friends and colleagues. Emails still […]

How OhMD’s co-founder Ethan Bechtel became so interested in fixing healthcare

The CEO and co-founder of OhMD, Ethan Bechtel, is no stranger to healthcare and the life of a regular patient. Like many kids, Ethan spent his youth playing soccer, skiing, snowboarding, and pushing the limits.  “When I was young, we would snowboard in backyards on snowboards without bindings” said Bechtel. “They had a rope connected […]

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Making texting HIPAA compliant for Health Professionals and Patients

In this day and age it seems like everyone has a smartphone. One of the most popular ways to use our smartphones is to text. According to a Gallup Survey, texting is the most popular way of communicating for Americans under the age of 50. With younger generations continuously using their smartphones for communication with friends and […]

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Efficient Doctor-Patient Communication

The single largest budget item for hospitals is labor costs, which can represent as much as 50% or more of the expense budget.  In small practices staff salary and benefits account for up to 30% of overhead expenses.  To get the most out of their largest line item, large and small healthcare organizations alike should […]

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Video: OhMD is all about simple communication for healthcare

We’ve made communication simple with a HIPAA compliant texting app that changes the patient experience. Check it out!

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OMG – texting with patients

OhMD and one of our physician users, Dr. Julio Bracero-Rodriguez, was recently featured in an article in athenainsight about texting with patients! Check it out here: https://insight.athenahealth.com/omg-%E2%80%94-text-doctor