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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

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HIPAA Compliant Email

The HIPAA history Why is HIPAA compliant email even a thing? HIPAA. It comes up in healthcare in literally every other conversation. We all triple check to make sure we didn’t spell it wrong in our outgoing emails. If someone were to notice, we would immediately lose credibility points among peers. On the other side, it’s not […]

Texting Alternative Facts

Alternative Facts in Healthcare

With all this talk of “alternative facts”, we thought it might be fun to list the alternative facts we’ve heard around texting in healthcare. 3 Alternative Facts about Texting Alternative Fact #1: “Texting is impersonal” This statement came from a physician who didn’t believe patients wanted to be able to text with their doctors and practices. In fact, she was […]

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Patient Portal is Dead

In theory, the patient portal is a beautiful thing. A place I can go to get all of my health data and communicate with my doctor. Any bit of health information I could ever want is there, catalogued for me within a carefully crafted user experience that keeps me informed and healthy. This great new […]

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Physician Burnout in 2017

Physician Burnout On The Rise Physicians today are consistently being asked to do more with less. Increasing RVU demands mean less time with patients and more time outside of clinic hours finishing notes and following up on patient phone calls. I’ve spoken with physicians who spend in excess of 3 hours on administrative work AFTER […]

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The thing about secure email

Disappointment.  Anger.  Frustration.  Betrayal. A wave of emotion rushes over me every time I open my inbox and see a secure email sitting there, staring me in the face. I take a deep breath and try to channel compassion and kindness for whomever sent the dreaded message — I know they were trying to do […]