All Posts By

Teresa Iafolla

Join 100's of providers and practice managers.
Get weekly tips to build a profitable practice.

All posts by Teresa Iafolla

Welcome to the eVisit Blog!

A resource for physicians, practice managers, and other professionals working in SMB medical practices. Get valuable articles with tips to improve your practice and boost revenue.

telehealth concierge medicine

3 Reasons Why Telehealth & Concierge Medicine Are a Perfect Pair

If you’re in the concierge medicine business, you have to operate a little differently than traditional medical practices. After all, your patients won’t pay a subscription fee unless you give them some added benefits: convenience, connected care, 24/7 access, frequent check-ins, and more. Concierge medicine means you’re combining top-quality healthcare with next-level customer service. Delivering on those demands can be a challenge. How do you ensure that you’re meeting patients’ expectations? How do you know that you’re providing them with quality healthcare that justifies your subscription model? One of the big strategies many concierge doctors are turning to is telemedicine….

Continue Reading

7 Steps To Educating Patients About Telehealth

For many patients today, telehealth and telemedicine are no longer unfamiliar terms. Thanks to wide adoption of telemedicine by insurance companies and large direct-consumer care telemedicine companies like Teladoc, more patients than ever recognize virtual care as a new, acceptable way to see a doctor. But there are still some patients who need a bit more education. Maybe they haven’t heard about the new wave of online, connected care models. Maybe they’ve heard of telehealth, but they’re unsure about how to get started. Or maybe they just need a little guidance on the specific kind of telemedicine services your practice…

Continue Reading

How Much Should You Spend On Telehealth?

Like adding any new technology to your practice, starting a telehealth program comes with costs. But it can also bring more revenue and huge gains in the quality of your patient care. The trick is figuring out the price tag that makes the most sense for your practice. Before you make the decision to go with a specific telehealth software vendor, you need to answer the question: how much should I spend on telehealth? The answer, of course, is different for every practice and health system. Here are a few key tips for zeroing in on the right number for…

Continue Reading
How much to spend on EMR medical

How Much Should You Spend on an EMR?

Many physicians worry about the costs of converting to electronic medical records (EMRs). But the costs of not converting could soon outweigh your concerns. The longer EMRs have been around, the more affordable and secure they’ve become. That means less associated costs for you and your practice. In 2014, about half of healthcare providers were using a full-functioning EMR, and more than 40% of those providers were in the market to switch. When it comes time to decide which EMR system is right for you, watch out for these 10 obvious and not-so-obvious costs your practice might incur. Data Migration…

Continue Reading
telehealth patient experience stats

20 Stats: How do Patients Feel About Telehealth?

We’ve all heard the stats citing that telemedicine is on the rise. But will your patients actually use telehealth if you offer virtual visits in your practice? Will they be willing to get over any concerns or initial hesitations? How do patients actually feel about telemedicine? It turns out that across many different surveys in the field, patients are very interested in using telehealth. Telemedicine visits can save them time and money, especially when they help avoid a trip to the ER. Commonly cited concerns such as online security really don’t seem to be high on the list for most…

Continue Reading