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Medical Tourism: The Next Big Thing In Indian Healthcare Industry

February 19, 2020 Posted by kyu7

Medical tourism is the act of touring different countries or nations around the world to receive medications like dental, neurosurgery or surgical care and various other forms of specialized treatments. Medical tourism or healthcare facilitation is very cost effective and has grown to become very popular with time. Due to much technological advancement and improvement, standards of care and the affordability of international travel have become the primary factors leading to the popularity of medical tourism.

In the past few years, the costs of medical treatment or health care have soared high in industrialized nations and developed countries. And with this rise in health care costs, people from USA, Europe, Canada and Australia are seeking alternatives to reduce their expenses and build financial savings. This has prompted the people of developed countries serve as medical tourists.

Among all the nations where people are going for low cost medical treatments, India has emerged as a significantly favorable destination or a top hot spot. India is, now, one of the leading countries promoting medical tourism. With an increasing number of outside patients flocking to India for low cost medical treatments, India’s medical tourism industry is doing pretty fine.

The focal attraction for the medical tourists is the price factor or medical costs. Medical tourists believe that, in India, the cost of surgery or other treatments is one tenth of what it is in European countries or in developed nations. The concept of medical tourism is new to many people and it is up to them whether or not they will find the desired medical treatment at a minimum cost. Medical technology has improved drastically in Indian hospitals and their standards have increased too, being at par with American and European countries.

Among all the various treatments that are done in India, the commonest are heart surgery, Lasik eye surgery, cosmetic surgery, neurosurgery and dental care. India has some of the best hospitals and treatment centers in the world with the best facilities. Infrastructure, technology advancement, outstanding doctors and medical staffs, world-class hospitals, all these have made India the prime location or the top choice for medical tourists seeking overseas health care.

The highlights of medical tourism in India are as follows:

· India has world-class medical facilities, with excellent staff in all areas of medical care
· Consultation with leading doctors or specialists
· Indian hospitals are equipped with the latest electronic and medical diagnostic equipments
· Low cost medical treatment or health checkups
· Luxurious rooms within affordable ranges
· Accommodation for attendants or accompanying family members are provided
· Ayurveda Therapy and Spa resorts available for relaxing and refreshing
· Exclusive Indian cuisines, Indian movies, Indian music and Indian dance
· Diversified cultural heritage in the different states
· Some top tourist destination spots like Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Qutab Minar etc.
· Holidaying, family reunions, festive occasions and medical checkups—all in one tour to India

Although there are many countries giving world-class medical assistance to the medical tourists who are seeking overseas healthcare or low cost healthcare, India attracts the most. Since it offers a beautiful holiday destination, apart from having a wide variety of low cost medical treatments, good hospitals and medical staffs, it is the foremost choice among people. Medical tourism India or health tourism India is an emerging concept whereby people from all over the world visit India for their medical and relaxation needs.

Reduce Your Health Care Costs With Medical Tourism

February 2, 2020 Posted by kyu7

It appears many of you are seeking clarification about what medical tourism is and the far-reaching implications to your own quality of life.

Baby Boomers, especially healthy people, are looking to make wise choices based on all their options to maintain their active lifestyles.

Let’s start communicating and discussing how to “connect the dots” between the concept of medical travel and your life by defining the popular terms used to describe the resources available and the way people are using those resources.

As a starting point, we invite you to take our medical tourism survey. The range of questions will broaden your awareness of the primary reasons people travel for medical treatment and help you determine whether it is a possible option for you.

To delve deeper into the subject you may find the following distinctions helpful. We’ve arranged them in a format easy to scan for topics of interest. We use human interest stories as examples to help people identify with how real people experience medical travel.
The History of Medical Tourism

Medical tourism is choosing to travel outside your local area for medical services. International medical services are “any coordinated out-of-country medical service” that requires a patient to travel to a treatment destination.

The medical tourism industry was born as soon as it became clear that lower cost environments of emerging economies could offer first-world care at third-world prices, as well as solutions not available in his or her home country.

Medical tourism is important to people who can’t afford, or cannot obtain, quality health care solutions in their home environment. Knowledge about medical solutions abroad is also very important to people who relocate to live elsewhere (“expats”).

These folks need to figure out how to manage their healthcare needs, locate quality health care options and distinguish clinical quality from snake oil solutions.
Medical Tourism Today

In the last few years – and particularly since the recession – the pent up demand for cost effective treatment solutions has permeated to the consciousness of mainstream healthcare consumers, medical service providers and insurance companies.

Whereas in the early 1990’s medical travel was reserved for rich, upper class patients, NOW DAYS, we all agree that travel-for-treatment is EVEYONE’s domain. We have come to terms with the fact that it is “OK” to source medical treatment from different corners of our global village world. The era of global healthcare resource sharing has arrived.

The Internet has removed all barriers to healthcare information. Knowledge that was historically the sole domain of physicians has found its way into the hands of patients and empowered them as knowledgeable healthcare consumers.

Throughout the world, medical excellence is found in major metropolitan areas that have great academic infrastructure producing competent physicians and researchers.

Some of Americas best known healthcare brands are expanding their presence to countries that are desirable retirement destinations. The proliferation of the brand has an immediate positive effect on quality of medical care.

For example, Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore is aligned with Hospital Punta Pacifica in Panama City and with Clinica Las Condes in Santiago Chile’.

To understand, and value, all choices offered under the umbrella of “Medical Tourism”, one should consider (and contrast) the experience of accessing care from a hospital in your city of residence.

Other than for routine checkups, typically you might visit your doctor or hospital because something hurts, some symptom is alarming, or something just needs to be fixed. You are not thinking “what do I want to experience and can I get more value out of this”. You’re just trying to get it over with and get well.

That limited concept of a health care experience changes with medical tourism. You’re not restricted to cookie-cutter processes. Let me paint a different picture for you. First, let’s talk about why people travel and then define the “popular” definitions of Medical Tourism through case studies of real experiences.
Why People Travel

People travel around the world from and to locations such as India, Mexico, Costa Rica, Thailand, and the US to find the best medical services and to be treated by doctors whose expertise and reputation are worth the trip.
Seven Primary Reasons to Travel for Medical Care

There are many reasons to travel abroad for medical care. The Primary reasons are cost, quality of care, availability of alternative treatments, privacy, physician expertise and technique, the allure of a “medical vacation”, and often the amenities of more personalized care and luxurious accommodations.
1. Cost Savings

It turns out that the US medical industry is terribly overpriced. There is a booming market of people who choose to travel abroad for high cost procedures. Others will have medically-light procedures done and save enough money to pay for a vacation abroad.

A hip replacement in the US that can cost $45,000 to $92,000 you might get in India for $9,000. Not comfortable with the long air flight to India? just arranged for a 64 year old Sarasota, Fla. Resident to travel to Costa Rica for her hip replacement for a cost less than $15,000 – all inclusive including the surgery, recovery facility, airfare and accommodations.

So, you see, it’s not always about price, it’s about matching your comfort level – and your situation – to the quality choices available to you as these examples show.

First Time Dental Tourist Saves $30,000… and she’s shouting about it! – Listen to the live interview of a Canadian woman who saved $30,000 in dental care.

First Time Medical Traveler Journals Experience – In the U.S. the cost of a crown is $1,000, in Mexico it’s $250.

Health Savings Accounts and Health Travel in Costa Rica – Insurance Executive paid $1,000 for an Executive Plan Physical that his doctor in the States said would have cost him $5,000 – $6,000.

What’s it Like – Rushing to The Dentist in Brazil? – Expat compares the price of dental work done in Brazil for $320 vs. $4,000 in the U.S.

A Better Deal For US Patients in Canada – Washington State patients save 30 to 70% off the cost of medical procedures in the States by crossing the Canadian border to The False Creek Healthcare Centre in Vancouver, B.C.

“Five Dollars, Please!” – It’s the day-to-day stuff that sometimes reveals the most about health care abroad. At least that was the experience of Angie Johnson, 71, of Panama City, Panama.
2. Quality of Medical Care – Milestones in surgery abroad

You might think that you have to compromise quality of care for these cost savings.

There are international bodies such as JCI, patients beyond borders, and ISO that provide certification of medical facilities and providers. The American Medical Association has also recently released nine guidelines for use of medical tourism.
Role of U.S. insurance companies in building acceptance of offshore care

It speaks volumes about quality of care when U.S. insurance companies offer insurance products to employers that include options for offshore medical care. Medical Tourism pilot programs include Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (WellPoint), United Group Program, Blue Shield and Health Net, Blue Cross Blue Shield.

In addition to JCI and ISO certified medical facilities and providers, outbound patients from the U.S. have an option to travel to U.S. providers (at international sites) or their affiliates and partners.
U.S. health care organizations branding health care standards globally

U.S. health care organizations participating in some of the better-known international collaborations involving medical tourism are Cleveland Clinic, Cornell Medical School, Duke Medical School, Harvard Medical International, Johns Hopkins International, Memorial Sloan Kettering, University of Pittsburgh, and Columbia University Medical School. (Medical Tourism, Update and implications, 2009 6/16, a product of The Deloitte Center for Health Solutions).

Global leaders in the industry have built world-class facilities with world-class doctors while bringing back a sense of customer service to medicine. The ability to shop this global market allows consumers to make personal choices about the treatments that are best for them and fit their needs.
Traveling Doctors – U.S. Doctors performing surgeries abroad

This is likely to be the big “game changer” in medical tourism – where a patient can travel to a location (for cost and quality considerations) and have surgery done by their own doctor.
3. Alternative Treatments

A third incentive for medical tourism is availability of alternative treatments. I interviewed a Parkinson’s patient who was nearly wheel chair bound. He had watched his father die a slow and painful death in a wheelchair from the same disease.

After some research he found a clinic in Mexico providing Stem Cell therapy. After only three weeks of treatment, he was walking upright and without a cane again. This same therapy was not available in the US. Mexico: A Parkinson Patient Walks Again After Stem Cell Therapy.
4. Privacy of Medical Tourism

It surprises many that privacy is a big factor in why people travel for medical care. Here are three common scenarios where privacy is a consideration:

When you have tests, procedures and treatments done abroad, at your own expense, you have control over what you want to disclose on your medical records.

Part of a “boutique” medical experience is recuperating – away from home, away from business and home schedule demands – and where you have complete anonymity.

Also, while women are more prone to “talk” about their cosmetic surgeries, men are more inclined to value their privacy about procedures done abroad – and so it’s not surprising that it’s common for men to have procedures done while away on vacation or in conjunction with a business trip.

Even major hotel chains are catering to the privacy of medical tourists. The Ramada is doing it right – a blueprint to follow when catering to medical tourists.
5. Physician Expertise and technique

I asked a doctor who trained other doctors in advanced techniques, why he would train people to compete with him. His answer was “I can teach them which tennis racket to use, but that doesn’t mean they can play the same game.” Here are some examples of doctors and clinics that are known for their specific areas of expertise:

Vibroliposuction – Why People Are Willing to Travel For it! – weekend and medical vacation junkets to Costa Rica for specialized liposuction techniques.

Eye Surgery in Panama by a Celebrated Doctor – How to find an eye surgeon on top of their game.

Medical Tourists Flock to Canada for Best Quality Hair Transplants – Nearly 80% of their patients travel from Miami, New York, London, Spain, Australia, Italy and Libya to have their surgeries performed by these two renown surgeons.

Can Your Dentist Pass the Litmus test? – “too many dentists are not up to date with technology, don’t have quality control over the dental product, and don’t have the equipment to provide their patients with the best choices.”
6. Medical Vacations – win/win and you’re on vacation!

A trip and a treatment – often paying for a family vacation with the money you save having needed (or preventative) procedures done abroad. Holistic Wellness Travel a/k/a Spa Destinations also falls within the “medical vacation” category.

Mexico: Cross-Border Dental Care In Los Algodones, (Yuma, AZ border crossing) – my own personal “medical vacation” experience. I can’t wait to have more!
7. Quality of Personal Care – The Comfort Factor

People value, more than you might think, the ambiance of more personalized care. It makes all the difference in the experience. Here are some examples:

Up Close And Personal With Thai Healthcare – doctors making house calls and a team of nurses attending to your every need.

Medical Tourism in India: Where Major US Health Insurers Send Their Insured. – Apollo Hospital’s Platinum Suites with internet café and 24/hr. nurse attendants.

A Hotel in Costa Rica Leaves a Lasting Impression – a luxury hotel picks up the tab for EMT visit.
Objections to Medical Tourism – how they are being overcome
Decreasing Risks of Complications

Complications can escalate and eat up any cost savings dramatically. This is where a good medical tourism facilitator is worth his or her weight in gold. Safety Protocol for Medical Tourists – Good Surgery Recovery Requires In-Country Post-op Care.

Organize your personal medical records What’s in your wallet may make a difference . . . between life and death – or get help doing it – Online Personal Health Records the Easy Way.
Trust the Doctor you Know

One of the big objections to medical tourism is that people don’t want to leave their doctor. That’s why the new trend of U.S. doctors traveling with their patients is such a “game changer”. Example: Medical Tourism Takes Flight for Both Doctors and Patients.
Common Sense Tips regarding subjective expectations

This is common sense, but it may help you identify some risks and take adequate precautions.

How to Pick a Dentist in Mexico – Trust But Verify! – Be careful what you ask for.

Medical and Dental Travel – “Meeting Client Expectations”
The Forces Driving the Future of Medical Travel
How US Healthcare Reform is impacting health insurance costs

The pressure on consumers continues to grow. Monday, the Kaiser Family Foundation released a survey showing that people “who buy their own health insurance report the most recent rate increase requests have averaged 20 percent…,” Kaiser Health News reported.

“The foundation surveyed just over 1,000 people who don’t get insurance from their employer, finding that 77 percent reported an increase with their current or previous insurer. Most paid the increase. But 16 percent switched to less expensive plans” (Appleby and Schiff, 6/21). (KHN is a project of the foundation.)

The National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU), according to a NAHU member, is stating that some large self-insured companies like AT&T, John Deere and Caterpillar, for example, may opt to pay the penalty and not provide insurance to their employees under the current restrictions and regulations.

The example given was that if AT&T with 280,000 employees chooses to drop their employee insurance coverage (for which the company pays 1.5 billion dollars/year) and instead pay the penalty for not providing insurance they would recognize a windfall profit of seven hundred fifty-five MILLION dollars. That’s a sum that qualifies to be labeled “a deal you can’t refuse”.

In the U.S., the volatile health care climate continues to predict stormy weather ahead for our citizens and their family members. How to Weather the Medicare Insurance Crisis.
How US Healthcare Reform Impacts Medical Tourism

What Health Reform Takes Away, Medical Tourism Gives Back – Reflections by leading experts in healthcare on the impact of Health Care Reform on Medical Tourism.

Europeans Weigh in on How U.S. Healthcare Reform Boosts Medical Tourism – The Venice Declaration on Medical Travel
The Opportunity to Reduce Your Health Care Costs

We believe people are entitled to travel for cost and quality considerations. We are committed to educating the general public about the opportunities and trends offering more and better choices for managing their health.

The most important thing we can do is to publish the first-hand accounts of medical tourists, health travellers and expats willing to share the reality of medical tourism and expat health.

Private Vs Public Medical Care – Let The Battle Commence

January 18, 2020 Posted by kyu7

Here in the UK, we seem to have a peculiar British habit of complaining about the NHS whilst simultaneously championing the right to free health care. For the 11% of the population (figures from 2009) who have purchased private medical insurance, it’s less about taking our free national health service for granted but rather the freedom to have more choice about when, where and how they receive treatment should anything occur. As the war rages on about the best form of medical care, we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of both public and private health care.

Advantages of the NHS

A free service: Funded by the UK tax payer, the NHS is free at the point of delivery, although charges for prescriptions apply. As David Cameron said in 2009: “No matter who you are, where you are from or how much money you’ve got – you know that the NHS will look after you.”

Range of health care services: The NHS covers everything from flu and vaccinations, to mental illness and specialised treatment of illnesses and diseases. You can also receive treatment at any hospital or centre in the UK.

Disadvantages of the NHS

Long waiting times: Whilst the NHS aims to care for everyone, as a result its resources can become seriously overstretched with waiting times for treatment and even consultations with specialists. Urgent cases will be seen promptly, however, if you are less severely effected you may face increased waiting times.

Stress: An NHS patient may suffer from stress and discomfort as a result of longer waiting times for treatment. It is impossible to measure the long term effect this can have on a patients’ recovery time and mental and physical health.

Some additional costs: Although the majority of NHS services are free, you may have to pay for alternative treatments such as acupuncture or homeopathy which are often offered as part-and-parcel of a private medical care system.

Advantages of Private Health Care:

Shorter waiting times: The NHS has worked hard to reduce waiting times in recent years but its policy still states that patients can wait a maximum of 18 weeks for treatment from the point of initial referral. Private Health care has significantly shorter waiting times giving you treatment when you need it.

Flexible appointment times: Private medical care gives you appointments when you want it; after working hours in the evening or the weekends so you don’t have to take time off work.

Choice of treatment location: You can decide where you wish to be treated; near family, home or work perhaps.

Consultants of your choice: Those seeking private medical care have access to the specific consultants they wish to see and most likely be treated by the same consultant throughout. Alternatively, as an NHS patient you will only be referred to a consultant may if your problem is complex

Peace of mind: For you and your family that you are receiving the best treatment possible.

Privacy and comfort: Those treated within the private health care system will often be given their own room helping you relax during a stressful period.

Disadvantages of Private Medical Care

Expense: Treatment though a private medical care service can prove costly, unless covered by private medical insurance.

Some waiting times: A specialist consultant could be in high demand particularly at busy times such as after work or at weekends.

So, where do all these pros and cons leave the average UK person? Ultimately, deciding whether to stick with the NHS or go private is a personal decision. As with deciding on any insurance policy, individuals must weigh up the risk involved should anything unexpected occur – how comfortable would you feel if you or your family had to be treated by the NHS in an emergency situation? Private medical insurance can offer peace of mind to policy holders who can be reassured they are entitled to prompt treatment and the best service.

Most significantly, the decision to go private will also be largely swayed by financial costs. Most people in the UK can not realistically afford the advantages of private treatment unless covered by private medical insurance – bought through a company or individual medical insurance scheme. A private medical insurance policy is usually paid for in affordable small monthly installments.

There are many companies offering company, family and individual private medical insurance, all offering differing levels of cover. Selecting the best for your circumstances can be a confusing process and it is worth talking to a private medical insurance broker who can compare a broad range of policies to put you in touch with the best for your needs.

Spartanburg’s Highly Rated Medical Facilities

January 3, 2020 Posted by kyu7

Spartanburg, South Carolina can boast having two of the Upstate’s best medical facilities. The Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System and the Mary Black Health System are both highly rated and offer top-notch medical care. They serve not only Spartanburg but other counties in the region as well.

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System is one of the largest hospital systems in the state. The main campus is located at 101 East Wood Street. The 588 bed hospital provides care from birth to hospice. Spartanburg Regional is the Level I Trauma Center for the region. Hospital services include emergency care, maternity, regional pediatrics, orthopedics, imaging services, stroke care, rehabilitation services, and a regional hospice center. Its Institute for Robotic Surgery offers comprehensive surgical services. The Heart Center provides patients with world-class cardiovascular care. The Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health offers state-of-the-art imaging services. Patients will receive cutting edge treatment at the Gibbs Cancer Center, which is a nationally recognized treatment and clinical research facility. Gibbs Cancer Center is associated with the National Cancer Institute Community Cancer Center program and the Medical University of South Carolina, as well as the M.D. Anderson Physicians Network.

The newest facility associated with Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System is the Village at Pelham in Greer, South Carolina. The 48 bed hospital offers emergency care, a surgery center, and other services. The facility is located at 250 Westmorland Road in Greer.

Mary Black Health System, founded in 1925, has served the Spartanburg community for more than 80 years. The acute care facility has 209 beds. Mary Black Memorial Hospital offers emergency care, diagnostic services, a Birthing Center, neonatal care, a Women’s Breast Health Center, and orthopedic services. Its Center for Rehabilitative Medicine offers various types of services including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech, and recreational therapy. Patients with diabetes will find a wound care center, outpatient diabetes education, and support groups at Mary Black.

The Sleep Center conducts sleep studies and treats sleep disorders. In 2011 the Stroke Center at Mary Black Health System received the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for certification as a primary stroke center. The Joint Commission is the country’s oldest and largest healthcare standards-setting and accrediting body. HealthGrades has also rated Mary Black #1 in Upstate South Carolina for stroke care. Mary Black Memorial Hospital is located at 1700 Skylyn Drive.

These two comprehensive health care facilities bring many people to the Spartanburg area each day for medical treatment. Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System and Mary Black Health System provide some of the best medical care available in the Upstate of South Carolina.

Cobra Healthcare Coverage Vs Individual And/or Family Medical Assurance

December 19, 2019 Posted by kyu7

While C.O.B.R.A. Insurance might be a lifesaver for some individuals, individuals often take the C.O.B.R.A. option when they shouldn’t. If compared to private medical care assurance, COBRA can be pricey, it can be over too early and it can put someone else in control of your policy.

COBRA is often too pricey

COBRA is s short-term solution

C.O.B.R.A. is under someone else’s control

C.O.B.R.A. is often too costly

The COBRA law gives you the right to be covered by a group insurance policy. One of the biggest misconceptions individuals have about healthcare Insurance is that group insurance policies are less expensive than individual and/or family health care insurance policies that you can purchase on your own. While this is sometimes true, it isn’t usually. In many states, health care coverage costs more when bought through an employer.

This is because of the cost of governmental mandates that apply to group health care insurance policies that don’t apply to private medical care insurance policies. A company offering a group assurance policy may have to offer a policy to anyone regardless of their medicalcare history. coverage companies cannot drop an insured person from their family and/or individual health Insurance plan simply because their health has gotten worse after their policy’s effective date, but they won’t take new people with pre-existing conditions. This can mean that the insurance company’s costs are much higher for their group coverage policies than for their family or individual healthcare assurance policies.

You may be offered the group insurance plan that you had before your employment concluded or if your company has made changes in the policies they offer to their current employees, it may be a different healthcare policy.

C.O.B.R.A. is s short-term solution

In most scenarios, COBRA may be kept for a maximum of 18 months, although in certain scenarios, this time period can be extended to 36 months. This may mean that your coverage may end when you need it the most. A good family and/or individual health assurance policy may cover you until you reach the age of 65.

You may be healthy enough to qualify for a long-term health Insurance plan at the time when your job ends but not 18 months later. If you or someone in your family contract an illness or have trauma that prevents you from buying a policy at the end of your COBRA eligibility

COBRA is under someone else’s control

When you mail in your COBRA payments, you send them to your former company. Although this happens rarely, sometimes companies will take your money and never pay the insurance company.

If your company changes the plans that are offered to their current employees, they may also change the plans available to those eligible for health care Insurance because they have taken the COBRA option. This may mean that your policy may not cover you as well as it used to. You might suddenly be in the position of having an expensive plan that no longer covers you well.

Scenarios where C.O.B.R.A. is better than individual medicalcare insurance:

When C.O.B.R.A. is much less pricey than a private assurance policy

A family or individual medical care coverage plan isn’t available to you

You’re assured a medical assurance plan before your COBRA eligibility ends.

There are situations where COBRA is a better option than a family and/or individual medical care coverage plan. If you are not able to purchase a healthcare policy on your own at a reasonable rate and you find that your COBRA option isn’t too pricey C.O.B.R.A. may be your best options. This of course is also true if you cannotpurchase a C.O.B.R.A. plan because of a preexisting medical condition. Another situation when COBRA can be a good option is when you will be eligible for Medicare or some other medicalcare policy before your C.O.B.R.A. eligibility will end.

The Role Of Electronic Medical Records In Health Reform

December 4, 2019 Posted by kyu7

How Electronic Records Help Health Reform
Integration of electronic record keeping can help reduce overall health care expenses by limiting administrative costs, ensuring that duplicate procedures are avoided and checking for allergies and other medical sensitivities across a database. Optimally, the system aims to help medical professionals make better decisions based upon lab results, X-Rays, medical history records and a variety of hospital archives. While there is an up-front cost to integrating the systems, most modern hospitals are actively working to streamline their record keeping and open access to fellow medical facilities.

Currently, less than 25% of practicing doctors utilize electronic records for their patients, while emergency room rates are slightly higher. Under terms of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Congress allocated funds for doctors who integrate certified electronic record keeping systems . As standards become solidified, a growing number of medical practices are shifting to electronic records.

Privacy and Security in Reform
Many patients’ rights advocates have expressed concern over a central health records database, but medical companies are actively working to comply with HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) so that records are securely stored and can only be accessed by practicing doctors. Incorporating privacy into insurance records is a core part of the process, and recent health reform efforts have helped streamline secure patient record standards.

Relying upon electronic documentation, it is much easier for doctors to show exactly why they performed a specific procedure. With this evidence, medical professionals are able to show that adverse medical outcomes were not caused by error, potentially limiting their tort liabilities. Although the legal aspects of health reform remain under debate, many medical professionals are working to limit medical transcription and record keeping errors to provide safer, more reliable medical care. A combination of improved record keeping, medical delivery and quality care can result in improvements in overall health outcomes.

3 Great Healthcare Jobs In 2 Years Or Less: Medical Receptionist Courses And More

November 20, 2019 Posted by kyu7

You were the kind of kid that was always putting bandages on your teddy bears. You’d like to work in health care, but know that medical school isn’t for you. Here are three community college programs to jump-start your career in health.

Medical receptionist courses

Medical receptionist courses prepare students to work in a variety of establishments, including, but not limited to:

birthing centres
medical clinics
long-term care homes
bodywork clinics
mental health facilities

Medical receptionist courses introduce students to many of the tasks they are likely to encounter on the job, such as:

appointment scheduling
medical recordkeeping
filling out insurance forms
billing clients
preparing examination rooms
contacting pharmacies regarding prescriptions

Medical terminology is also a big part of the curriculum in most medical receptionist courses.

Takeaway: Because graduates of medical receptionist courses fulfill a range of responsibilities, they must, above all else, be adaptable.

Medical office assistant courses

Want a career with a slightly more medical orientation? Consider taking medical office assistant courses instead of receptionist courses.

Graduates of medical office assistant courses work in many of the same settings as their counterparts in receptionist courses, namely:

birthing centres
medical clinics
long-term care homes

In medical office assistant courses, you will learn to perform many of the same duties as you would in other receptionist courses, but with some additional tasks, including:

assisting medical professionals during patient exams
draping patients
patient education
disinfecting medical equipment

Takeaway: Graduates of medical office assistant courses must, above all else, be organized and detail-oriented.

Personal support worker (PSW) courses

PSW courses prepare students to work in:

long-term care homes
senior residences
public hospitals
family homes

PSW courses teach students how to provide patients with support so that they can accomplish everyday tasks. This means helping patients in poor health or with otherwise limited mobility:

get in and out of their beds
access the toilet or a commode
manage their various medications
attend physical therapy appointments

PSW courses also teach students how to assist patients:

on outings
in exercise classes

Takeaway: Graduates of PSW courses must, above all else, love helping people

If you’re enthused by the idea of working in a medical job, call a community college today to find out how you can be making a difference in patients’ lives in a clinic, hospital or home in a relatively short period of time.

Lab Coat Clothes For The Health Care Occupation

November 5, 2019 Posted by kyu7

Lab Coat Important information

The lab coat is an valuable aspect of the health and well-being globe of now and is a good necessity for those functioning in medical, scientific and well being fields. Lab coats are commonly utilized through tests and researches and even though carrying out precise tender health care operates. Lab coats are protecting clothes created to shield the wearers from direct exposure to dangerous chemicals and infectious components. Health care professionals, research chemists and other people who have to operate approximately hazardous supplies in a laboratory environment generally use lab coats. Lab coats are also vital to health-related personnel because they can be put to use to continue to keep their apparel clear.

Professional medical

Health care lab coats are made for use in health care and wellness institutions, and are frequently worn by health professionals, nurses, and nurse practitioners. Health Lab Coats are a should always have for the bulk of folks that have an occupation inside the medical trade. People working in health laboratories opt for the white cotton or cotton/polyester mix. For the medical practitioners, the health-related lab coat not only serves to defend the health care professional, but also is an image of his knowledge. For other hospital or clinic staff, the lab coat is simply symbolic to determine them as piece of the healthcare workers.


Cotton lab coats can be handled to increase its flame resistance, although the resistance may very well dissipate just after repeated laundering. Cotton lab coats can also be degraded by acids but further resistant to some organic solvents. Cotton is noted for its versatility, look, functionality and over all, its all-natural comfort. Cotton lab coats are also lightweight and can be tie-dyed without difficulty.

Basic safety

As lab coats are utilised for safety and hygiene, it is vital that you clear and wash the lab coats routinely. Most material and top quality all conform to the basic safety specifications laid for lab coats. Lab coat materials should certainly be selected for basic safety compared to the types of function hazards and the kinds of liquids to which they will probably be subjected. For increased security, elasticised cuffs are attainable, safeguarding the sleeves from dragging. If you work in a radioactive environment, extra safety precautions should really continuously be taken. Like any other security gear, lab coats must be worn properly in purchase to furnish any real benefit.

Lab coats are a wonderful necessity for all those working in health, scientific and health and fitness fields. Lab coats are protective garments constructed to protect the wearers from immediate exposure to unsafe chemical compounds and infectious components. Professional medical professionals, research chemists and other folks who must get the job done about hazardous components in a laboratory environment mostly use lab coats. The lab coat is an valuable part of the health-related and wellbeing globe of at present. The basic lab coats are made principally of eighty% polyester and 20% cotton and can be utilised by equally guys and gals. In contrast to yesterdays garments, today’s lab coats are not only accessible in white but also in different colours, designs and sizes. As lab coats are employed for security and hygiene, it is essential that you clean and wash the lab coats often.

Building The Footings Of Ones Career In Medical School

October 20, 2019 Posted by kyu7

An individual starts his occupation as being a doctor in healthcare college whilst a person who wants to obtain in to the quick expanding and promising health-related subject builds the foundations of their career in professional medical university.

As being an outcome of an aging population and a technologically advanced society, the demand for great healthcare providers and methods is growing and specialists say that this development will continue for several years henceforth. With this trend arrives the proportional boost in possibilities for employment within the health care field.

Now students new out of substantial college and people with careers outside the health care route can now rightly contemplate the potential for investing time and sources in medical faculty to be able to purchase the correct credentials to enable on their own to be qualified for careers within the health-related discipline.

To get into common healthcare area careers including those as health-related encoders, professional medical billings, healthcare assistants, lab technicians, pharmacy assistants and professional medical supply sales professionals, 1 needs to endure correct training and move the examination for certification. Quite a few of the most promising employment opportunities will require certified people to show their competency and credentials for the task.

Given that is this is the situation, be certain to examine regardless of whether the health care college that you simply strategy to go to for training provide certification programs or verify if they are able to a minimum of correctly train you for certification. In any other case, your time and effort will not be a quite effective selection right after all. You may check out the distinctive health-related schools in your region via their sites.

Ensure to discover the internet sites of every health care faculty inside your area and realize the unique plans they supply also as the distinctive reputations every university has. A good school will look greater inside your credentials.

A profession within the healthcare subject will probably be challenging but proportional for the quantity of challenge would be the advantages and satisfaction of securing a career on this profession. For example, the training and certification for being a medical coder won’t only land a position as being a health care encoder within the distinct kinds of healthcare and health care amenities for example health-related clinics, hospitals and outpatient facilities. But 1 can also decide to personal their own professional medical coder business and make extra funds by servicing diverse clientele via an effectively managed outfit.

This alternative will not only safe one’s financial needs but will also allow 1 to pick and manage their own time and schedules. That’s undoubtedly a lot more than 1 can ever hope for in some other line of organization or occupation.

Great possibilities don’t abound for your health care coder. The exact same is accurate for virtually all other kinds of profession within the medical subject. For instance, professional medical assistants can choose to get continuing training into the subject of nursing. Once a medical assistant graduates right into an occupation in nursing the pay and incentives are substantially increased for them.

This is why the money and energy into health care university is time and cash properly spent. Not a lot of other occupation choices can supply the exact same privileges and ensures. This is why when you need to get advantage of this opportunity, you much better be to the look out for a good healthcare university to use for.

Even when you already have a career and can’t pay for to get the time off to go fulltime in building a profession in health care school, do not despair. Most if not all healthcare colleges supply courses during flexible times to enable people to get continuing schooling with out needing to quit their day jobs.

Increase The Revenues In Healthcare Industry By Web Based Medical Billing Services

October 5, 2019 Posted by kyu7

Medical billing is an important matter in healthcare industry which requires it to be efficient and low cost billing, to increase the flexibility to access patient charts and doctor’s notes to speed up the process in health care industry. Medical billing services, web based process gives us full command and visibility for a complete update. It just not limited to your office computer but anyone who has internet, he can access chart with his convenience.

Web based medical billing service focuses on convenience and reliability; means that you always have access what is being processed earlier because sometimes it becomes a hassle to check out the data’s of 20-30 days ago. It keeps track of every detail of every patient like insurance, appointments and all the confidential data, according to individuals; in this service, there is a lot of budgeting and billing plans for attracting the old patients and that would improve the relation of current clinics patients also.

To access this system it is not require installing any software, you can run it from any computer. That service gives a fantastic security and back up; antivirus protection and data monitoring ensures us for a safe and secured data with backup.

The medical billing is the latest technology that benefits both the client and the office staff; medical billing management services are easy to startup with a high speed internet connection, 24/7 accessing and reduce operating cost on behalf of many strategies like unemployment insurances, employee benefits and different type of maintenance cost. In today’s healthcare environment, outsourcing can be the most effective solution for medical billing services. The opthomology medical billing service reduces the billing cost and increase productivity with having a team of ophotomology billing specialist who are experienced enough to increase the cash flow and reduce the electronic claims.

The medical billing professional associations are American Medical Billing Association (AMBA), Healthcare Billing and Management association (HBMA), Medical Association of Billers (MAB), Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), and American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM).

Medical Group Management Association is an association for medical group practice; the practice professional enhance their career with management tools of MGMA. American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management is a primary resources centre of information, education and advocacy. The primary goal of this association is remarked by the professional development of the members. The association provides numerous opportunities to raise skills, knowledge, and awareness that are necessary in today’s health care environment.