eMerit® fully embraces the social media revolution shaping the health care industry, and is dedicated to helping both doctors and patients safely and efficiently navigate the constantly changing internet landscape – all while maintaining HIPAA compliance.
To do that we have collected resources that we hope you find helpful and enlightening. By engaging in both the subjective opinions and objective information, we aim to become your trusted source of information related to Medical Identity management.
A recent post on the U.S. News & World Report blog "Policy Dose" skewered the rising popularity of online reviews in the healthcare sector. The author argued they’re worthless: The argument is misguided. I know. I used to feel the way he did. Then, we analyzed the data. We’re now reformed skeptics. First, some background. The “healthcare is not a [...]
“Strychnine is a grand tonic, Kemp, to take the flabbiness out of a man.” ― H.G. Wells, The Invisible Man In part 1 we characterized and suggested solutions for Bankruptcy stage. But what if you Google your name and get Nada. You see nothing! Seems like an OK spot, right?…Out of sight, out of mind and nothing bad about me? [...]
A high-performing doctor/practice can be distinguished online by proactively asking his/her patients for feedback. If you have a great patient safety record, positive clinical outcomes, and great “customer service”, your online reputation should mirror your actual reputation. Leverage the Internet by considering the following: Gathering reviews in your office, Point-of-Service, is dramatically more effective than relying on email to patients [...]
Reviews are a key part a patients decision to make an appointment. Both negative and positive.
The explosion of social networks and consumer-generated media over the last few years continues to have a significant impact...
A recent study from Pew Internet shows that 77% of online health seekers begin their session at a search engine...