Sorting it all out

Posted by Pam Zubeck on Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 8:33 AM

Doctors aren't only healers these days. They must be negotiators with insurance companies, businessmen and personnel managers.

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To mark Doctors Day on March 30, the El Paso County Medical Society announces a web site powered by Medical Voyce to provide a host of tools to help physicians run their businesses and practice medicine.

“The technologies and web-based resources available through the new site allow health care providers to run their practices with efficiency in an ever tightening atmosphere,” Carol Walker, the society's executive vice president, says in a news release. The site outlines legislative issues and requirements, plus a doctor-requested online referral tool tied to a growing physician directory.

“This new, directory-linked e-mail system allows me to securely send a referral with the click of a mouse instead of writing time-consuming letters or looking up colleagues in the phone book,” Dr. Jeffrey Moody, the group's president and a practicing urologist in Colorado Springs, says in the release.

The public will also have access to a potential patient segment of the directory, providing information on doctors to help them make informed choices about visiting a physician, including philosophy, training and insurance accepted.

Powering the group's site is the growing Medical Voyce portal, which expands the tools and offerings.

Current health care changes such as the upcoming 21% cut in Medicare reimbursements effect how doctors must run their businesses. “This is a changing business and our doctor’s need the support of the business community to run their offices so they can focus on medicine and their patients,” Medical Voyce CEO Dirk Hobbs says.

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What a wonderful resource for our health care providers! So often we, as consumers, forget the demands of the business aspect of the profession. Bravo to Medical Voyce for this valuable service!

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Posted by ElPasoTeacher on 03/24/2010 at 11:01 AM

Sounds useful - and efficient! I'm going to have to ask my doctors to sign up!

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Posted by Leyla on 03/24/2010 at 7:45 PM

Anything that can help streamline medical admin is welcome! I'm also looking forward to the public directory, especially if alternative care providers are included.

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Posted by cmf on 03/24/2010 at 8:05 PM

Anything that will help doctor's become more efficient should assist in keeping consumer cost down. Great idea!
MBrown

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Posted by MBrown on 03/24/2010 at 8:45 PM

Anything that will assist in making physicians more efficient should also help to maintain consumer cost. Great idea!

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Posted by MBrown on 03/24/2010 at 8:45 PM

Sounds like an interesting concept. I am interested in learning more.

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Posted by Anne on 03/24/2010 at 9:23 PM

This is one way that could make medical offices hopefully run more efficiently and effectively.

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Posted by Mom of two on 03/24/2010 at 9:41 PM

This is a great system for both Doctors and Patients. It will save lots of time for both parties. I think that specialists will especially benefit when doing routine checkups for chronicially ill patients. Just a few minutes to read an e-mail on how a patient is doing and to respond with a quick answer of to continue meds or to come in to be seen. What a wonderful, time saving, and efficient system! Kudos to Medical Voyce!

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Posted by KMG73 on 03/25/2010 at 11:54 AM

With the healthcare system about to change, we will need more help in finding help. This system sounds like it will help us with that.

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Posted by L.O. in Colorado Springs on 03/25/2010 at 10:53 PM

As a physician, I love the idea of simple and tech-savvy was of maintaining contact with my colleagues. This will allow extra time to be devoted to patient care instead of paperwork. THANK YOU for all that you are doing to help physicians.

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Posted by AE on 03/27/2010 at 10:22 AM
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