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Is Your Medical Practice Using These Websites?




MDNews.com brings you our top 11 website picks for physicians and other medical practice staff.

5 Hassle-Free Sites for Your Staff

  1. Box. Box is a digital dropbox where you can manage documents and other media online. You can also share large files easily and sync files on your desktop. Visit the Box website for more information.
  2. Allscripts Patient Portal. The Allscripts Patient Portal is an online service for patients where they can ask their physician questions, submit a prescription refill request, schedule non-urgent appointments and request copies of lab and x-ray results. To learn more, visit the Allscripts website.
  3. innerfence. innerfence turns an iPhone into a credit card reader. Customers can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express, and staff can key-in transactions from virtually anywhere. See the innerfence website for more information.
  4. Eppointments. Eppointments is an appointment scheduling program designed to make scheduling easier and faster for physicians, patients and staff. Visit eppointments.com for more information.
  5. Omedix. Omedix offers multiple tools for health care facilities such as a patient portal, website development and patient education. To learn more, go to omedix.com.

6 Great Resources for You

  1. Hospital Compare. From the Department of Health and Human Services, Hospital Compare allows you to compare hospitals on a wide variety of quality indicators, such as the percentage of heart failure patients who were given discharge instructions. Visit the Hospital Compare website for more information on hospitals where you work.
  2. QuantiaMD. QuantiaMD is an online physician-to-physician learning collaborative where physicians can engage, share and learn from experts and each other, at no charge. For more information, visit quantiamd.com.
  3. Sermo. Sermo is the largest online physician community in the U.S. It’s where physicians — spanning 68 specialties and all 50 states — collaborate on difficult cases and exchange observations about drugs, devices and clinical issues. To join in the discussion, go to the Sermo website.
  4. Medical Library Association. The Medical Library Association offers a large database of health information for physicians and consumers. To access the MLA, visit mlanet.org.
  5. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The AHRQ provides health care “report cards” that have information about the quality of health plans, hospitals, medical groups, individual physicians, nursing homes, and other types of providers and facilities. For more information, visit the AHRQ website.
  6. The American Board of Medical Specialties. The ABMS allows you to pull up a physician’s board certification, and also provides information on how to become certified. Go to the ABMS website to learn more.

Did your favorite website make the list? Leave a comment, and let us know if we neglected to add your favorite to the list.


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4 comments for “Is Your Medical Practice Using These Websites?”

  1. Gravatar of AnkurAnkur
    Posted Saturday, May 07, 2011 at 4:07:40 AM

    Checkout AppointmentmentAgent.com for Online appointment scheduling system. It's a powerful yet simple website that helps professionals to create their own website and allows clients to make appointments online. It's has a great user interface with loads of features like automatic reminders, Multiple Locations, Ability to Block Personal Time, Single appointment or multiple appointments per time slot and many more.
    http://appointmentagent.com

  2. Gravatar of Sean RawlingsSean Rawlings
    Posted Sunday, May 08, 2011 at 11:38:33 PM

    We use a patient portal called Updox.com. We like because it also has an electronic fax service built into the same interface.

  3. Gravatar of Robert LinRobert Lin
    Posted Monday, May 09, 2011 at 1:26:18 PM

    If your medical staff needs to store any personal information or patient medical record, I would suggest moving away from Dropbox as they are more of a consumer-centric product, does not have the business-grade security level necessary.

  4. Gravatar of Robert LinRobert Lin
    Posted Monday, May 09, 2011 at 1:33:18 PM

    follow up from my previous post, I actually meant Box (but Dropbox is the same)