Healthcare delivery in the United States is experiencing a significant paradigm shift to find innovative ways to care for patients.
Traditionally, one-on-one patient/physician encounters have been the standard. But more recently doctors are using telemedicine and email to communicate with patients, for example. And now, the concept of shared medical appointments brings together many patients to improve efficiency, increase productivity, and to accelerate access to care with less appointment delay.
In speaking about shared medical appointments, Dr. Baum presents a practical and real-world look at how the concept is structured and presented in his office. Some of the topics he addresses in this podcast include:
Dr. Baum describes how shared appointments are presented in his practice for specific types of medical conditions. Some of the benefits that he has found include:
Health care delivery is shifting to more efficient and effective methods that improve the quality of care. Shared Medical Appointments are a new means to facilitate better medicine.
For additional information on this topic, Dr. Baum’s publication is available online:
The Shared Medical Appointment: A Proposed Model of Medical Appointments
A unique clinic appointment model is introduced to increase access and clinical efficiency
while simultaneously providing a high degree of patient satisfaction.
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Dr. Neil Baum is a nationally recognized urologist, speaker and author. He has been in private practice in New Orleans, LA, since 1978 and is Associate Clinical Professor of Urology at Tulane Medical School and Louisiana State University Medical School. He is also a talented public speaker and entertaining magician. Dr. Baum has authored several books on marketing including Marketing Your Clinical Practice, Social Media for the Healthcare Practice, and Physician Reputation Management in the Age of Social Media.
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