How Internet Reviews Impact Urologists

Posted by Clark Love on Aug 9, 2022 11:21:57 AM

No one likes to be reviewed. But in the 2020s, almost everyone is being reviewed. It started with ecommerce for retail goods. Now it has spread to every service and profession. Doctors and lawyers have ratings. Barbers and delivery drivers have ratings. Even writers have ratings.

No one liked to be reviewed — especially if it’s a bad review. But, these days, almost everyone reads internet reviews before making purchase decisions. This new reality even applies to urologists.

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Topics: urologist internet reviews

The Importance of Variable Cost Structures in Urology Practices

Posted by Clark Love on Jul 27, 2022 4:11:36 PM

Many urology practices struggle to find some form of balance: They need to cut costs to boost profits, but they can't neglect customer service or patient care.

Businesses that want to thrive must implement effective cost management practices. This is easier said than done, but learning the basics of variable cost structures can help. Here are some fundamentals to be aware of as a urology practice owner or manager.

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Topics: Urodynamics Cost, Urology Practice Cost Controls

The 7 Characteristics That Make for a Great Urodynamics Nurse

Posted by Clark Love on Jul 23, 2022 12:20:16 PM

Whether you're running a urology practice or trying to become a key player at one, having a good understanding of what makes a great urodynamics nurse is vital. While there are many schools of thought on the characteristics that define good employees in general, this work is highly specialized – So it makes sense that there are a few things most employers can agree on.

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Topics: urodynamics staffing, Urodynamics Nurse

5 Areas Urology Practices Can Outsource in 2022

Posted by Clark Love on Jul 12, 2022 12:49:25 PM

Even though new medical technology promises improved care with less work, it's also associated with an increased patient desire for higher-quality services. Specialist practitioners like urologists now face not only the need to master new tools and methods but also an ever-growing demand for their attention – making it tough to stay focused and efficient.

Outsourcing may be the solution. While they're not for every practice, many urologists depend on contracted services to deliver caregiving that improves their patients' lives and advances the field. Here's a quick primer on medical outsourcing and five ways it's empowering urologists to achieve higher standards of care.

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Topics: outsourcing diagnostics, outsourcing urodynamics

The Healthcare Staffing Shortage and Its Effect on Urodynamics Nurses

Posted by Clark Love on Jul 7, 2022 8:51:43 PM

As post-pandemic life begins to get back to normal for most people, a growing healthcare staffing shortage has experts concerned. The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a light on the gaps in healthcare services and renewed the call for more bedside nurses. According to the American Nursing Association, it is projected that 1.1 million nurses are required to replace retiring nurses in the U.S. by 2022. Across the world, we would need more than 13 million new nurses to cover the shortfall.

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Topics: Urodynamics Nurse, Healthcare Staffing, Post-Pandemic Nurse Staffing

Characterizing Rectoanal Inhibitory Reflex in Constipated Patients using Anorectal Manometry

Posted by Clark Love on Jul 7, 2022 1:25:51 PM

 

Anorectal manometry (ARM) is a diagnostic test used to evaluate abnormalities

of the anal sphincter muscles and the rectum. If you have a patient who presents an abnormal rectoanal inhibitory reflex (

RAIR) that impacts their ability to defecate normally, it may be worth considering anorectal manometry to assess their need for further treatment. Here's what to know about this diagnostic tool.

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Topics: Anorectal Manometry, Rectoanal Inhibitory Reflexes

Non-Invasive Uroflowmetry versus Urodynamic Testing: A Meta-Analysis

Posted by Clark Love on Jul 5, 2022 6:16:32 PM

Patients who come to the hospital reporting incontinence or voiding issues are due for urological testing. However, which specific test they need will depend on what their symptoms are and what the doctor’s best judgment is.

The decision may not always be straightforward because each patient is different, and also because of the confusion around uroflowmetry and urodynamic testing; the two most common urological tests.

In this post, we will define each of these tests, establish what they do and who they are for, then finally break down the urodynamic testing process. This step-by-step analysis intends to explain how these two procedures are connected, and how we can maximize their potential to get the best results for all patients.

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Urodynamic Catheter Outages – Supply Issues can strike Healthcare Too

Posted by Clark Love on May 25, 2022 4:46:42 PM

Post COVID, supply chain outages are affecting every industry, even healthcare.  Prior to COVID most health care administrators and physicians did not know the country of origin for most of the medical supplies they use.  Many assumed they were made in the U.S. and did not know that supply chains for healthcare supplies are as complex and global as automotive supply chains. 

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Topics: urodynamics catheters

How to Make Urodynamics Testing Simple

Posted by Clark Love on Feb 2, 2022 7:45:17 PM

Urodynamics is a set of tests and procedures that measure lower urinary tract function. These tests are prescribed by urologists, gynecologists, or urogynecologists, and the results from the tests allow them to look at how a patient's lower urinary tract is working. The bladder, sphincters, and urethra (all parts of the lower urinary tract) work together to hold and release urine. Most urodynamic tests are concerned with measuring the ability of your bladder to hold and drain urine completely.

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Topics: Urodynamics Testing, urodynamics equipment, urodynamics training

How Do Doctors Diagnose Urinary Incontinence in Females?

Posted by Clark Love on Nov 15, 2021 10:58:55 AM

Urinary incontinence affects an estimated 25 million Americans. Of these Americans, 75-80% are women.

Because there are many causes of female urinary incontinence, it takes careful consideration when recommending treatment.

Here, we discuss the different types of urinary incontinence in women and the best ways to diagnose the problem, including urodynamics.

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Topics: urodynamic testing female, urodynamic test near me, urodynamic study procedure

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