The Critical Nature of Your Online Reputation

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(Featured in the National Association of Legal Professionals publication, "The Docket Magazine.") Internet reviews and rating sites have empowered consumers with the final say in how successful a professional can expect to be, regardless of their actual professional acumen. This is why managing your online presence is so vital to a firm’s ability to attract and retain clients. Accessibility to information means an increased risk that one bad experience could mean the end of a partnership. ...
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Companion Animal’s Growing Pains Managed with Help from DLS

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Companion Animal Specialty and Emergency Hospital has rapidly become a networking hero in North West Chicago. They serve the demands of area veterinarians and clients with specialized internal medicine, physical therapy and skilled surgical services. Their practice grew from a need in 1997 to help general veterinary staff with after-hours and weekend emergency coverage. Facility staff met regularly with local veterinarians to coordinate care and work collaboratively together to better meet th...
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Physicians Gain from DLS Partnership with Eagle Associates, Inc.

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Leveraging the strengths of both companies private practices find an easy solution to compliance woes DLS Internet Services (DLS) announces a partnership agreement with Eagle Associates, Inc. (Eagle), a compliance consulting firm specializing in OSHA, HIPPA and OIG compliance for private practices physicians. The partnership will allow DLS to continue to provide unified communications and network consulting services to clinical offices across the country coupled with the expertise of Eagle...
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Clinicians and the Personalized Economy

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Get more clinical care work accomplished without expanding your workforce while streamlining processes and redirecting clinician time to high-value tasks.  Do what works and get ahead of the new Personalized Economy. History Reimagined for the 21st Century We're in much the same position now that Henry Ford discovered when he started out.  He stood at the confluence of three requirements: desire by the public for more goods, the ability of technology to produce those goods; and most impo...
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For Whom the Fraud Tolls

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Telephone fraud has been going on for a long time. It became prevalent in the 1960s, when DTMF (Dual-Tone Multiple Frequency) dialing was being introduced to replace pulse dialing from then-current rotary phones. Crafty individuals educated themselves and fabricated handheld red, black, and blue boxes that could generate the necessary tones to alter the target phone system's behavior. Soon they were placing calls around the globe for "free" from a local payphone. Instead of spending 30¢ p...
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The Right Technology Can Help Independent Physicians Thrive Under ACA

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Nearly half of all independent physicians participating in the 2015 Independent Physician Outlook Survey stated that they're likely to sell their practices to a large health care provider and exit the industry within the next decade. The ACA (Affordable Care Act), also known as “Obamacare” has created a highly uncertain future for independent physicians across the nation. This highly autonomous group of medical professionals now face several new pressures, that when put together, creates a scena...
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Embracing Freedom Because of Virtualization in the Private Practice

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No one begins their private practice with the hope of being mired in administration. Yet, more than ever, practitioners are suffering through regulatory challenges and added costs associated with compliance. Electronic health records or electronic medical records (EHR/EMR) rules intended to facilitate the electronic exchange of health information seem to represents a major hurdle for many private practices constrained by costs. The solution is about getting back to basics. The shift to electr...
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Is Your Business Prepared?

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It is human nature to ignore the potential for something to go wrong, especially when you have never experienced it firsthand. However, a false sense of security can and does effect livelihoods. When a disaster strikes, few truly expect to realize incredible loss and inevitable regret from not having prepared well. Your Investment Your business took years to build and you put everything imaginable into making it a success. Imagine it suddenly wiped-out overnight. Where would you start rebuildi...
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Follow the Crowd to the Cloud at Your Own Risk

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Virtually everyone with a pulse on technology has heard the hype about “moving to the cloud”. Most people just assume that it’s the obvious thing to do in a world where they are virtually always online. I jumped on the bandwagon myself recently, checking out the latest version of Microsoft Office in the cloud, known as Office365. I must admit it, it seems slick as it seamlessly integrates with OneDrive and SharePoint. On the other hand, I just can’t bring myself to the point of complete faith an...
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