Physicians Practice App Offers Guidance on Healthcare Reform

Digital issue for tablets helps physicians remain independent amidst health reform mandates

NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US today announced that Physicians Practice, the award-winning practice management resource for physicians and medical office staff, released the latest issue of its free tablet application, available from the App Store. This issue, Wrestling with Reform, includes advice from peers and practice management experts to help physicians boost revenue and improve efficiency in their day-to-day operations.

According to results from UBM Medica's 2014 Technology Survey, sponsored by Kareo, EHR implementation is still the most pressing tech problem for physicians. This issue of the Physicians Practice tablet app provides the factors that vary among independent and hospital-employed physicians in "Staying Ahead of EHR Adoption."

Also included are results from athenahealth's 2014 PayerView data, the annual ranking of insurers by cloud-based billing services and software vendor athenahealth. Other topics featured in the issue include making the most of your patient portal, improving the practice-patient relationship, and practice pointers filled with tips on preparing for an influx of patients this fall.

"Complying with health reform mandates isn't easy and often forces physicians to completely change the way they practice medicine," said Keith L. Martin, group editorial director at UBM Medica US. "This issue of the app provides our readers advice on standing their ground during healthcare reform and what the impact will be for their practice."

For nearly 25 years, Physicians Practice has provided practical advice on the business of medicine through a variety of mediums including print, digital, and live events. The Physicians Practice tablet app debuted three issues for the iPad in 2013, combining practical advice with interactive features such as podcasts, videos, checklists, and featured articles. In 2014, the second volume of the app will increase to six issues throughout the year. For more information, visit the App Store.

About UBM Medica US
Addressing today's healthcare information needs, UBM Medica US, delivers strategic, integrated communications solutions and comprehensive reach -- online, in print, via custom programs and live events. Improving the effectiveness of healthcare through information and education, UBM Medica US provides unbiased clinical, practical, and business information for physicians, providers and payers resulting in improved quality of care for patients around the world. Through journals, magazines, online communities, live and digital events, and other valuable resources, UBM Medica US also delivers comprehensive communication solutions for the pharmaceutical and related industries. Online communities include CancerNetwork.com, ConsultantLive.com, DiagnosticImaging.com, RheumatologyNetwork.com, OBGYN.net, PhysiciansPractice.com, PsychiatricTimes.com and SearchMedica.com. UBM Medica US is part of UBM Americas which, through a range of aligned interactive environments, both physical and digital – increases business effectiveness for both customers and audiences through meaningful experiences, knowledge and connections.  Headquartered in New York, UBM Americas brings together UBM's healthcare business, UBM Medica US; UBM Tech's technology communities, live events and custom services; UBM Canon's advanced design and manufacturing event, online and print brands; UBM Connect New York's catering, cruise shipping, contact-center management, and fine, specialty and custom chemical communities; and UBM Mexico's concrete, construction and hospitality services shows.  For more information, visit www.UBMMedicaUS.com.

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