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BetterDoctor Partners with Dr. Chrono

SAN FRANCISCO (January 7, 2016) — BetterDoctor is proud to announce a new data partnership with Dr. Chrono. We will work together to help consumers access better, more accurate online data about doctors to find the right care.

Check out BetterDoctor’s CEO, Ari Tulla talking to Dr. Chrono about how to create a home online for physicians, creating a social profile online, getting medical reviews and what this means for a medical practice.

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BetterDoctor Launches BetterDoctor ProofPoint, a Provider Data Validation Tool to Support New Uniform Provider Directory Standards

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — BetterDoctor launches BetterDoctor ProofPoint, a product to help the healthcare ecosystem validate doctor data. This includes helping insurance companies, provider groups, and health systems. ProofPoint enables these organizations to abide by upcoming network adequacy/accuracy regulations and uniform provider directory standards.

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New California law will help consumers find doctors within their insurance network – Easily.

Setting the standard in doctor/provider data can drastically improve healthcare quality for everyone

I came here from Finland to face a quagmire of an experience when I sought healthcare for my family. Never in my life have I experienced anything as complex as the American healthcare system. I was lucky enough to have the resources to eventually find adequate care, but I know that’s not usually the case for most Americans.

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Team InsureCare leverages BetterDoctor API to build new visual healthcare tool, wins Integrate 2015 Hackathon

SAN FRANCISCO — BetterDoctor is proud to honor the winners of the Integrate 2015 Hackathon, InsureCare, a visual application helping people to decide which insurance provider will give them an access to the largest network of best health care providers in their area. This tool, powered by the BetterDoctor API, helps people to compare plans. This is especially useful for consumers during open enrollment times or when people are moving to new cities or getting new jobs.

This women-led team focused on solving the common problem of finding a doctor that is in-network based on one’s insurance. For example, if one moves to a new city and discovers their current insurance does not cover any doctors in the area, they can quickly and easily identify the best insurance companies for their needs.

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Has Your Doctor Ever Been Sued?

Here’s how to find out instantly:

The Federation of State Medical Boards, a national non-profit organization representing all medical boards within the US, just launched docInfo, a free service that lets consumers check up on their doctor’s history. The nonprofit is also dedicating itself to clarity for consumers by providing people with easily-accessible, important information about their doctors.

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College of Du Page's  President Dr. Breuder visited and role-played with students in the Nursing lab at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18 2013. Dr. Breuder also interacted with the students in the classroom. 
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Hospital Communication Quality Index: The Best Hospitals for Patient-Provider Communication

Communication: the most taken-for-granted healthcare indicator

If you’ve ever scanned Yelp reviews of doctors, you’ve definitely read about people’s office experiences: wait times, office staff personality, how the doctor spoke to them. Research shows patients who understand and feel respected by their providers have better outcomes. Yes, you read that right: patients do better when their doctors prioritize and excel at communication.

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Farmers Market Index: Top Cities for Community-Oriented Markets

In recognition of National Farmers Market week (the first full week in August), we decided to take a closer look at where farmers markets are doing the most good in their local communities.

By providing a space for direct to consumer sales of freshly grown local vegetables, both farmers and shoppers benefit. We realize every farmers market has a positive impact on a community, and we wanted to see where farmers markets are going above and beyond – by accepting WIC credits, SNAP dollars, providing fresh foods to lower-income elderly populations, and including more than just farmers in the micro economies but also contributing cultural value as a place for artists to showcase their arts and crafts.

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