The Top 10 Apps Improving Doctors’ Lives

The Top 10 Apps Improving Doctors’ Lives

Incredible apps and companies that are working to make your life easier, and patient care better

Practicing medicine in 2015 can be both really rewarding and really difficult. Medicine has been changing incredibly quickly over the past few years, and with short patient visit times, loads of paperwork, intense work schedules, some shrinking wages and ever more demanding patients – it’s a lot for any doctor to handle.

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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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Top Hospitals for Emergency Heart Attack Care

Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. On average, 3 million Americans suffer a heart attack every year. Because of that staggering number, we decided to investigate which hospitals are becoming expert at treating them and how they’re doing it.

We wanted to find the best places to go for emergency heart attack care should you ever have the misfortune to have a heart attack.

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