2014

Physicians Practice App Offers Guidance on Boosting Practice Revenue Digital issue for tablets helps physicians frustrated by decreasing incomes take steps toward improvement

NORWALK, Conn., Feb. 28, 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 includes advice from peers and practice management experts to help physicians run profitable practices in spite of the challenges associated with the changing healthcare environment.

According to results from UBM Medica's 2013 Physician Compensation Survey featured in this issue of the app, over half of the respondents expressed some degree of disappointment with their income. To help address this concern, Physicians Practice offers suggestions for maximizing revenue without increasing already full patient loads. Additional topics covered in the issue provide guidance on decreasing patient no-shows, making smart technology purchases, and thoroughly preparing for the ICD-10 transition - each of which can have a positive impact on a practice's bottom line

Also included is Physicians Practice's exclusive Best States to Practice 2013, an interactive feature ranking states to show which locations provide the most physician-friendly climate for running a private practice. Multi-media features accompany the rankings, allowing readers to delve deeper into the analysis. Users will also have access to:

  • An infographic highlighting the rankings in several statistical categories including malpractice payouts, cost of living, and physician competition
  • A clickable map with links to data and insights from physicians in each state
  • An interactive tool that allows physicians to select their ideal location based on the factors that are most important to them

"Our goal with this issue was to help physicians take steps to address the daily frustrations they face in their practices," said Keith L. Martin, group editorial director at UBM Medica US.  "With options ranging from small operational changes that boost revenue, to more drastic measures such as relocation, we believe the practical advice found in the app will help our readers take control of their business challenges so that they can focus more on patient care." 

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, personalized checklists, and featured issues. In 2014, the second volume of the app will increase to six issues throughout the year. A version for Android tablets will be available soon in the Google Play store. For more information on the iPad version, 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 Connect 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 Connect brings together UBM's healthcare business, UBM Medica US; UBM Canon's advanced design and manufacturing event, online and print brands; UBM Connect New York's catering, cruise shipping, customer management, and fine, specialty and custom chemical communities; and UBM Mexico's concrete show.  For more information, visit www.UBMMedicaUS.com.

About UBM plc
UBM plc is a global events-led marketing services and communications company.  We help businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and sellers together at events and online, as well as producing and distributing news and specialist content.  Our 5,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into expert teams which serve commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

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Media contact:
Amy Erdman
Vice President, Marketing
203-523-7041
amy.erdman@ubm.com

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