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Episode 14: Michael Blackstone, MD of SutureSign

  •   Podcast
  •   8/18/2016
  •   Tripp Matthews

This week's So What, Who Care? episode brings us Michael Blackstone, MD.  Dr. Blackstone is CEO of SutureHealth, a well respected member of the Homecare and Physician Community, and an LSU fan.

Our discussion starts with how he left the business of practicing medicine to become an entrepreneur (see the article about him on our site:  ); moves into how his featured product, SutureSign, is fitting an enormous need in the market; then we have a quick detour into the world of Homecare & Hospice Marketing; and then get his take on LSU's upcoming football season (whilst I lament the pending doom and despair as an Auburn Tiger).

Michael is polished and well spoken, whereas I seem to say 'dad gum' alot.  Nevertheless, this is a great way to get to know a true up-and-comer in the Post-Acute and Physician Practice space.

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Survey Ready in 90 Days!

  •   Webinar
  •   8/4/2016
  •   HCAF Annual Conference

Ann Olson and Kathryn Roby of Qualidigm present on the significant regulatory changes that have recently been enacted.  Home Health and Hospice providers are facing accreditation and certification surveys that are very different in content, approach, and expectation.  This session will provide you with a 90-day roadmap to survey readiness, and establishing the right approach to maintain this readiness moving forward.

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Whatever It Takes To Get Private Pay Patients: The Total Customer Service Program

  •   Webinar
  •   8/4/2016
  •   HCAF Annual Conference

From the HCAF Conference, Eileen Freitag of Fazzi provides a dynamic presentation with clear insights and strategies for developing a total customer service program.  Learn the how a "real" customer service can increase patient satisfaction and loyalty, generate more referrals and new sources of referrals, and increasing staff satisfaction and morale.

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Web Marketing Made Simple

  •   Webinar
  •   8/4/2016
  •   HCAF Annual Conference

A nuts-and-bolts but powerful session focused on Search Engine Optimiation for your business.  Stephan Boehringer of Get The Clicks says to STOP THE INSANITY!  Every year the Google gods change the way businesses appear online, affecting a company's bottom line.  With all these changes about Google this and Facebook that - who has the time to keep up and run a business?  Stop chasing your tail and create a simple list of marketing priorities specifically designed for your agency.

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Ride the Wave with In-Home Primary Care Providers for Better Outcomes

  •   Webinar
  •   8/3/2016
  •   HCAF Annual Conference

Many patients that are discharged from the hospital for Home Health are at high-risk for rehospitalization, but yet little physician engagement to provide a coordinated care experience.  Lisa Kidd, of Baptist Home Health Care provides education on how to develop a program that provides a safety net and true continuation of care across the different entities of the healthcare continuum:  Health System, Physician, and all aspects of Home & Community Based Services.

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How to Manage the Numbers: Sales Metrics that Matter!

  •   Webinar
  •   8/3/2016
  •   HCAF Annual Conference

Melanie Stover, the leading expert in Home Care Sales & Marketing, helps you find the science in your sales.  THere are key indicators in sales that matter - do you know your metrics?  This session will focus on the top five indicators to watch for to help you achieve your sales goals!

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