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ProActive Care Now Called ProCare IT

MedCo Data is very excited to announce the rebranding of our ProActive Care support division to ProCare IT. For the past decade, MedCo Data has marketed our helpdesk support division as ProActive Care. As we continue to expand nationwide our brand has crossed paths with established regional vendors marketing under the same, or similar names. […]

Negative Google Reviews: Can I Remove Them?

The short answer is no, but wait! All hope is not lost. Sites like Google, Facebook, Healthgrades and Yelp aim to deliver honest, unbiased reviews. Some sites have strict penalties for businesses that try to game the system either by writing fake reviews, offering incentives, or some other shady maneuver. Only reviews that explicitly violate […]

Proposed 2018 physician fee schedule includes reduced burden on physicians

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today released the proposed 2018 Medicare Fee Schedule. As part of a statutory across-the-board reduction in payments, the rule proposes an overall 1% decrease to dermatology payments. Within the proposed rule, CMS solicits ideas for making the health care delivery system less bureaucratic and complex for physicians, […]

Sophos Stops Petya Ransomware

As with the recent WannaCry Ransomware attack, organizations around the world have again been affected by a new ransomware variant known as the Petya cyber-attack. MedCo Data customers using Sophos Endpoint Protection are protected against all known variants of this ransomware. We first issued protection on June 27th at 13:50 UTC and have provided several […]

Our Business World Under Attack

By now you’ve probably heard of the new nasty cyber-bug that is wreaking havoc across the globe. WannaCry slammed into the internet last week and continues to proliferate through under protected PCs and networks worldwide. This new tactic is not “phishing” related and we can’t blame our staff or each other for opening something we […]

Top 10 Review Sites Where Your Patients Are Leaving A Review

Why do healthcare providers need to pay attention to patient reviews? 77% of prospective patients use online reviews as the first step in choosing a physician. Reviews are the first impression patients get of your practice. Why patient reviews on review sites are important They contribute to a good online reputation Patients want a provider […]

Why Your Patient Surveys May Not Be Working

Scientific market research really made a name for itself in the mid- 20th century, establishing many practices still in use today: questionnaires with non-leading questions, multiple-choice answers, anonymous respondents, all generating data used for extensive statistical analysis. With all the success large corporations and politicians have seen with market research over the years, most businesses implement these same practices without a second thought when trying to gauge customer satisfaction.