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Baran Erdik, physician and healthcare consultant

Dr. Baran Erdik, MD, MHPA is a physician with further specialization in internal medicine/cardiology. He has traveled the world, working as a physician in New Zealand, Germany, and Washington State. He’s been published numerous times and currently works in healthcare compliance and consulting.

  • MD, MHPA, with a further specialization in Internal Medicine/Cardiology

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digital patient experience to future proof your healthcare practice
Future-proof your practice with digital patient experiences

Technology is the cornerstone of modernizing your practice operations. But it’s more than just a tool — it’s a partner that helps you streamline and elevate the patient experience.

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hipaa compliant texting
Navigating HIPAA-compliant text messaging for better patient communication

HIPAA-compliant text messaging with patients is possible. Here’s how.

Physicians discuss protecting patient privacy and security in the digital age
Physicians discuss protecting patient privacy and security in the digital age
Protecting patient privacy in the digital age: Best practices for medical clinics

Explore the significance of patient data privacy, the latest in security measures, and the world of health data regulations. Learn how medical practices can ensure patient safety in the digital age.

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artificial intelligence (AI) for doctors
Artificial intelligence in healthcare: How doctors use AI today and what’s to come

Advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning could revolutionize clinical medicine.

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healthcare AI
Healthcare AI and HIPAA privacy concerns: Everything you need to know

Healthcare AI has enormous potential to benefit practices — and to violate HIPAA. Here’s what you need to know to stay in compliance.

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Physician and medical practice staff member read about how to calculate and improve patient no-show rate
How to calculate patient no-show rate

The patient no-show calculation rate is a metric to help track patient experience, and these 7 tips can help you improve it.

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patient retention strategies
Patient retention strategies to help your practice thrive

High patient retention can shrink your availability gap. Here’s how patient rewards and loyalty programs can help.

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Physician smiles for website photo as part of branding in healthcare
How to leverage branding in healthcare to attract more patients

Use this guide to shape your practice’s marketing strategy to retain current patients and attract potential patients.

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why do patients miss appointments
How to properly bill patients for missed appointments

Discover how no-show fees can discourage missed appointments — and how you can bill patients who miss appointments the right way.

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patient recall meaning
From checkup to follow up: A guide to effective patient recall with free templates

Follow-up appointments are an important part of patient retention and quality care. Here’s why they matter — and 4 templates to use when you reach out to patients.

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Physician reads about HIPAA and healthcare marketing
What medical practices need to know about HIPAA and healthcare marketing

Here’s the essential guide with concrete tips and examples for how your practice can carry out HIPAA-compliant marketing. 

HIPAA-compliant patient reviews
HIPAA-compliant patient reviews
Your guide to HIPAA-compliant patient testimonials and reviews

Online patient reviews are part of promoting your healthcare practice — but it’s vital to stay HIPAA compliant. Here’s how.

Physician vaccinates a patient to lower the risk of the acute severe tripledemic COVID-19, flu, and RSV viruses
Physician vaccinates a patient to lower the risk of the acute severe tripledemic COVID-19, flu, and RSV viruses
9 tips physicians can adopt to beat the tripledemic threat this winter

Here’s what you need to know as a healthcare provider to mitigate the spread of the tripledemic COVID-19, flu, and RSV viruses.

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Physician explains the Value in Health Care Act of 2023 to a patient
Value in Health Care Act of 2023: What providers need to know

The Value in Health Care Act of 2023 enables providers to both optimize medical costs for patients and improve patient outcomes through financial incentives.

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automation in healthcare
Embracing the future: How automation in healthcare transforms medical practice operations

Learn how you can improve efficiency and profitability with the help of medical practice management software.

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two people doing a patient experience survey
How to create patient experience surveys to improve your practice

Gather feedback and insights with a patient experience survey — here’s how.

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a group of doctors determining a healthcare operating budget
Cut costs not corners: Building a healthcare operating budget for medical practices

You’ve spent years preparing to serve others by launching an independent medical practice. Now, it is finally time for that dream to become a reality. But how do you create an inclusive, realistic healthcare operating budget? Structuring this effort for a successful launch and profitable longevity means ensuring your short- and long-term vision goes beyond […]

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people taking advantage of the new COVID-19 booster by doing yoga in a group
New COVID-19 boosters are coming — here’s what you need to know

The FDA has approved new COVID-19 booster vaccines to target the XBB.1.5 variant — but how successful they’ll be depends on effective communication from providers.

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Two women looking at social media on a smartphone.
How to use social media influencers to help boost your medical practice

Learn about social media marketing for medical practices and how you can partner with influencers to boost patient engagement and practice growth.

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a left white hand holding a silver pen to show how handwritten-appearing signatures can enhance direct mail marketing
How to use direct mail marketing for your medical practice

Direct mail offers your practice benefits that email can’t touch.

Provider and patient speaking about patient results.
Provider and patient speaking about patient results.
The survey says: Patient and provider perspectives on appointment scheduling in healthcare

Tebra research revealed insights around appointment scheduling, generational differences in patient expectations, and the growing importance of digital tools for practices.

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a parent with a child who illustrates starting a medical practice checklist
New medical practice checklist: Here’s how to get started

Make starting a medical practice easier with this checklist.

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image of woman researching best practices on physician recruitment for medical practice
How to recruit and hire for your new medical practice

Wondering about physician recruitment best practices? Here’s what you need to know to recruit, hire, and retain staff for your new medical practice.

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Smiling healthcare practitioner works on licensing a new medical practice
What to know about licensing for your new medical practice

Here are the medical and business licenses you need to start your new medical practice.

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Patient looks at medical practice advertising while searching for a new provider on computer
Get your medical practice off the ground with marketing

Launch and grow your medical practice with these 8 simple marketing essentials.

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