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How Healthcare CRM Solutions and ZDogg are Solving the Digital Divide for Providers

The healthcare industry is going through a significant transition, mostly, induced by HIT changes and system reform; in the process of these disruptive changes, thought leadership is trying to strategically develop a plan of action for reaching interoperability.

Interoperability is part of the holistic solution, as it works to connect patients with providers and share EHR clinical data with them and referrals. Let's discuss this topic more by examining how healthcare CRM solutions and ZDogg are solving the digital divide between providers and patients.

Defining the Digital Divide This is a term that emerged most prominently after the “meaningful use” of EMRs became a requirement for providers on January 1, 2014. Since then, cloud and mobile computing technologies have also played a large part in the digital divide equation – mostly, trying to solve pain points with healthcare enterprise systems.

To learn more, let's look at two different articles written about a year apart from…

Using HubSpot to Develop an Effective eCommerce SEO Strategy

Generating quality traffic to an online store is something 1.3 million eCommerce businesses are trying to accomplish in North America alone. With millions of eCommerce stores vying for website visitors, the competition to be on favorable search engine results pages (SERPs) is inevitably thick.
Fortunately, there are many free and paid SEO resources businesses can use to rank higher in search engines. One of the most popular and effective resources is HubSpot; let’s discuss how to use HubSpot to develop an effective eCommerce SEO strategy.

Before we begin, let’s hear HubSpot’s definition of SEO strategy from their article called “How to Create an SEO Strategy for 2018 [Template Included]”:

“Modern SEO strategy is the process of organizing a website’s content by topic, which helps search engines like Google understand a user’s intent when searching. By optimizing a web page around topics first, you can rank well for long-tail keywords related to that topic.”

Factors for Developing an SEO S…

6 Tips for Setting Up Community Gardens in HOA Neighborhoods

In the modern digital age we're living in, setting up a community garden may be exactly what HOA neighborhoods need to get their members off their digital devices and back to nature a bit.

Community gardens promote positive relationships within neighborhoods, provide healthy activities for people of all ages, and if done well produce a good amount of healthy food.

In an effort to help planners get their thoughts aligned, here are 6 tips for setting up community gardens in HOA neighborhoods.

Gain and Gauge Support from Homeowners
Board members and homeowners interested in starting a community garden should start by gauging the support for the idea with community members.

Planners can gain and gauge support with methods such as:
surveysemailstext messagesphone callsflyersword of mouthannouncements at board meetingsarticlesfundraiser events  The main idea is to see how much support there is for such an idea; just keep in mind that some people may get excited about the idea only once it …

Buying the Right Yacht: Used vs. New

The idea of owning a yacht may be a dream for most, yet this dream comes true for many every day. Owning a luxury inland waterways or seagoing vessel is a great way to enjoy vacations, retirement, or just a weekend trip from a private dock.
However yacht owners plan to enjoy their yachts, they must first choose how to acquire the perfect one. In this regard, let's examine the pros and cons of buying a used vs. new yacht.

Buying a New Yacht
The biggest con of buying a new yacht is paying full price and then having it depreciate quickly; within five years a new yacht can depreciate upwards of 40% from the original price.

With that said, buying a new yacht means buyers have more selection when it comes to choosing from new models and types of yachts. Whether they're buying an express cruiser, a pilothouse motor yacht, sedan bridge, or a mega yacht, they'll have more selection with type and customization.

Buying a new yacht gives owners the assurance of knowing their vessel is un…

3 Reasons to Prioritize Capital Equipment Planning During Healthcare System Mergers

From 1998 to 2015, over 1,400 hospital mergers have transpired in the U.S. They’ve been increasing nearly every year, especially since the ACA was enacted in 2010. Healthcare systems are consolidating for both financial and strategic reasons; these challenging and complex transactions bring growth opportunities as well as risks.
An article found on CIO called: “What is merger and acquisition due diligence?”, written on June 9th, 2015 by Dewey E. Ray, explains the 4 areas of due diligence to focus on:  “Strategic Position   Financial Data   Operational Assets   Legal Matters”  Operational assets are a major aspect of M&A planning and implementation. Effectively dealing with the capital equipment involved in a transaction takes consideration, strategy, and organizational software tools. In this regard, let’s discuss 3 reasons to prioritize capital equipment planning during healthcare system mergers.
Definition of Capital Equipment Equipment that costs over $1,000 or $5,000 (depending…