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US Hearing Device Patents for November-December 2017

HHTM welcomes back Dr. Holly Hosford-Dunn to Hearing Economics this week to bring readers the latest update in her popular patent series that has been tracking patent activity in the hearing industry since 2012   The patent series took a 6 month vacation and resumes today with 73 patents which were awarded in the fourth…

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Auditory Training – A Familiar Value Proposition in an Era of Revolutionary Change

By Harvey Abrams, PhD In a recent HHTM post, guest bloggers Terry Mactaggart and Errol Davis identify several provocative challenges that hearing healthcare providers will likely face in a near future characterized by rapid technological changes and major shifts in healthcare delivery. We would be wise to seriously consider how we will respond to each…

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Beware: TPAs and HARNs Can be Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing

Editor’s Note: Over the past few years, there has been a proliferation of third-party programs available to practitioners. These programs appear to provide practitioners with an opportunity to increase their patient load and, ultimately, their revenue stream. In this month’s blog, Dr. Kim Cavitt provides us with an overview of plans offered by third-party administrators…

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The Patient is the Product: Using Workplace Design to Create a Transformative Experience – Part 2

by Brian Taylor “Signal & Noise” is a bimonthly column by Brian Taylor, AuD.   Customization Rules   Finally, we reach the top of the Progression of Economic Value by transforming patients. In healthcare, according to Joe Pine,1 customized or staged experiences that are inherently memorable and personal are likely to lead to a transformative…

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The Patient is the Product: Using Workplace Design to Create a Transformative Experience

by Brian Taylor “Signal & Noise” is a bimonthly column by Brian Taylor, AuD   “The handshake of the host affects the taste of the roast” –Benjamin Franklin   Query any hearing healthcare provider and she is likely to say she practices patient centered care1. The concept of patient centered care is a broad one,…

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