5 ways social listening increases your social ROI

Return on investment (ROI) is a common phrase associated with the outcome of financial decisions, but in the realm of digital marketing, your business investment is people. In fact, a study by Nielsen demonstrated that 93% of consumer purchasing decisions are influenced by social media. It makes sense. Most people trust their peers by word-of-mouth. That means you need to find a way to measure the social activity of your clients and prospects, then apply it to your bottom line. Social listening

How some law schools are teaching smart contracts to students

By now, the fact that contracts can be created by artificial intelligence and agreements executed through automation has already had significant implications for the practice and business of law. But while disruptive technology may not necessarily call for pioneering jurisprudence, it often requires legal education to adapt their curricula. Many law schools across the country are therefore finding ways to discuss smart contracts in the context of traditional legal analysis.

A Quick Guide to Protecting Your Invention with a Provisional Patent Application

You’ve always been a dreamer, a thinker, and a creator who adds to the world. Yet, we live in a place where light-fingered opportunists “borrow” ideas all the time, and you can’t afford to have yours taken away for free. It just so happens your fears are very grounded. If you are unaware of your invention, how can you know when you are giving it away? In fact, research shows that 50% of all inventions occur by accident. It comes as no surprise that many people may be confused as to how to move

A Quick Guide to Understanding MACRA

The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) scores were the first regulations implemented that involved patient experience. HCAHPS surveys ultimately determined the benefits received by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS). Low-scoring hospitals were penalized and found they needed to enhance patient outreach to receive positive outcomes. MACRA is now the next step in converting the industry to a patient-centric focus.

How a Patient Engagement Solution Can Maximize Reimbursement

The landscape of healthcare slowly began to shift to patient-centric workflows with the introduction of payment systems that were focused on quality over quantity. Prior to that, clinicians had to maintain a certain pace to ensure proper reimbursements. Although 75% of orthopedic surgeons surveyed stated they had satisfactory communication with their patients, only 21% of their patients agreed. Clearly, there is a disconnect and when patient engagement is counting toward reimbursement, it is critical clinicians work toward easier channels of communication.

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What is a Mortgage? When you've decided on buying a home, the first thing you will have to look into is the process of your mortgage. Simply put, a mortgage is a loan that either a bank or a mortgage lender gives you, to help finance the purchase. The house itself is deemed collateral in exchange for the money you are borrowing to finance the mortgage. Agreeing to a mortgage is signing a legal contract. If the debt is not repaid, the lender has the right to take back the property, a process otherwise known as a foreclosure. The site is now defunct. It was for funding and loans for real estate. This is all the content for http://www.lendingmonk.com/learning-center

DOL Audit: A Proactive Approach to Preparing Group Health Plans

Labor laws are changing and businesses must change too.  Traditionally, the DOL’s Employee Benefits Security Administration’s (EBSA) main audit focus was on retirement plans, like 401(k). However, with passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in conjunction with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), and the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) there is an active increase in group health plan audits. Many small to mid-market employers assume they fly