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Anna Mueller, MS

Anna Mueller is Transonic Marketing's resident jack-of-all-trades combining her Masters in Biomedical Engineering, Inbound Marketing Certificate and love of technology to manage everything from technical manuals to social media.

Recent Posts

Transonic Announces Release of Reusable Charbel Micro-Flowprobes®

Posted by Anna Mueller, MS on Jul 19, 2018 9:15:00 AM

Intracranial and extracranial flowprobes designed to reduce risk of intraoperative and postoperative stroke, reduce time in operating room.

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Our CABG Patency Assessment Program Improves Outcomes

Posted by Anna Mueller, MS on Apr 17, 2018 7:55:00 AM

The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) established in the Affordable Care Act has further focused hospital efforts to improve quality and patient outcomes.

In a Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) report to Congress, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery was ranked as having the highest potentially preventable readmission rate. Volume flow measurement provides an objective, intraoperative assessment of the quality and patency of grafts and could help prevent costly re-operations and readmissions.

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Topics: CABG Surgery, Outcomes

Patient Prejudice Against Doctors: What's Behind It?

Posted by Anna Mueller, MS on Dec 18, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Nearly 60 percent of doctors report they experience bias from patients in the form of offensive remarks about race, gender, ethnicity and age, according to a survey from Medscape.

Have you ever experienced or heard of a colleague experiencing the following?

  • A patient request for a doctor of a different race, despite the physician attending to him or her being the most qualified for the procedure the patient needs
  • A prejudiced remark from a patient that an attending hears but does not address?

Anecdotes like these are plenty, but why do they occur and do they affect patient care?

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How Patients Choose Physicians

Posted by Anna Mueller, MS on Dec 11, 2017 8:00:00 AM

How do patients choose a physician or surgeon? That seems to be the million-dollar question for many physician practices and hospitals, and according to whom you ask, the answer is usually different.

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Common Causes of Medical Malpractice Suits Against Surgical Residents

Posted by Anna Mueller, MS on Nov 13, 2017 8:15:00 AM

Patients file medical malpractice lawsuits against physicians for several reasons: failure to diagnose a condition, injury during treatment, failure to treat a condition, poor documentation and medical errors.

A recent study published in JAMA Surgery found surgical and junior residents are particularly vulnerable to these lawsuit filings. During a 10-year period, 87 malpractice cases involving surgical trainees were identified by Westlaw, an online legal research database containing legal records from across the United States

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Topics: malpractice

7 Ways Physicians can Retain Patients

Posted by Anna Mueller, MS on Oct 23, 2017 7:30:00 AM

Every new patient that walks through the door is a win for your practice — but that may be the easiest part. Retaining patients is all about providing strong customer service. So often, physicians skip over this important aspect of business in the name of good medicine or even getting paid. But when you do, your patients are more likely to go online and Google another physician. Below are seven tips for securing patients for the long-term, and possibly attracting some new ones along the way.

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How to Deal with an Upset Patient

Posted by Anna Mueller, MS on Sep 25, 2017 8:00:00 AM

As a physician, you strive to provide the best care for your patients. So you may feel a bit unsettled — even hurt — when a patient you’ve cared for takes his or her frustrations out on you or your staff.

Everyone gets upset now and then. But add in the stress of dealing with a medical issue, and it can be easier for patients to take their frustrations out on their providers.

Thankfully, there are ways to spot a patient’s fear or anger early on and help diffuse it. Here’s how to deal with an upset patient.

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Technology in Medicine: 5 Stats for Doctors and Patients

Posted by Anna Mueller, MS on Dec 7, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Thanks to technological advances like the internet and smartphones, patients and doctors have a seemingly endless stream of information at their fingertips. Patients no longer have to wait for a doctor’s phone call to get test results and can view all their information from anywhere in the world.

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3 Interesting Facts About How Patients Review Doctors

Posted by Anna Mueller, MS on Oct 19, 2016 6:30:00 AM

Thanks to rising deductibles and premiums, potential patients are starting to take a more active role in choosing their healthcare providers. And like any other major purchase, research is finding that most consumers are turning to reviews to help them pick the right doctor or hospital.

Here are some interesting facts about how patients review doctors.

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Topics: Hospital Administration

Technology Trends Impacting Cardiothoracic Surgery You Need to Know

Posted by Anna Mueller, MS on Aug 15, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Cardiothoracic surgery, Twitter chats and website design may not seem like the perfect combination, but when it comes to accessing the latest journal articles, connecting with patients and expanding your practice, they can be invaluable.

At the 2016 STS Annual Meeting, a panel of cardiothoracic experts shared how these and other internet technology trends are impacting cardiothoracic surgery.

Here are three technology trends impacting cardiothoracic surgery you need to know:

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Topics: Cardiothoracic, CABG Surgery