Author: Jerry Stone

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Patients Typically Start With Google Reviews Before Choosing a Healthcare Provider

Social Proof Last week we began discussing the topic of your healthcare facility’s Google reviews and how to leverage your satisfied patients to improve your online reputation. Google really has become our one-stop-shop for basically all information these days: directions Read More

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How to De-Escalate Encounters with Frustrated, Angry, Emotionally Charged Patients

Emotionally-Charged Patients Many healthcare facilities are making the shift from fee-for-service care to value-based care, optimizing the utilization of a team of medical professionals to care for patients, and inevitably increasing the potential for interpersonal conflict. Last week we discussed Read More

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Advanced Practice Providers: How to Make Patients Feel Cared for and Comfortable

Last week we began looking at APPs (advanced practice providers) as valuable members of a patient’s healthcare team, especially in today’s current shift from fee-for-service healthcare, to value-based healthcare. I quoted MEDI Leadership’s Kathy Gibala, and I think it’s worth Read More

How the Patient-provider Encounter Drives Patient Satisfaction

Understanding Physicians in Order to Boost Patient Satisfaction A-Day-in-the-Life: We previously discussed the importance of your key players (physicians) in creating a culture within your healthcare facility that leads to improved patient satisfaction. There’s no doubt about it – patients’ Read More