Compassion in Healthcare

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It Pays to be Hospitable: in Healthcare and in Life

Creating a culture of service excellence that goes beyond ‘good customer service’ is all about being hospitable. Having spent my entire professional life in two service industries; the airlines and healthcare, using ‘hospitable’ to describe a customer-centered, service-oriented culture is Read More

Identify Loyal Patients and Increase 5-Star Online Reviews with M3-Advocate®

Like it or not, in today’s digital world physician practices must focus their attention and efforts toward online marketing to attract new patients. According to research, 75% of patients have searched online to find a healthcare provider. Of those patients 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

Easy Ways to Navigate Awkward Financial Conversations With Your Patients

Patient Collections Overhaul Last month we discussed the growing rate of financial stress among most patients in our blog post, “What to Expect From Your Patients in 2021: Financial Stress.” Feel free to give it a quick read if you Read More

What To Expect From Your Patients in 2021: Over-informed, Confused, and Distrustful

Last week we began our expectations for 2021 by initially characterizing the new kind of patient directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In case you missed it, feel free to catch up here. In a nutshell: the rising rates of Read More