Compassion in Healthcare

Opportunity

Patient Loyalty: The Service Recovery Paradox

Negative survey scores and unfavorable patient feedback present an opportunity that cannot be found in any other circumstance.  When talking about the opportunity represented by negative survey scores and unfavorable patient feedback, a common response I often hear is, “What Read More

7 Strategies for Improving Nursing Engagement

Research clearly shows nursing engagement is a key factor in increasing medical quality, reducing medical errors, preventing complications, and the leading indicator of mortality variation. “[T]the most serious indicator of medical quality is the rate of patient deaths across hospitals. Read More

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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