Customer Service

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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

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Turn Patient Dissatisfaction Into Trust and Assurance

Turning Dissatisfaction Into Trust & Assurance Last week we unpacked the unique opportunity of strengthening the patient-provider relationship by monitoring feedback consistently and responding quickly. In his blog, “Service Recovery: Turn Unhappy Customers Into Loyal Fans,” author Harsh Vardhan writes, Read More

Has COVID-19 Impacted Your Bedside Manner?

Thinking Thursdays TIPs Improving Bedside Manner Despite COVID-19 Limitations Practice Makes Better There’s a ton of research out there regarding the benefits of good bedside manner including reducing the risk of litigation, influencing a patient’s health for the better, and 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

Get Exceptional Service Recovery with Compassion and Action

Following-up with patients is not only critical to compliance and outcomes, it is a key factor in building stronger, healthier patient relationships. When patients provide feedback indicating their expectations were not met, a quick follow-up phone call will increase the Read More