M3-Patient Experience

How Electronic Health Records Help to Engage Patients and Reduce Errors

Bridging the Gap: The first time I met with my son’s neurodevelopmental disabilities physician, I thought she was a bit rude. She would ask a question regarding my son and then incessantly type away at her computer as I answered, 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

Research Shows You Can Improve Patient Satisfaction With Just One Endeavor

Improving Patient Satisfaction Through Employee Engagement If Mama Ain’t Happy Here in Tennessee, we have a saying: “If mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” Let’s turn a blind eye towards the horrendous grammar, and focus on the point of the 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

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