Patient Engagement

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

How Telehealth Experience Will Soon Determine Patient Satisfaction

Silver-Linings Without a doubt, one of my favorite silver-linings of the COVID-19 pandemic was definitely drive-thru Mexican food. I kid you not – during the thick of the pandemic last year, the local Mexican restaurant in town offered drive-thru service, 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

How to Foster Trust When Patients are Over-informed, Confused, and Distrustful

Information Bankruptcy COVID-19 has become like a sort-of “red-headed stepchild” we’re all now bound to as a result of a begrudging and undesired union. (No offense if you actually are a red-headed stepchild, but you get my point… hopefully). Whether 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