Relationships

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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

10 Steps to Maximizing Patient Loyalty and Effecting Positive Change within a Physician Group Practice

How to Effectively Use Real-time Patient Feedback to Effect Positive Change within a Physician Group Practice Since 1995 I have had the privilege of working with physician practices to help improve the patient experience. Between 1995 and now many things 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