Service Recovery

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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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

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Patients Typically Start With Google Reviews Before Choosing a Healthcare Provider

Social Proof Last week we began discussing the topic of your healthcare facility’s Google reviews and how to leverage your satisfied patients to improve your online reputation. Google really has become our one-stop-shop for basically all information these days: directions Read More

Highly Satisfied Patients Are Your Advocates: Leveraging Google Reviews to Grow Your Practice

Online Reputation What did we do before the internet? Seriously. Just yesterday I learned how to replace a damaged spindle, I refilled several prescriptions, I ordered groceries, I researched the pharmacy’s hours of operation, and I shopped for a new Read More

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How to Increase Healthcare Revenue and Decrease Service Recovery Expenses

Patient Feedback: Ultimately Important There’s nothing more frustrating than having a bad experience with a large, seemingly monopolistic entity, knowing that any feedback you might provide is utterly worthless in improving customer treatment. Regardless of how many times you passionately 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

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