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Patient Experience Improves Financial Performance

At least a few hospital administrators have quietly questioned how patient experience connects with financial performance. Skeptics say that experience is, at best it’s a “nice to have.” But for many executive leaders, the acid business test of a hospital facility is service line profitability. Part of the answer, of course, is where patent-reported experience […]

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10 Big Ideas to Move Patient Experience From Good to Great

Healthcare delivery in the United States continues to transform itself from provider-centric care to a patient-centered environment with a key goal of excellence in patient experience. Medical offices and hospitals have made significant inroads in recognizing the vital importance of “the customer.” They recognize the benefits of delivering a positive patient experience, but making breakthrough progress—and […]

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15 Best Practice Reasons Professionals Care About Patient Satisfaction

Measuring patient satisfaction by Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey scores is a topic of considerable discussion. But now that patient satisfaction scores have become the “universal yardstick” for determining 30 percent of the federal financial incentive program, HCAHPS and patient satisfaction scores have serious financial weight with hospitals.

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Medicare Star Ratings: Consumers Ignore But Industry Debates

Healthcare reform and a shift to pay-for-performance are certain for 2013, but the substance and impact of this shift is still under discussion.

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Studies: Patient Experience Drives Selection, Adherence, Compliance, Outcomes

Respected studies document patient experience and satisfaction as important, sometimes primary, factors in the healthcare delivery continuum.

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Lee Aase

How Mayo Clinic Uses Video Tours to Improve Patient Experience

We recently interviewed Lee Aase, Director of Mayo Clinic’s Center for Social Media, about several ways video can be applied to improve patient experience. Because 25% of Mayo’s patients travel to their clinics, Lee and his team put together video tours to give patients who travel a sense of what to expect before they arrive. […]

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Brooke Billingsley

What Happens When a Patient Experience Researcher Becomes the Patient?

What happens when a patient experience expert becomes the patient herself? We recently interviewed Brooke Billingsley, CEO of Perception Strategies, to find out. Not only is Brooke a respected   researcher, she is also currently undergoing treatment for Stage II breast cancer. During her interview she gives her perspective of the state of patient experience in […]

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Patient Experience Matters More Now Than Ever

When consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) conducted a national survey of over 6,000 US consumers in major industry sectors in the summer of 2012, they found several key differences between consumers’ attitudes and experiences in healthcare and other industries.

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PwC Finds Patient Experience is the Number One Factor for Choosing a Doctor or Hospital

In the healthcare industry, patient experience and patient satisfaction are more important than ever before.

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Is Your Online Reputation as Good as You Think It Is?

Your 11-page (and growing) Curriculum Vitae (CV) represents years of hard work. As a doctor, you prize and protect what colleagues and co-workers think about your professional persona.

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