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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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10 Practical Tips To Enhance a Patient’s Experience With Your Practice

Editor’s Note: The real-world, doctor-to-doctor ideas that Dr. Baum presents in this article are based on his 30 years of experience as a practicing urologist. These practical patient experience concepts are useful and appropriate to most other professional disciplines and healthcare provider practices. All of us want our patients to have a positive experience with […]

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Patient Experience Spotlight: The $1 Billion Hospital Pay-for-Performance Incentive

The changes in our healthcare system that link Medicare payments to Pay-for-Performance and patient satisfaction are constantly top-of-mind with hospital administrators and providers. With about $1 billion in payments on the table, it’s an industry preoccupation. But awareness by consumers/patients is growing also. Newspapers and publications throughout the nation have carried many items, and the Wall […]

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How Excellent Physicians Break the Ice for Better Patient-Centered Care

STUDY: Researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine published findings about effective and efficient methods that excellent physicians use to get to know patients as individuals, and improve patient-centered care.

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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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Don’t Let Your Technology Get in the Way of Patient Satisfaction

“I just hate it,” the elderly patient complained to us about her GP. “He comes in the [exam] room and goes straight to that computer without even looking at me.” (This is a true story, by the way.) “The doctor is friendly enough, I suppose, but it’s like I’m playing second fiddle to the computer […]

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Patient Experience Imperative and a Sustainable Competitive Advantage

There’s a trend among consumers that one highly respected research firm calls “the age of the consumer. A focus on the customer matters more than any other strategic imperative,” advises Forrester Research. “Customer experience translates into real business value, and customer-centricity is your best bet for sustainable competitive advantage.”

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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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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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