One week away from Thanksgiving Day, it's time to start talking menus.
Thankfully, a Thanksgiving meal doesn't mean we have to completely throw caution to wind with our food intake. In fact, a handful of menu substitutions can provide a healthier take on what will still be a delicious dinner (and a weekend's worth of leftovers, right??).
In observation of American Diabetes Month, here's an infographic from the CDC that educates us on the prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes in the United States and the costs associated with the disease. The infographic also shares insight on the differences between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and suggests some steps individuals can take to prevent and manage diabetes.
So you've just moved into a newly renovated office in a completely different city. It's in a great location, it has beautiful renovations, and it's got the extra space you need for your growing practice. There's just one small problem: Google. Moving locations can often be a death sentence for a business's local search rankings, but thankfully Google is getting better at dealing with businesses that change locations. If you play your cards right, this shouldn't have too much… Read the rest
The proof of patient demand for text messaging continues to pile up.
An article from The Washington Post shared recent Nielsen survey findings around how Americans use digital technology in their healthcare. Overall, the data shows that while many providers have been slow to adopt the technology for their patients, those same patients are craving those digital opportunities for interaction.
The Nielsen survey found that among patients ages 18-34, more than four in 10 want text reminders about… Read the rest
Last week marked another milestone for TeleVox and our clients' commitment to improving patient health through effective communication.
I'm excited to announce that we delivered eight million healthcare notifications in a single week for the first time in TeleVox history. Eight million! Those communications covered a wide spectrum of outreach opportunities through the patient care continuum, including:
Appointment-Related Notifications - Confirmations, pre-registrations, insurance verifications and all of the other communication necessary to make sure patients attend their scheduled… Read the rest
As November's American Diabetes Month programs kick off and draw attention to a disease that affects 30 million children and adults nationwide, a TeleVox study highlights the importance of provider-patient communication in diabetes treatment and prevention.
Download Discussing Diabetes: The Essential Conversation That Could Change the Health of the Nation for a closer look at how increased engagement outside of the exam room motivates diabetic patients to gain more control over their health. The report… Read the rest
The CDC recently released January-March 2015 data in support of ongoing research to track leisure-time aerobic activity among U.S. adults, estimating the percentage of adults who meet the 2008 federal guidelines for aerobic activity based on household interviews.
For January-March 2015, 47.4% of U.S. adults meet the guidelines.
According to the CDC, the 2008 federal guidelines recommend that "for substantial health benefits, adults perform at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity, or 75 minutes… Read the rest
The American Cancer Society recently changed its recommendation for annual mammograms for women, moving the starting age back to 45 from 40. They also recommend that women 55 and older only get a screening every other year, rather than the annual exam.
But despite the recommended scaling back of mammograms among these age groups, the challenge still remains among healthcare organizations of finding an effective way to promote these exams to women who need them. Organizations of all sizes… Read the rest
Social media success is all about posting the right content at the right time in the right place.
Sound like a mouthful? Thankfully, Microsoft has built this handy infographic to help you develop a plan for where you'll find your patients on social networks, your optimal times to connect with them through these networks and more.
In our recent webinar "Is Your Practice Digitally Fit?", we asked participants a couple of poll questions to get a feel for their current level of engagement and interaction with their practice's online marketing strategy.
One of those questions was "How often do you update your website?", and the results were eye-opening to say the least. 22% of respondents say they only update their site on a quarterly basis, while 28% (the highest volume of responses in the survey) say… Read the rest
The SEO and local business community is all abuzz this week after a recent change to Google's search engine results pages (SERPs) that has stripped listings of links, ratings and reviews from Google+, Google's social network. While there may be a few reasons behind this change, it's likely another step in a trend that's been developing for some time now - Google is diminishing its focus on Google+. So what does that mean for you and your business?Mixed
Is email dead? Not even close.
I've heard that notion tossed around in certain circles, but I can prove that idea to be wrong through two compelling statistics - figures that not only illustrate the viability of email as a patient communication channel, but also as a nearly-immediate channel.
Here we go.Stat #1: 57% of total email opens happen on a mobile device or tablet. hbspt.cta.load(464434,
October is here, and you may have already noticed all of the pink-themed events, promotions and even football uniforms designed to raise awareness around breast cancer. Breast cancer awareness efforts have earned a huge amount of attention in our society during recent years - a wonderful trend that should make it easier for you to discuss the topic with your patients.
Well, it's heartwarming from a marketing perspective anyway. Click HERE to read about outstanding blog results from About Faces and Braces (TeleVox client shout-out!). They worked with our SEO partner Wpromote to grow their blog from 12 visits per month to over 17,000. Wow!
A blog post titled "What To Eat After You Get Your Braces" was pulled into Google's Quick Answers box for the query "soft foods to eat with braces". What a great way… Read the rest
The CDC predicts that this year's flu vaccine will be a better match than last year's for circulating flu strains, making it an even more effective preventive step for Americans to take this flu season.
In most years, the flu vaccine reduces an individual's odds of getting the flu by 50-60%. Last year's vaccine was not quite as effective, as it did not account for the H3N2 strain. However, the CDC has accounted for that strain this flu season… Read the rest