Category: Outreach Opportunities


Category: Outreach Opportunities

Information related to patient outreach

West Corporation

Posted on December 12, 2017 by West Corporation 


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Preventive Care – Engaging with Patients About National Influenza Vaccination Week

This week marks National Influenza Vaccination Week, which highlights the importance of the influenza vaccine. As the shift to value-based healthcare becomes more apparent practices are putting a more significant focus on preventing and managing chronic disease. By embracing preventive care, they can improve health outcomes for patients and boost revenue.

The problem is that patients are not seeking preventive care.…

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West Corporation

Posted on December 7, 2017 by West Corporation 


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Supporting Chronic Patients When and Where They Want

Chronic disease management is complicated—and it’s clear that patients need to have a better understanding of how to manage their chronic condition. According to a recent West report, at least 70 percent of patients with a chronic condition would like more resources or clarity on how to manage their disease. Additionally, 91 percent of chronic patients say they need help managing their disease, and one in five patients feel they need 24-hour disease management assistance.…

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West Corporation

Posted on November 4, 2017 by West Corporation 


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No-Shave November: Raising Awareness about Men’s Health

 

Now that it’s November, you may begin seeing more men growing beards and moustaches. What you may not know is that it’s all for a good cause: raising awareness about men’s health. One startling fact for men: in the U.S., men die an average of five years earlier than women.¹

Why do men die earlier?…

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West Corporation

Posted on October 27, 2017 by West Corporation 


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Infographic – Communication Encourages Routine Care

Research shows that up to 50% of patients are not receiving recommended care for certain conditions. Personalized communication encourages patients to be active participants in their care, helping schedule screenings and preventive exams, sharing important health tips and communicating other essential wellness-related information. Read the full report on Technology-Enabled Communications: The Key to Connected Healthcare.…

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West Corporation

Posted on October 25, 2017 by West Corporation 


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Educating Your Patients About New Breast Cancer Gene Mutations

with breast cancer. This is important research because the BRCA1 and BRCA2 risk mutations, which are present in less than 1% of women, only account for a fraction of all inherited breast cancers. Past studies and evidence indicated that about 10% of breast cancer was hereditary, but the discovery of these new mutations may prove that estimate is low.…

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West Corporation

Posted on October 20, 2017 by West Corporation 


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Promoting National Dental Hygiene Month to Your Patients

For both dentists and orthodontists, it can be challenging to ensure that patients practice good dental ygiene on a daily basis. That’s why National Dental Hygiene Month is a great time to do that. Start conversations about the Daily 4: 1) brushing, 2) flossing, 3) rinsing, and 4) chewing. Encourage patients to incorporate these four components of proper oral health maintenance into their daily routine.…

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West Corporation

Posted on September 21, 2017 by West Corporation 


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Flu Shot Fears: Five Common Patient Misconceptions and How to Correct Them

During last year’s flu season, fewer than half of Americans (40 percent) received the flu vaccine,1 resulting in 25 million illnesses, 310,000 hospitalizations and 12,000 deaths.2 Despite the risk of becoming seriously ill from a respiratory illness—and recommendations from the CDC and physicians to get immunized—the majority of Americans still opt out.…

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West Corporation

Posted on January 16, 2017 by West Corporation 


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Reducing Readmissions Through Engagement Strategies

Various estimates put the annual cost of hospital readmissions in the tens of billions of dollars.  Many of the readmissions that occur in the U.S. each year are avoidable, and hospitals have been taking steps in recent years to reduce readmissions whenever possible. Unfortunately, a lot of unnecessary financial burden still exists as a result of preventable readmissions.…

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West Corporation

Posted on November 16, 2016 by West Corporation 


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Transitional Care: Bridging the Gap Between Treatment and Recovery

Managing a patient’s transition from health facility to home can have great benefits for all.  CMS provides reimbursement incentives.  Patients get better.  Patient satisfaction levels soar. The cost of care decreases.  Patients have a better and healthier life.

Transitional Care:  Promise vs Reality

The reality of what happens when patients are discharged can be a nightmare for caregivers.  …

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West Corporation

Posted on August 3, 2016 by West Corporation 


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August is Immunization Awareness Month

Many practices who offer or support immunization services can take advantage of the momentum generated with this national observance to encourage patients of all ages to stay up-to-date on the vaccinations recommended for them.

The good news is the National Public Health Information Coalition has made it easy for you! Go to https://www.nphic.org/niam to download some free resources that will educate and motivate your patients including:

  • Vaccine information by age
  • Sample news releases, articles & social media posts
  • Links to web resources from the CDC
  • Logos, web banners, posters and graphics

All free of charge!…

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