May is National Stroke Awareness month and a great time to educate patients about the importance of preventive care by using infographics on your website and social accounts. You could just tell patients that strokes kill about 140,000 Americans each year or that someone dies of a stroke every 4 minutes, but why not give them an eye-opening visual that’s easier for them to digest? Here are four ways you can use infographics to teach patients how to recognize stroke symptoms and ways to help prevent strokes.… Read more
With the ever-growing popularity of YouTube, Pinterest and video on Facebook, more and more people are preferring illustrated information like infographics over the written word. Infographics allow patients to digest complex information faster and more easily. In fact, 1/3 of your brain is involved in visual processing.¹ Here are six reasons why it’s a good idea to include infographics within the content of your website and social media accounts to help educate patients.… Read more
Healthcare teams play a crucial role in helping their chronic patients stay well. To deliver the ongoing support these patients need and improve the quality of care provided to them, providers are using automated notifications in innovative ways. Maintaining ongoing communication leads patients to be engaged in their care, enabling providers to influence their patients to adopt healthier lifestyles and stay active in their ongoing care.… Read more
February is American Heart Month, which is a great opportunity to focus on raising awareness of the risk of heart disease, educating patients about their risk and encouraging them to make their heart health a priority. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women.… Read more
January is National Blood Donor Month and right now there is an urgent need for donors of all blood types to offset a serious shortage. According to the American Red Cross, there were 28,000 fewer donations than what was needed in November and December. Additionally, severe winter weather has forced more than 150 blood drives to cancel, resulting in 5,500 blood donations to go uncollected.… Read more
According the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), influenza activity in the U.S. remains low, however, there are things you can do to prepare your patients for the flu season including:
- Share informational flu handouts for those who have questions about vaccinations or those who refuse to have a flu shot. You can download a “Get the Facts” flyer here from the CDC.
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.… Read more
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.… Read more
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?… Read more
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.… Read more