Category: Patient Communication


Category: Patient Communication

Information related to patient communication

West Corporation

Posted on July 12, 2018 by West Corporation 


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The Growing Demand for Patient Text Communications

According to a 2018 West survey, twice as many patients want to receive text messages from healthcare providers today than did in 2011. Despite the widespread preference for text, however, West found that providers are not meeting patients’ expectations when it comes to texting. In a guest column recently published on HealthITOutcomes.com, Allison Hart, VP of Marketing Communications for West, discusses these and several other findings concerning the growing demand for patient text communications.…

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West Corporation

Posted on July 9, 2018 by West Corporation 


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How to Reduce Bounce Rates

One metric many website owners don’t know affects SEO is bounce rate: the percentage of visitors coming to a website who quickly leave without clicking around. Simply put, bounce rate is the percentage of single-page visits in which people have left the site from the entrance page without interacting with that page – often leaving the site after only a few seconds.…

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West Corporation

Posted on July 5, 2018 by West Corporation 


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Inclement Weather Ahead – Is Your Practice Ready?

Is your practice prepared for the unexpected? During the summer and winter seasons, the chances that your practice may have to close unexpectedly due to weather increase. Since the weather during these times of the year can be so unpredictable, you may not have a lot of time to notify patients if you need to close your office suddenly.…

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West Corporation

Posted on July 2, 2018 by West Corporation 


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Promoting Fireworks Safety for the Upcoming Holiday

As we approach the Fourth of July celebration, we think of barbecues, parades and fireworks. Along with family gatherings, this is about the time we see thousands of injuries and trips to the local emergency room related to fireworks. In 2016, the Consumer Products Safety Commission reported 11,000 fireworks-related injuries and four deaths, and more fires are reported during July 4th than any other holiday.…

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West Corporation

Posted on June 22, 2018 by West Corporation 


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Preventing Common Summer Injuries

Summer is a great time to head outdoors and enjoy the sunshine. Unfortunately, it’s also a season for increased injuries and ER visits. According to the National Safety Council, three people die and 847 people are injured from preventable injuries every 10 minutes. That’s about the amount of time it takes to walk your dog or sweep your front porch.…

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West Corporation

Posted on June 20, 2018 by West Corporation 


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Encouraging Patients to Get Outside During Great Outdoors Month

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans spend on average 93% of their life indoors. Summer is the perfect time to encourage patients to get outside and get moving. As part of Great Outdoors Month, there’s no better time to promote a healthier lifestyle by educating patients on why they need to ditch the couch and head outdoors to reduce anxiety, improve blood pressure and improve physical health. Whether camping, fishing, rock climbing, or simply hanging out in the neighborhood park, nature offers each of us plenty of ways to get active, explore and strengthen our bonds with friends and family.…

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West Corporation

Posted on June 14, 2018 by West Corporation 


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Engaging Male Patients with Preventive Care During Men’s Health Week

National Men’s Health Week is this week, leading up to Father’s Day on Sunday. It’s a great time to remind men to take the necessary steps to be healthier and that they don’t have to do it alone. Keeping patients engaged is critical to their overall health, and utilizing key events can help promote awareness and preventive care.…

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West Corporation

Posted on May 31, 2018 by West Corporation 


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Driving Revenue with Preventive Care Opportunities

A common challenge for today’s healthcare providers is finding ways to increase revenue in order to maintain the financial well-being of their practice. While increasing the number of routine and preventive care appointments to drive revenue seems like a no brainer, the reality is that Americans are currently using routine care at only half the recommended rate, which means that providers are missing out on potential preventive care revenue.…

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West Corporation

Posted on May 24, 2018 by West Corporation 


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ENGAGING WITH PATIENTS BY PROVIDING HEAT SAFETY TIPS THIS HOLIDAY

As we approach Memorial Day Weekend, it’s a great time to educate patients about the importance of heat safety, whether it’s during work or play. Seasonal wellness and prevention campaigns are a great way to increase patient engagement and improve patient communication. Whether you have a small practice or are part of a larger healthcare system, there are many tactics you can use to empower patients to take a more active role in their health.…

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West Corporation

Posted on May 21, 2018 by West Corporation 


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How to Educate Patients about National Stroke Awareness Month Using Infographics

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.…

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