Category: Text Messaging


Category: Text Messaging

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West Corporation

Posted on November 5, 2019 by West Corporation 


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5 Reasons to Fix the Financial Experience for Patients

Healthcare providers and organizations are stepping up their game and continuing to find ways to enhance patients’ healthcare experiences. But as they work to deliver better clinical care, upgrade facilities and deliver more of what they believe patients want, one thing that is sometimes overlooked is the financial side of healthcare experiences.… Read more

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West Corporation

Posted on September 3, 2019 by West Corporation 


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3 Opportunities You Miss by Not Using Health Monitoring Surveys

In recent posts, we’ve discussed the need for healthcare teams to update their communication strategies to connect with patients in new ways. One type of communication we recommend adopting is health monitoring surveys (check out our infographic at the end of this post). These surveys give healthcare teams a way to capture health data in real-time to learn what is happening with patients between appointments.… Read more

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West Corporation

Posted on July 23, 2019 by West Corporation 


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Helping Patients Reach Health Goals with Text Messages

Patient expectations for positive healthcare experiences continue to rise thanks to the streamlined experiences they have as consumers with other industries. Other industries prioritize convenient communication along the customer journey so that interactions are meaningful, convenient and informative. For healthcare organizations, this means that they can no longer leave all responsibility for creating positive experiences through between-visit communication with the patient.… Read more

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West Corporation

Posted on January 30, 2019 by West Corporation 


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The Top A/R Challenges to Avoid in 2019

There’s no doubt that patient medical billing is vital to revenue cycle management in the healthcare industry. Though most healthcare organizations can agree that patient billing and payment are critical to their financial success, there are major hurdles to engage and activate patients to pay their balances. Want to have a positive impact on your organization’s revenue cycle?… Read more

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West Corporation

Posted on December 19, 2018 by West Corporation 


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4 Reasons Healthcare Providers Should Be Texting Their Patients

The Pew Research Center reports that 95 percent of Americans own a cell phone. These devices—and the fact that Americans are very connected to them—make healthcare patients more accessible than ever. The average adult in the U.S. checks his phone 47 times per day, and millennials have reported checking their phones an average of 86 times per day.… Read more

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West Corporation

Posted on November 20, 2018 by West Corporation 


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Five Ways Automated Communications Can Help Manage Diabetes

Technology is changing the way providers help patients manage diabetes. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 100 million U.S. adults have diabetes. There’s no doubt that it’s one of the most difficult and expensive chronic conditions to treat, especially since so much of the management happens outside of a doctor’s office.… Read more

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West Corporation

Posted on October 17, 2018 by West Corporation 


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Expanding Texting’s Role in Patient-Provider Communications

In a recent West survey, healthcare providers rated text messages as the second most effective way to communicate with patients. Live phone calls were the only type of communication ranked ahead of texting. The survey also revealed that 72 percent of healthcare providers are routinely or occasionally using text messages to communicate with patients.… Read more

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West Corporation

Posted on October 16, 2018 by West Corporation 


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Patient-Provider Communications: What Patients Want vs. What Providers Deliver

Fun fact: 88 percent of patients want healthcare providers to communicate with them by texting outside of in-person appointments. And yet, more than half of patients (51%) say their providers either do not use text messages to communicate, or they do a fair or poor job of offering this type of communication.… Read more

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West Corporation

Posted on October 4, 2018 by West Corporation 


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How Your Practice Can Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Focus on Preventive Care

With everything going pink this month, providers have an excellent opportunity to help women become more proactive in the fight against breast cancer. The CDC reports that it’s the most common cancer in women, regardless of race or ethnicity, so there is plenty cause for concern. And according to West’s 5 Reasons Patients Skip Preventive Care, nearly 1 in 4 patients don’t know when they are due for a screening.… Read more

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West Corporation

Posted on September 18, 2018 by West Corporation 


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Men’s Health – Using Prostate Awareness Month to Encourage Prevention

Every 3 minutes a man will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. According to a survey conducted by the Cleveland Clinic, 53% of men said their health isn’t something they like to discuss. In the same study, 48% turn to their spouse or significant other to discuss a health issue. So what can providers do to encourage men to take an active role in their health?… Read more

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