Category: Wellness & Preventive Reminders


Category: Wellness & Preventive Reminders

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?…

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West Corporation

Posted on September 13, 2018 by West Corporation 


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Helping Patients Control Their Cholesterol through Education

September is National Cholesterol Education Month, which is a great time to help patients take charge of their heart health. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 102 million American adults (20 years or older) have elevated cholesterol levels of 200 mg/dL, which is above healthy levels. Worse, more than 35 million of these adults have levels of 240 mg/dL or higher – putting them at risk for heart disease.…

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West Corporation

Posted on August 29, 2018 by West Corporation 


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Helping Patients Lead A Healthy Lifestyle

Effective patient communication is essential for delivering quality care and increasing patient engagement. Fifty-one percent of patients say they want more communication from their healthcare provider between visits. One way to do that is through preventive health education. While it’s important to encourage patients to schedule preventive screenings and checkups, it’s also crucial to educate patients on how they can improve their overall health and wellness between visits.…

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West Corporation

Posted on August 21, 2018 by West Corporation 


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Immunization Reminders & Recalls that Work

Healthcare plans and providers know the importance of immunizations for both individuals and the overall population, and thus continuously work to keep the patients in their care up to date on their vaccinations. With August being National Immunization Awareness Month, now is the perfect time to remind parents about their children’s vaccines.…

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West Corporation

Posted on August 9, 2018 by West Corporation 


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Texting Patients Goes Beyond Appointment Reminders

When healthcare providers want to remind patients about upcoming appointments, they often rely on text messages to communicate. Texting is generally a good way to connect with patients because it is convenient for providers, and text messages are well-received by patients. But texting shouldn’t be reserved for just appointment reminders. There are numerous opportunities for providers to use text messaging to communicate with patients.…

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West Corporation

Posted on August 2, 2018 by West Corporation 


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5 Reasons Patients Need to Make Their Vision a Priority – National Eye Exam Month

Physicians know that healthy vision starts with regular eye exams. That’s why National Eye Exam Month is a great opportunity to promote preventive healthcare. Help patients see the world more clearly by teaching them how vision correction and healthy eyes lead to better learning, more productivity and healthier lifestyles. Here’s how.…

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West Corporation

Posted on July 31, 2018 by West Corporation 


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5 Essential Ingredients of Patient Outreach Programs

 

According to a study by West, 66 percent of patients with chronic conditions say they don’t get personalized information from their provider and instead only receive general information.¹ But supporting patients with information that is tailored to their specific needs and conditions enables healthcare teams to positively impact health outcomes.…

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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 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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