Category: Wellness & Preventive Reminders


Category: Wellness & Preventive Reminders

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.… Read more

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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.… Read more

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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.… Read more

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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.… Read more

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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.… Read more

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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.… Read more

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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.… Read more

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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.… Read more

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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.… Read more

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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.… Read more

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