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.
It’s almost the end of January – how are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? According to this article on the 11 Most Popular New Year’s Resolutions, more than 130 million Americans make a New Year’s resolution, but by the end of January, more than 40 percent have given up.… Read more
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, which is a great opportunity to help your patients learn more about this serious disease that is the second leading cause of blindness in the United States. Unfortunately, half the people who have glaucoma don’t know it, which is why education and screening are so important.… Read more
2018 Industry Trend: Personalizing the Patient Experience
In our highly digitized and data-driven world, today’s consumers have come to expect companies to know them, offer products based on previous purchases, anticipate needs based on interactions with the company and tailor messages specifically designed for them. Not surprisingly, patients (who are also consumers) have come to expect this same level of personalization from their healthcare providers.… Read more
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
There’s no doubt we live busy lives. Access to technology fueled by smartphone ownership provides unprecedented opportunity for connection. Because of this, healthcare providers and health delivery systems have the opportunity to be connected beyond the bounds of the clinical setting in ways that would have been futuristic only a few years ago. … Read more