Category: Wellness & Preventive Reminders


Category: Wellness & Preventive Reminders

West Corporation

Posted on March 27, 2015 by West Corporation 


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Pizza and Your Patients – Short Codes in Simpler Terms

When healthcare organizations are looking to implement a solution that will allow them to text their patients, the term “short code” is one that often arises.

In its simplest terms, a short code is much like a six-digit phone number. It’s used to route an incoming text from a patient to you or your text messaging vendor.…

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Posted on March 24, 2015 by West Corporation 


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Top Challenges for Medical Practices – Appointment Notifications

NOTE: The following is an excerpt from TeleVox’s report, “Top Challenges for Medical Practices: Results and Observations from the 2015 Practice Readiness Survey”, a survey of nearly 500 healthcare professionals and the common problems of practice management they anticipate to be most challenging in 2015. Download the full report
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West Corporation

Posted on March 20, 2015 by West Corporation 


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LDCT Screening Coverage – How Will You Spread the Word?

On February 5, 2015, CMS issued a national coverage determination (NCD) that expands Medicare coverage for lung cancer screening. Low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screenings are now covered once per year for Medicare beneficiaries who meet the following criteria:

  • They are age 55 to 77 years and are either current smokers or have quit smoking within the past 15 years.

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Posted on March 13, 2015 by West Corporation 


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Colorectal Cancer Screening: It’s the Right Choice [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that 51,000 people die from colorectal cancer each year? And that the majority of these deaths can be prevented by following the recommended screening schedule?

Many Americans do NOT know these important facts, and they’re among the many messages being communicated during National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month this March.…

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West Corporation

Posted on March 3, 2015 by West Corporation 


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Sleepless in America: The Hazards of Being Tired [INFOGRAPHIC]

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. It’s National Sleep Awareness Week, so there’s no better time to stop and remember why proper rest is so important to our health. It impacts our diet. It impacts our risk of stroke. And guys, it even impacts our testosterone levels. Scary stuff. Check out the infographic for more interesting facts on our need for sleep!…

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West Corporation

Posted on February 26, 2015 by West Corporation 


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Making It Personal: Surprisingly Similar Regional Perspectives on Provider Communication

NOTE: The following post includes data from TeleVox’s Healthy World report, “Technology Beyond the Exam Room”, which discusses issues to consider when incorporating high-tech engagement into treatment plans bupropion hcl. Download it HERE!

Though the United States is one of the world’s most diverse nations in terms of regional cultures and lifestyles based on geographic locations, sometimes we’re not so different.…

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Posted on February 24, 2015 by West Corporation 


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Top Challenges for Dental and Orthodontic Practices – Communication and Operations

NOTE: The following is an excerpt from TeleVox’s report, “Top Challenges for Dental and Orthodontic Practices: Results and Observations from the 2015 Practice Readiness Survey”, a survey of nearly 500 dental and orthodontics professionals and their common problems of practice management they anticipate to be most challenging in 2015. Download the full report
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Posted on February 20, 2015 by West Corporation 


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Top Challenges for Dental and Orthodontic Practices – Building Patient Loyalty

NOTE: The following is an excerpt from TeleVox’s report, “Top Challenges for Dental and Orthodontic Practices: Results and Observations from the 2015 Practice Readiness Survey”, a survey of nearly 500 dental and orthodontics professionals and their common problems of practice management they anticipate to be most challenging in 2015. Download the full report
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West Corporation

Posted on February 17, 2015 by West Corporation 


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New Evidence Magnifies Need for Smoking Cessation Campaigns

A report published in the February 12, 2015 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine shares disturbing information on the impact of smoking in the U.S. In short, we’ve underestimated it.

While the U.S. Surgeon General has estimated that 480,000 Americans die of smoking-related causes each year, new research from the American Cancer Society suggests the total is closer to 540,000 – or approximately 13% higher than the Surgeon General’s original estimate.…

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West Corporation

Posted on February 9, 2015 by West Corporation 


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7 Salty Sodium Myths Busted [INFOGRAPHIC]

Do your patients know how their sodium intake impacts their heart health?

February is American Heart Month, and there’s no better time to share valuable information on how healthy eating supports ongoing heart health. The American Heart Association has compiled an infographic to clear up common misunderstandings around the benefits and dangers of sodium in our diets, including a comparison of salts, the most common sodium sources and the relationship between sodium and blood pressure.…

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