Category: Wellness & Preventive Reminders


Category: Wellness & Preventive Reminders

West Corporation

Posted on September 15, 2014 by West Corporation 


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Flu Season Is Here [INFOGRAPHIC]

Flu season will be here soon, and this infographic from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services offers valuable introductory information for patients to protect themselves.

The infographic covers all of the basics, including who should receive the vaccine, which people might be at an elevated risk of flu complications, the two types of vaccines and more.…

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West Corporation

Posted on September 11, 2014 by West Corporation 


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HIPAA and Text Messaging

Is HIPAA text messaging compliant? It seems no one can answer this question, not even HHS. Why is this seemingly simple question about HIPAA text messaging so difficult to answer?

In order for the use of a specific technology to be “HIPAA compliant”, we must consider the two rules of HIPAA.…

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West Corporation

Posted on September 4, 2014 by West Corporation 


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Three Types of HIPAA Compliant Patient Communication

In 2012, an MGMA study reported that approximately 44 percent of healthcare practices were using notifications technology to automate appointment reminders. Yet, many providers have not used notifications beyond this because they are unsure what types of patient communications fall within the limits of HIPAA regulations. The good news is that, with a solid understanding of the rules, patient engagement is a pretty open field.…

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West Corporation

Posted on August 25, 2014 by West Corporation 


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Understanding Healthy Cholesterol Levels [INFOGRAPHIC]

September is National Cholesterol Education Month, and while we’re still several days away from the start of the month, it’s not too early to think about ways you can educate patients about their cholesterol.

Understanding cholesterol can be a tricky topic for patients, and the infographic below from Cardiac Solutions in Peoria, AZ offers an informative and highly-visual introduction to the subject.…

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West Corporation

Posted on August 18, 2014 by West Corporation 


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Looking Forward to Flu Season

OK, maybe that title’s a little misleading. This look forward is less of an “oooh, we’re so excited” and more of a “let’s be sure our practice is ready”.

We’ll cover this more in-depth in an upcoming Blog post, but for now there’s a big question you should be asking yourself – “How am I planning to communicate with patients about the importance of a flu vaccine?” Do you have the tools in place to reach out to every patient and educate them about the need for their flu vaccination?…

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West Corporation

Posted on August 14, 2014 by West Corporation 


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Smart Snacks in School [INFOGRAPHIC]

Kids across the country are headed back to school and leaving their summer daytime eating habits behind (for better or worse). Do you have insight or advice for parents to go along with the USDA nutrition standards for the foods sold in schools? Are there similar guidelines you might recommend for parents to help them make good choices in the after-school snack options they make available to their children?…

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West Corporation

Posted on August 11, 2014 by West Corporation 


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Heart Health: Do You Know Your ABCs?

Heart disease is the leading cause of preventable death in people aged 40-65. There are over two million heart attacks and strokes each year. Together we can help to prevent heart attacks and strokes by focusing on the ABCs.

The ABCs to prevent heart attacks and strokes include:

  • A – Aspirin when appropriate
  • B – Blood pressure control
  • C – Cholesterol management
  • S – Smoking cessation

While most of these things may seem like common sense, the truth is that we do not do enough to support patients in managing their blood pressure and cholesterol or provide the tools and resources to stop smoking or make appropriate lifestyle changes.…

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West Corporation

Posted on August 5, 2014 by West Corporation 


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How Big Businesses Use Colors to Affect Your Emotions [INFOGRAPHIC]

Today’s Blog post involves a subject we’ve touched on in past posts – the influence of colors on your non-verbal patient communication.

In this infographic, produced for FinancesOnline.com and shared on MarketingProfs.com, we see the value of the some of the world’s most recognizable logos and how many have changed over time.…

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West Corporation

Posted on July 31, 2014 by West Corporation 


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Surgeon General Issues Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer

For the first time, the Surgeon General issued a warning about the effect of ultraviolet (UV) radiation in causing cancer. Issuing a Call to Action on Monday, the Surgeon General recommended five strategic goals to support skin cancer prevention in the United States:

  1. Increase opportunities for sun protection in outdoor settings
  2. Provide individuals with the information they need to make informed, healthy choices about UV radiation exposure
  3. Promote policies that advance the national goal of preventing skin cancer
  4. Reduce harms from indoor tanning
  5. Strengthen research, surveillance, monitoring, and evaluation related to skin cancer prevention

Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the US with nearly five million people treated annually for some form of the disease at an estimated annual cost of $8.1 billion.…

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West Corporation

Posted on July 24, 2014 by West Corporation 


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Texting: The Patient Communication of the Future [INFOGRAPHIC]

Looking for one good reason to communicate with patients via text message? We’ll give you 10.

Our newest infographic illustrates how text messaging helps you achieve provider-patient communication goals – enabling quicker response to appointment-related messages, allowing for two-way interaction and improving access to care for all patients. You’ll also learn how optimized opt-in processes and fallback features have made it easier than ever to rely on text messaging as part of a multichannel patient engagement strategy.…

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