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Medical professional works with patient during patient experience week celebrations
Medical professional works with patient during patient experience week celebrations
12 Patient Experience Week ideas to celebrate staff and empower patients

Patient Experience week starts Monday, April 1 2024. We’ve compiled tips and best practices for you to use this year.

hipaa compliant texting
hipaa compliant texting
Navigating HIPAA-compliant text messaging for better patient communication

HIPAA-compliant text messaging with patients is possible. Here’s how.

Physicians discuss cost transparency in healthcare while looking at tablet
Physicians discuss cost transparency in healthcare while looking at tablet
What is price transparency in healthcare and how is it linked to patient satisfaction?

Discover how to maintain cost transparency and conveniently communicate accurate price estimates to retain patients’ trust.

Front office healthcare professional shows patient how to use patient portal on tablet
Front office healthcare professional shows patient how to use patient portal on tablet
How to ensure you meet patient portal expectations

Get strategies for meeting patient portal expectations, including ease of use, privacy, and timely access to medical data for enhanced patient engagement.

Healthcare practice owner creates medical intake form template on computer
Healthcare practice owner creates medical intake form template on computer
How to create the perfect medical intake form for patients

Dive into the art and science of crafting the ideal medical intake form, from understanding core essentials to leveraging digital templates for optimal patient engagement.

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Physicians discuss protecting patient privacy and security in the digital age
Physicians discuss protecting patient privacy and security in the digital age
Protecting patient privacy in the digital age: Best practices for medical clinics

Explore the significance of patient data privacy, the latest in security measures, and the world of health data regulations. Learn how medical practices can ensure patient safety in the digital age.

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Multicultural group smiling while sitting at a table
Importance of cultural competence in healthcare

What to know about how one’s cultural context impacts their view of healthcare.

what is the best approach to handling patient cancellations
what is the best approach to handling patient cancellations
What is the best approach to handling patient cancellations?

Managing cancellations and no-shows is critical for both patient health and practice performance. Here’s why cancellations happen for both patients and providers — and how to avoid them.

Physician and medical practice staff member read about how to calculate and improve patient no-show rate
Physician and medical practice staff member read about how to calculate and improve patient no-show rate
How to calculate patient no-show rate

The patient no-show calculation rate is a metric to help track patient experience, and these 7 tips can help you improve it.

Solve cancellation and no-show challenges
Solve cancellation and no-show challenges
Stats you need to know about patient cancellations and no-shows

Discover research around why both patients and practices miss appointments or cancel at the last minute.

Physician and medical practice staff members discuss how to write an appointment cancellation letter from doctor to patient
Physician and medical practice staff members discuss how to write an appointment cancellation letter from doctor to patient
Appointment cancellations with empathy: How to cancel patient appointments with care (includes sample letter)

Here are 5 tips for a respectful appointment cancellation approach that will help you retain patients.

5 star doctor reviews
5 star doctor reviews
What do 5-star doctor reviews mean?

5-star doctor reviews from happy and satisfied patients can help grow your credibility, patient volume, and revenue. Here’s how.

Physician interacts with patient during appointment, building a strong doctor-patient relationship
Physician interacts with patient during appointment, building a strong doctor-patient relationship
The doctor-patient relationship: 8 ways to improve patient retention

Learn 7 key strategies you can use in your practice to build a strong doctor-patient relationship — and keep patients coming back.

Physician smiles and greets a patient for an appointment after digital patient engagement
Physician smiles and greets a patient for an appointment after digital patient engagement
Increase patient loyalty in healthcare by optimizing the digital patient experience

Learn what really earns patient loyalty and why it’s the key to a successful practice.

Patient smiles while looking at phone, appreciating automatic appointment reminders
Patient smiles while looking at phone, appreciating automatic appointment reminders
9 patient appointment reminder templates that work

Use these tried-and-true appointment reminder templates to keep your schedule full, reduce no-shows, and elevate the patient experience.

doctor-patient relationship
doctor-patient relationship
Practice Pulse: How to cultivate deeper doctor-patient relationships to create perfect melodies

In this column, Dr. Sutton sheds light on how the doctor-patient partnership truly emerges as a perfect melody, where communication, collaboration, trust, and empathy harmoniously intertwine.

Person looks at digital intake forms on smartphone as part of patient consumerism
Person looks at digital intake forms on smartphone as part of patient consumerism
Satisfy consumerist patients during their visits with these 5 tools

What is patient consumerism, and how does it impact your practice? Here are 5 tools that positively impact the patient experience.

Physician shows patient survey on tablet to measure patient engagement
Physician shows patient survey on tablet to measure patient engagement
5 KPIs to help measure patient engagement in your practice

Wondering how to measure patient engagement? Here are 5 key performance indicators you can use to measure the efficacy of your efforts.

Physician assisting patient while wondering is concierge medicine legal
Physician assisting patient while wondering is concierge medicine legal
5 legal considerations with concierge medicine

Patients want more attention and time from physicians, yet many physicians are struggling to hire and retain enough staff to keep their doors open while also maintaining a work-life balance. Concierge medicine is one potential solution, but there are legal questions to consider.

two people doing a patient experience survey
two people doing a patient experience survey
How to create patient experience surveys to improve your practice

Gather feedback and insights with a patient experience survey — here’s how.

healthcare staff and patient
healthcare staff and patient
2023 patient survey: Tracking patient behavior, preferences, and habits

Tebra’s 4th annual patient perspectives reports gives physicians insight into how patients perceive their healthcare providers in 2023

Mom holding toddler son is on the phone as one of the healthcare communication channels
Mom holding toddler son is on the phone as one of the healthcare communication channels
The best communication channels to drive patient retention

Increase patient retention by using these communication channels

provider and NP discussing the importance of spending time with patients
provider and NP discussing the importance of spending time with patients
How to maximize time with patients by boosting practice efficiency

Want to increase patient satisfaction? Start by spending more time in the exam room. Follow these tips to make it happen.

a patient whose doctor knows how to empower patients
a patient whose doctor knows how to empower patients
4 ways to empower patients at your healthcare practice

Enhance the patient experience at your practice with these 4 tips to help them feel empowered in their healthcare journey.

Patient frustrated as slow response times become one of their patient complaints
Patient frustrated as slow response times become one of their patient complaints
Top 5 patient complaints about medical offices

By addressing these 5 common patient complaints, you can improve patient satisfaction, attract new patients, and streamline operations.

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