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The idea of increased access to physician’s notes is gaining momentum and with additional testing carried out with real patients and physicians; results seem to show satisfaction from each side.  As patients of all ages become more technologically savvy, they have a greater desire to use their knowledge to improve their health and gain access

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Educate According to Pew Internet, 72% of internet users say they looked online for health information within the past year.  While this shows a positive trend in consumers taking an interest in their health, this percentage can also bring issues as those seeking information online begin to “self-diagnose” while viewing incorrect or fictitious medical advice. 

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It comes as no shock that our patients possess a variety of personality types and traits.  Some consumers’ lives are filled with a steady stream of appointments and “must-dos”, while others lead a more leisurely lifestyle.  There are patients who are repulsed by the thought of having to sit through a congenial conversation with a

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Being part of the Facebook generation, I was twelve years old when it really took off in 2004, using social media to stay connected and up to date is all I know. I remember when Facebook was for college students…only. It was such a big deal if you got to experience this revolutionary network. Thinking

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As healthcare continues to grow, so do the amazing advancements taking place within the field.  Comparing healthcare in the 1960s to now can be astonishing.  Take a few of these comparisons for example: 1961: Multipart hospital charge tickets with punch-card borders are introduced to reduce the paperwork burden for nurses. 2013: Patients can easily get

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At this point, most of the major brands you would consider yourself “loyal” to are using Facebook and/or Twitter to connect with their fans and followers.  So, what is the point of a brand having an additional channel for communication and why do we choose to “follow” specific brands? According to research from ExactTarget and

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So often, negative customer service experiences are the ones that remain most prevalent in our minds.  When we encounter positive interactions it can be refreshing and uplifting.  This recent holiday season I was exceptionally pleased with the healthcare interaction I witnessed. Unfortunately, this Christmas, a family member was checked into the hospital and instructed to

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With the emphasis we place on our client’s customer service, we are always keeping our eyes open to observe interesting customer service experiences.  I had one such experience last week; one I thought could be the worst of my entire 2012.  However, due to an extremely polite, apologetic employee, he managed the best save of

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This time of year is a great time to focus on what we are so thankful for; family, friends, health…. employees??  It seems each day a new article is written, or study published that proves the intrinsic relationship between customer service levels and employee engagement/satisfaction.  In short, the happier your employees are… the better the

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It seems each time we introduce a new practice to the world of social media; there are an equal amount of smiles and nods as there are scowls and frowns.  Social media continues to get a bad rep, especially in the healthcare field, where many believe it does not belong.  Like the outcast pushed aside

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