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Healthcare is an industry based on constant need. The security of the healthcare market comes from the idea that everyone needs and will continue to need health care. However, accepting this concept as a means on job security and a right to avoid enhancing your organization will bring about the downfall of your practice.  Here

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This past weekend, I found myself spending Saturday afternoon in the waiting room of a local Urgent Care clinic as a family member saw a physician. While I can report back that the physicians were spectacular, I cannot say the entire experience was grade A. When we arrived, the large waiting room was full of

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Over the last few months, I have experienced something wonderful at two of our local Panera locations here in Kansas City. On occasion, if I end up near one of these locations, I will pop in mid-morning for a quick cup of coffee to go. Recently, when I have done so, I have been told

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As we move through our days and fall into routines, we often forget to appreciate the actual patients we serve. The elderly woman that loves to chat, the child you’ve watched grow up, all of these patients are choosing to come see you and your organization. When is the last time you said a genuine

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Marketing a healthcare practice and continuing to share information regarding the physicians, technology and services is a vital piece of the strategy when it comes to increasing patient volumes. However, the main ingredient to success when it comes to business, especially healthcare, is word of mouth referral. While we know this to be true, I

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In a recent piece from HealthLeaders, physician engagement was rated the most difficult “aspect of managing physicians in your hospital or health system”.  This facet was ranked the highest barrier by almost half (42%) of respondents.  In the field of healthcare, physicians are trained to focus on data entry, diagnosis and the functionality of their

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Most have a varying degree of composure and patience when it comes to dealing with bad or poor customer service.  While some consumers are quick to state their point, others prefer to avoid conflict and work through the situation at hand without speaking up.  Healthcare is certainly no different; while some receiving poor care will

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What does it take to bring about change in an organization?  With the importance of reimbursement and HCAHAPS, we know healthcare executives are placing a greater amount of attention on patient satisfaction.  While acknowledging the need for improvement is half the battle, bringing about an actual change is quite another.  In the 2013 HealthLeaders Media

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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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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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