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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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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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With healthcare providers sole focus being on their patients and ensuring their health and satisfaction, sometimes the doctors, nurses, and employees providing that care health problems can go unnoticed. Kansas City’s very own Children’s Mercy is working to eliminate that and is offering a new on-site health center for employees. According to Nasdaq OMX, Children’s

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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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The greatest influence of customer satisfaction is the patient’s perception of the personalities they encounter during their visit. While recently reading an article about the six most admirable traits in humans, I thought about how we work with our clients’ staff on customer service training and bringing out these important qualities to improve patient experiences.

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Recently, I read an article touching on how the doctor/patient experience has become an afterthought.  Much like society today, many medical practices have shifted their focus to providing the latest gadgets and hi-tech items in an attempt to seem like the most profitable office in town.  While patients find these aspects thrilling, does the actual

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When I’m out of town for work, I spend a fair amount of time at Panera. They are consistent across the country, have some healthy food options, convenient locations and the ever-coveted free wifi connection. This morning, as I spent time between client staff trainings on improving the patient experience, I overheard a Panera employee “practicing

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In healthcare, the greatest concern is always the safety and well-being of the patient, but unfortunately there are frightful circumstances when these priorities get over-looked. It happened in a doctor’s office in Rock Hill, South Carolina. A patient was left in an exam room, unseen by the physician, and locked up as the office closed

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I had the pleasure of having both my driver’s license and my vehicle tags come up for renewal the same month, warranting a trip to my local DMV. I found myself dreading the experience and frankly, putting it off until the end of the month; the long wait, taking off from work in the middle

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There are lots of reasons you need to keep your practice’s employees enthusiasm up: pessimistic attitudes spread quickly, patients can sense a negative office environment, turnover (Which is VERY expensive ) will increase, productivity and performance will suffer, and the end result of these combined is a lackluster profit report. So here are some ways you

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