Recent Posts by Wendy Bartlett

4 Strategies Pediatric Clinics Can Use to Increase Patient Retention

Getting patients in the door initially is only the first step when it comes to running a successful healthcare practice. For many, the true challenge lies in delivering top-quality care that keeps patients coming back, especially amid the ever-evolving expectations of the modern healthcare consumer.

With that said, pediatric clinics can forge stronger patient relationships and ensure greater patient retention by adopting the following strategies.

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4 Solutions Your EHR's Patient Portal Should Offer

Electronic health records (EHRs) arm healthcare practices with a method to digitally document and track the care they provide. 

However, in more recent years, EHR providers have started adapting their software and looking for ways to incorporate patient engagement tools that enhance their product offering and deliver greater support to patients. Despite their newfound focus on patient engagement, many EHR vendors miss the mark when it comes to actually engaging patients. This can ultimately result in healthcare practices like yours, that may be concerned with failing to meet modern consumer expectations, switching EHRs to provide their patients with a better, more user-friendly digital experience.

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Why Healthcare Leaders Want More from Population Health Technology

Population health is a popular buzzword within the healthcare industry, but for practices and providers, it’s much more than that. 

In spite of the ever-increasing importance of understanding and improving the health of populations, 56 percent of healthcare leaders are underwhelmed by population health management technology. In fact, a significant number of healthcare practices (74 percent) either use no population health management tools at all or solely rely on their electronic health record (EHR) system for this function, whether due to a lack of effectiveness or their own hesitance to adopt new technologies.

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How Population Health Can Reduce COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

The recent release of the COVID-19 vaccine has offered a glimmer of hope to people fighting the virus all over the globe. However, recent research shows that more than 30 percent of the U.S. public does not intend to vaccinate against COVID-19. 

Although vaccine hesitancy is certainly nothing new, addressing these concerns is particularly paramount to achieve the ultimate goal: herd immunity. Not surprisingly, safety and quality control are among the top concerns regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Why Your Patient Portal Needs to Offer a Great User Experience

Today’s healthcare consumers expect seamless digital experiences, your patients included. Healthcare practices aim to deliver patient-centered care and align with modern consumer expectations, but doing so requires arming patients with the tools and resources they need—which starts with the patient portal.

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How Practices Are Using Technology to Enhance Patient Engagement

These days, engaging and empowering patients to take an active role in their own care is a top priority for healthcare practices of all shapes and sizes. Providers are increasingly recognizing the many benefits to strong patient engagement, such as better care outcomes and reducing healthcare spending.

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How to Assess the Security of Your Healthcare Technology

Maintaining your patient’s healthcare records online means that they must be kept secure from cybersecurity threats. However, protecting against data breaches and cyber attacks proves incredibly challenging for healthcare organizations, time and time again. 

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How to Keep Healthcare IT Projects Moving Forward

From implementing a new electronic health record (EHR) system to trying your hand at patient engagement technology and beyond, there are countless examples of healthcare IT projects unfolding at any given time. However, with COVID-19 causing uncertainty for nearly all businesses, you may be thinking that pausing your healthcare IT projects is the safe bet—but that’s not necessarily the case. 

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How to Vet Patient Portal Companies Before You Decide

The patient portal has become a mainstay in healthcare today. More than 90 percent of healthcare practices offer patient portal access to their patients, recognizing countless benefits—from increasing workflow efficiencies and improving transparency to empowering patients to take a more active role in their own care.

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6 Benefits of Partnering with a Patient Engagement Technology Provider

Many of today’s electronic health records (EHR) vendors recognize the value in enhancing their platform with patient engagement technology. When looking to do this, they typically have three choices: either build the technology in-house, partner with an existing company, or buy a new solution by way of an acquisition.

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