Social Determinants of Health & Patient Portal Adoption: What You Need to Know

In recent years, healthcare practices and providers have focused on ensuring fair and equitable access to care for every individual. Countless disparities have come to light, emphasizing the need for better health equity across various patient populations due to  social determinants of health (SDOH). 

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Overcome These 3 Barriers and Improve Patient Access to Healthcare

Patient access to healthcare is a significant industry-wide area of concern that many stakeholders are committed to improving. When patients cannot access providers, it’s impossible for them to receive the care they need and deserve. The rise of retail health clinics is slowly improving patient access to healthcare, and it’s simultaneously creating competition for traditional practices because these clinics offer more flexible hours and cost transparency.

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Best Practices to Optimize Your Patient Registration Process

The patient registration process needs to be as simple as possible for everyone involved, from patients to office staff and providers. The rise of healthcare consumerism means that care access has expanded to big-box retail stores like CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart, further accelerating the need for a seamless registration experience. 

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7 Barriers to Value-Based Care and How to Overcome Them

The shift from volume-based care to value-based care has completely transformed the healthcare industry. Value-based care is a form of healthcare reimbursement based on quality and clinical outcomes, as opposed to the number of services provided.

Rather than following the traditional fee-for-service payment model, healthcare practices now strive to focus on overall quality of care, patient satisfaction, and health outcomes. These “fee-for-performance” payment models are slowly but surely raising quality standards, improving patient outcomes, and reimagining care delivery across the board—but for providers, adapting the way they serve patients is easier said than done.

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5 Ways Your Healthcare Practice Should Be Using Automation

Manual, inefficient workflows are a thing of the past in almost every industry, and healthcare is no exception. Automation in healthcare is nothing new: Technological advances have completely changed the game, enabling practices and providers to streamline time-consuming processes and improve their operations.

Although many are already taking advantage of technology to automate manual workflows, some are not quite there yet. The truth is, the degree to which you embrace technology to work more efficiently can make or break your practice, so the sooner you get on board, the better.

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Looking Beyond COVID-19: What’s Next for Patient Engagement?

COVID-19 has fundamentally changed many aspects of the healthcare industry, including how care is delivered, how technology is used, and everything in between. Now as we begin looking beyond the pandemic, healthcare leaders must determine what these changes mean for the future of patient engagement and how practices should take note over the next year to prepare for what’s to come. 

What’s next for patient engagement in a post-COVID-19 era? Here’s our take:

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8 Activities to Boost Engagement at Assisted Living Communities

Engagement is both beneficial and essential for the 800,000+ U.S. residents in assisted living communities. Research has revealed a number of mental and physical health benefits for assisted living residents who engage in social activities, form strong interpersonal connections, and remain as actively involved as possible in their own care.

However, residents living in assisted living communities may struggle to stay engaged—especially now, as the COVID-19 pandemic keeps loved ones away. Let’s discuss the importance of engagement for assisted living residents, as well as different activities you can use to boost it during the pandemic and beyond.

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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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[Infographic] Build vs. Partner: How to Make the Right Choice When Developing for Patient Engagement

As patient engagement solutions become a necessity for driving customer retention among healthcare providers, EHRs are faced with a dilemma: Build their own patient engagement tool-set or partner with an already established platform. 

Which makes the most sense for your company, revenue, and budget? In this infographic, we compare each approach to help you decide.

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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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