Proof That Patient Engagement Leads to Better Health Outcomes

Better patient engagement leads to improved health outcomes. The proof is in the pudding. There’s no pudding here, but we do have plenty of proof.  Numerous studies have been done on the positive effects patient engagement produces. As we’ve mentioned in previous...

Top 5 Ways to Develop a Successful Patient Engagement Strategy

Engaged patients experience greater awareness of treatment guidelines, fewer emergency department visits and lower hospital readmission rates. Healthcare providers who focus on engaging with their patients improve communication and trust and make more informed care...

5 Text Messaging Best Practices Healthcare Providers Should Follow

More than six billion texts are sent every day. It’s not just teenagers relying on this type of technology to communicate, though. Approximately 81 percent of Americans text regularly — including healthcare providers.  About 70 percent of physician practices utilize...

Equipping Your Healthcare Practice with Patient Engagement Tools to Expand Patient Education

Education has long been a priority in America. There are approximately 130,000 public and private K-12 schools in the United States along with about 4,000 degree-granting postsecondary institutions.    Education does not, of course, only occur in schools. Healthcare...

Why Cultural Competence is Crucial for Your Healthcare Practice

No matter your age, you’ve most likely heard the United States referred to as the Melting Pot of the world. It’s a metaphor to describe the cultural integration and assimilation of immigrants into this country.  The diversity of the U.S. population continues to grow....
Top 10 Podcasts for Healthcare Providers

Top 10 Podcasts for Healthcare Providers

If you listen to at least one podcast regularly, you’re not alone. More than 70 percent of Americans tune into at least one podcast on a regular basis. Interestingly, men are more frequent listeners than women.  As of the time of this blog’s publication, there are...

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