Considering the continued focus on quality over quantity and the rise of online reviews, patient experience has never been more important in healthcare than it is today. A new study published by Radiology tracked one radiology department’s efforts to assess its own patient experience, identify improvement opportunities and make a difference.
Looking for inspiration with the New Year on how to engage new and existing patients? While the colder temperatures bring snow and ice, it’s also a time for an increased risk for orthopedic injuries in your patient population – young and old. Use this time to educate patients on safety techniques to reduce and prevent winter-related injuries.
Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. is providing support to Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the New Jersey Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for a series of CME-accredited, ultrasound hands-on workshops as part of the UGPLearningHub™ educational platform. Supported by an educational grant and in-kind contribution of ultrasound machines by Konica Minolta Healthcare, participating physicians can receive up to 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
We’re starting to see significant initiatives in Healthcare IT take shape that are fundamentally changing both the way healthcare consumers interact with providers and how providers administer care across their networks.
Greg Freiherr has reported on developments in radiology since 1983. He runs the consulting service, The Freiherr Group.
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Patients prefer to receive imaging results as soon as possible, according to new research published in Radiology. They also want that information to come from their physician and over the telephone, not through a patient portal.
Two unrelenting forces are on a crash-course in healthcare: The rising volume of patient out-of-pocket payments and increasing patient demands for personalized engagement.
Self-pay and self-pay with insurance account balances have increased in number and value and are projected to exceed 30 percent in 2018. At the same time, patients are becoming more comfortable interacting with providers on multiple platforms and understand the benefits of better patient-provider engagement. In fact, it’s something they are coming to expect from their healthcare experience.
The Department of Justice approved the Cigna-Express Scripts merger on Sept. 17, according to Business Insider and The Wall Street Journal reported that the CVS-Aetna merger would likely get the green light by the end of the month. The Department of Justice decisions set into motion many concerns regarding the future of health care, medical and consumer experts told Healio Family Medicine. Many of these experts — most interviewed before the recent Department of Justice actions — said the future of health care looks daunting, not brightening.
On the American College of Radiology’s Voice of Radiology blog, Melissa Chen, MD, announced plans to build on last year’s survey of patient attitudes toward imaging. ACR will begin to develop a new survey to help define exactly what patients value when interacting with medical imaging professionals.