3 Big Tech Mistakes Your Urgent Care Center Might Be Making

Posted by Brent Walker, PatientBond on Tue, Feb, 14, 2017

Recent years have witnessed a steady expansion of the number of urgent care centers dotting the healthcare landscape. Between 2014 and 2016, notes the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA), more than 1,400 urgent care centers opened their doors—a 23 percent jump, according to its annual benchmarking survey. Moreover, nine out of 10 survey respondents saw patient visits climb, which suggests that the growth will continue this year.

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Tags: Psychographic Segmentation, EHR, Urgent Care

📆  3 Ways to Encourage Medically Underserved Patients to Keep Their Appointments

Posted by Brent Walker, PatientBond on Tue, Jan, 31, 2017

Often, the first fact shared about missed patient appointments addresses the cost to healthcare organizations. But as we’ve noted here before, the price tag extends beyond a wasted time-slot in your schedule and a hit to your bottom line.  

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Tags: Patient Engagement, EHR, Medicaid, Medically Underserved

How Tech Can Help Providers Profitably Deliver Care to Medically Underserved Patients

Posted by Brent Walker, PatientBond on Sat, Jan, 21, 2017

Missed patient appointments exact a toll that goes far beyond the $150 billion price tag to the U.S. healthcare system. While it is tempting to blame the “no-shows,” research indicates that scheduling and other issues contribute to the problem.

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Tags: Patient Engagement, EHR, Medically Underserved

3 Ways Telehealth Can Transform Rural Communities

Posted by Brent Walker, PatientBond on Fri, Jan, 13, 2017

Picture a medically underserved area. Did your imagination immediately take you to a crowded inner city? You aren’t alone. The media tends to focus on highly-populated, ethnically-diverse communities when it reports on healthcare disparities, but rural Americans are especially vulnerable.

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Tags: Patient Engagement, EHR, Rural Healthcare

How Purchasing Patient Engagement Software Can Drive Loyalty & Growth

Posted by Brent Walker, PatientBond on Thu, Oct, 6, 2016

Health IT investments have risen steadily since 2012. Most of the growth has been fueled by healthcare providers jumping aboard the EHR train, considering it a means to improve patient engagement. In fact, according to 2015 data from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), nearly 70 percent of providers now allow patients to view, download and transmit their health information online.

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Tags: Patient Engagement, EHR

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