Mental & Emotional Health

Mental & Emotional Health

HCAHPS and Patient Perception

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) scores and Meaningful Use initiatives are pushing providers in all settings to do more-often with less. The right patient education programming, can help a provider align their care to meet these regulatory goals. ...

By |2018-03-07T15:15:22-06:00August 30th, 2017|

5 Reasons to Improve the ROI of your Patient Education

The quality of patient education is having a direct impact on financial success for healthcare providers.  Relevant, engaging and clinically accurate patient education that helps patients better understand and manage their health has been proven to reduce readmissions and increase patient satisfaction. Whether ...

By |2019-08-02T13:02:00-05:00August 23rd, 2017|

How to easily raise your HCAHPS scores

Patient satisfaction has been garnering an increasing amount of attention, since healthcare began its shift to a value-based, more patient-centric system. In an effort to measure “value” as opposed to volume, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) have begun implementing the Hospital Consumer Assessment of ...

By |2018-03-07T15:25:29-06:00August 23rd, 2017|

Better caregiver education means better patient care: how to successfully leverage the CARE Act

As value-based care initiatives slowly shift the focus of the business of healthcare from “transactions” to sustainable health processes, regulatory bodies have been issuing guidelines at a frenzied pace. Growing research on caregiver influence on patient compliance and legislation have physician and healthcare vendors looking for ways ...

By |2018-03-07T15:31:53-06:00July 24th, 2017|

Improve the ROI of Your Patient Education

Are your patient education tools viewed as just “nice to have” or does your administration recognize their impact on reducing the cost of readmissions and improving reimbursements? More than ever before, the quality of patient education is having a direct impact on financial success for healthcare providers.  Relevant, ...

By |2018-03-14T09:09:29-05:00February 13th, 2017|

Mental Health and Hospital Readmissions: The Missing Link?

Could common mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety be compromising patient healing after discharge? A recent study conducted by the Mental Health Research Network found that patients with comorbid psychiatric illness are at higher risk for 30-day all cause readmissions than those without mental health disorders. The study, ...

By |2018-03-07T03:49:28-06:00May 28th, 2015|