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The Intersection of Patient Education and Patient Experience

Managing the patient experience means paying attention to every aspect of the patient’s interaction with your healthcare system, from admitting through care and discharge, and even after they’ve gone back home. Additionally, details that used to be considered afterthoughts—like menus and room appointments—are integral to a positive patient experience. As hospital administrators often ...

Ambulatory Care: The Road to Improved Patient Outcomes

Written by: Georgina R. Howard, RN-BC, NE-BC, MPA, MSN With changes in healthcare reimbursement and health care policy, there has been a shift in access to care for patients. Fewer patients are accessing emergency rooms, opting instead for alternatives like urgent care clinics for non-acute conditions.[1], [2] At the same time, insurance carriers ...

Lifestyle Management for Diabetes Patients

Written by: Jon Vredenburg, MBA, RD, CDE, CSSD, LD/N Lifestyle management is the cornerstone of diabetes care. For some patients, just getting regular physical activity and following an individualized meal plan can yield sufficient outcomes. However, that is easier said than done. Diet and exercise are an intimidating pair to many people, and ...

Patient Experience: The Next Horizon

Delivering health care has always been about more than providing medical services. For more than 30 years—driven in part by changes in Medicare, as well as increased competition for patients—hospitals and healthcare providers have been aggressively developing initiatives meant to increase patient satisfaction and empower patients. These efforts got a huge boost with the ...