Keeping your existing patients in network is as important as getting new patients.
I was reading about some awesome work being done by foundations like the Nicholson Foundation and health systems like Cherokee Health to bring integrated health to the underserved and those with behavioral health concerns. The premise is that the more services you offer at the primary care office, the greater chance that patient is going … Continue reading Integrated Health Care Works!
My daughter is a freshman in college. She had to visit the infirmary this week to deal with a cold. As I was asking questions about what her diagnosis was, what meds were given, and the directions to administer them, I realized that there is a significant need for health and wellness education stations on … Continue reading Colleges and Universities Need Health and Wellness Education Stations
We are now about 4 weeks into our New Years Resolutions and statistics show that over 75% of the people have given up on them. Not a good way to start the year, knowing that you are going to fail. That got me thinking about the advice doctors give their patients. I would image that … Continue reading Patient Education as Reinforcements
I went to a meeting today that discussed the obesity problem in the inner city. It was very interesting to hear the different solutions that either were available or were very possible. The common theme was that people, especially in food deserts, needed to be educated on proper nutrition. The problem is that people cannot … Continue reading Fighting Obesity in the Inner City
It is an interesting time in healthcare as the patient is beginning to have more power. Terms like engagement, satisfaction, behavior, navigation coupled with the term “patient” show that healthcare employees are focused on treating the whole person. The fact that doctors are now rated and published on websites for the sole purpose of helping … Continue reading Why Health Systems Need Integrated Marketing!
We were talking to a mayor of a prominent city in New Jersey with a large underserved community a few months ago about the need for patient education. We were discussing important things like getting the message out on free services that the local, state and Federal governments provide like mobile screenings, flu shots and … Continue reading Helping Underserved Communities Live Healthier
I was meeting with a friend of mine today who works in the nutrition world. We were talking about how much education a person needs to get to know how to eat better. Aside from the simple concepts regarding healthy foods, carbs versus fats versus protein, avoiding added sugar and the like, we started to … Continue reading Needed- More Education on Nutrition
If I can humble brag a bit, Halo Health turns 7 this month. In this time, we took an idea and turned it into a company that has helped millions of patients learn more about their providers, their disease states and how to live healthier. But our work is not done. We need to continue … Continue reading Happy Birthday Halo Health!
A couple of potential clients have told us that they are not interested because they have in house messaging systems in their lobbies. These systems alert people of cafeteria hours, parking validation procedures, gift shop hours, and the like. This is all important information for visitors, but it cannot be considered patient education. Patient education … Continue reading In House Messaging Boards Are Not Patient Education
How many more tragic events need to occur to upset your patients before you decide to consider a digital patient education station for your waiting room? The argument that your patients want to watch TV to forget about their problems does not wash. The carnage that has been on TV since early September does not … Continue reading Time to Remove TV from Waiting Rooms