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Moving the Needle on Leapfrog’s Never Event Policy

Blog Post Moving the Needle on Leapfrog’s Never Event Policy A quarter of U.S. hospitals fail to meet the policy Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Pinterest Arundi Venkayya Curator of EngagingPatients.org A recent report by the Leapfrog Group says that 25% of U.S. hospitals fail to meet their “Never Events” policy. Never events are “serious reportable events … Read moreMoving the Needle on Leapfrog’s Never Event Policy

The Importance of Interoperability

Blog Post The Importance of Interoperability Why healthcare technology solutions need to be interoperable Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Pinterest Philip Blanks Director of Product Marketing “Interoperability” has been a constant buzzword in the healthcare industry for the past two decades. Essentially, it refers to the architecture that allows EHR systems to exchange accurate information between providers … Read moreThe Importance of Interoperability

What’s in a Name?

Blog Post What’s in a Name? The time might be right to update your core branding Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Pinterest Arundi Venkayya Curator of EngagingPatients.org Google “healthcare system name changes” and you will undoubtedly find page after page about storied hospitals and health systems changing their names. But why? What leads an institution to change … Read moreWhat’s in a Name?

Healthcare is a Team Sport

Blog Post Healthcare is a Team Sport Collaborating with patients can lead to improved outcomes, increased satisfaction Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Pinterest Chelsea Youngquist Director of Marketing There are many players on a healthcare team, and the MVP is the patient. Highly engaged patients are more likely to be successful players; they have better healthcare experiences, … Read moreHealthcare is a Team Sport

Unique Patient ID Movement Reaches Congress

Blog Post Unique Patient ID Movement Reaches Congress Healthcare groups push for unique identifiers Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Pinterest Arundi Venkayya Curator of EngagingPatients.org The Senate is considering lifting a two-decades old ban on establishing unique patient identifiers in US healthcare settings after the House voted to repeal the ban in June 2019. The proposed national … Read moreUnique Patient ID Movement Reaches Congress

IHI Releases Patient Safety Toolkit

Blog Post IHI Releases Patient Safety Toolkit Toolkit establishes framework for keeping patients safe Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Pinterest Arundi Venkayya Curator of EngagingPatients.org In the journey to keep patients safe, there are many potential stumbling blocks. As recently as 2016, some experts said that foreign objects were left inside patients as many as 39 times … Read moreIHI Releases Patient Safety Toolkit

What is Patient Engagement?

Blog Post What is Patient Engagement? At its core, engagement is focused on improving outcomes and reducing costs Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Pinterest Arundi Venkayya Curator of EngagingPatients.org It has been almost 20 years since the Institute of Medicine report, “Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century,” which set the stage … Read moreWhat is Patient Engagement?

What Legislation about Surprise Medical Bills Could Mean to You

Blog Post What Legislation about Surprise Medical Bills Could Mean Congress pushing forward with legislation to address the unexpected bills Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Pinterest Arundi Venkayya Curator of EngagingPatients.org Surprise medical bills are top of mind for patients and lawmakers, as is the desire to prevent them. Medical billing is a complicated, complex process with … Read moreWhat Legislation about Surprise Medical Bills Could Mean to You

Dos and Don’ts of Healthcare Marketing

Blog Post Dos and Don’ts of Healthcare Marketing Attract patients and improve loyalty with these guidelines Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Pinterest Arundi Venkayya Curator of EngagingPatients.org Healthcare information is abundantly available for patients, potential patients and families. According to the Pew Research Center, 74% of adults are online and of those, 80% have looked for health … Read moreDos and Don’ts of Healthcare Marketing

What We’ve Learned

Blog Post What We’ve Learned A snapshot of the best patient and family engagement programs honored with the Sherman Awards throughout the years Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Pinterest Arundi Venkayya Curator of EngagingPatients.org In 2014, EngagingPatients.org created the Sherman Awards for Excellence in Patient Engagement as part of our ongoing mission to share best practices in patient … Read moreWhat We’ve Learned