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Recently, the check-in automation company Phreesia invited me to write an ebook on one of my favorite topics: the patient-centered practice. It’s called “Beyond Five-Star Reviews: Why the Patient Experience Matters, and How to Improve It,” and it’s available free with registration — just click on this link. The idea of being more patient-centered and […]
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It’s almost a new year — woohoo!  Resolution time!  Fresh start!  And for many patients, brand new insurance! For many patients with new insurance, it’s also time to shop for new doctors.  When they do, will they find you? By now you probably already know that there are many resources out there to help you […]
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An article today on usatoday.com reports that Healthgrades has rolled out new metrics drawing inferences about physician and hospital quality from health plan claims data.  They’re analyzing physicians’ level of experience with specific procedures (based on frequency in the claims) and aiming to combine this data with patient reviews and other quality data they can […]
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Google seems to change up the marketing and integration of its business listings offering about twice a year; the newest incarnation, “Google My Business,” continues the search giant’s efforts to better integrate its various directory, map and social tools for local businesses. Given that the change just happened a few days ago, we’re still digging […]
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If you’ve been among the practice managers and physicians ignoring the ‘fad’ of physician ratings sites, hoping they’ll just fade away eventually, there’s bad news for you in last month’s JAMA: more people than ever are aware of the existence of physician ratings sites.  And more people than ever are using them. As has long […]
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