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Build Patient SatisfactionBuild Patient Satisfaction

Patient satisfaction has many components besides positive outcomes from the care they receive. Excellent customer service and communication helps retain patients, improve online reviews, and elevate the practice’s standing in the community.

Here are 5 important tips for you and your staff to improve patient satisfaction rates: 

Great first impressions. Patients may be under severe stress, and they may be entering your office for the very first time. Greet everyone who walks in. On the phone, all staff should state their name and explain every transfer and hold.

Practice good listening skills. Make eye contact and truly listen when patients speak. Even when a patient just needs to vent. They will feel respected and place greater trust in the care provided if they have been heard.

Don’t wait for complaints. When a medical practice only responds to vocal complaints, unspoken concerns go unaddressed. You spend time helping only the most difficult to please patients. Staff should be able to read body language and intonation to respond dynamically, before a patient leaves unsatisfied.

Make sure all staff understands confidentiality. Making an effort to build patient satisfaction can involve more conversations — but staff should be careful not to speak loudly or in the wrong part of the office where other patients can hear to avoid patient confidentiality problems.

Follow through and be accountable. Set expectations that you can reach. Employ efficient patient scheduling to keep appointments flowing on time. When things change, notify patients immediately.

Remember that patient satisfaction covers everything from phone conversations to the waiting room to the actual care provided. Contact MedConnectUSA to discover more ways to improve patient satisfaction at your medical practice.

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Tips to Improve ProductivityTips to Improve Productivity

Get your entire office team on board for a much needed productivity boost with these 10 common sense medical practice tips:

1. Be an early bird.
Get to the office 10-15 minutes early and be organized – not frazzled.

2. Keep it clean.
A work environment free of clutter minimizes distractions and stress.

3. Think ahead.
Still searching for that file? A little pre-patient prep can really cut down on patient wait times.

4. Keep up with your MIT’s.
Set 3 “most important tasks” to handle daily, from referrals and insurance to billing.

5. Two words: Imperfect action.
You’ll never accomplish anything if you wait until it’s perfect. Sometimes it’s better to simply get the job done.

6. Be proactive, not reactive.
Though the medical business is reactive by nature, your entire day doesn’t have to be. Write down goals to create your day, being proactive with accomplishments. Create a separate list for incoming tasks for prioritization and triaging. This will help you more easily leap each day’s unexpected hurdles.

7. Get off the meeting bandwagon.
Cut down to no more than one per week.

8. Keep your inbox trim.
Morning, midday, and end-of day email/task and EHR clearing are necessary for timely responses. Keep replies short and to the point.

9. Get out of your rut.
Just because it has always been done that way doesn’t mean it’s the only way. Learning, growing, and upgrading skills are the BFF’s of productivity.

10. Dust it off.
Once a week, select one item from your “when I have spare time” pile.

Do you have great medical answering services to help you meet your medical practice goals? MedConnectUSA can help. Contact us today!

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Foreign Travel TipsForeign Travel Tips

Vacationing in a foreign country is thrilling, but the excitement can turn to fear if a serious illness or injury should strike. Take some of the stress away from your patients by helping them prepare for such a possibility. Share these medical emergency tips that will remove much of the uncertainty of facing a health issue far from home.

Use government resources

Did you know that you can register foreign travel plans on the State Department’s website? It takes only a couple of minutes and allows the government to expedite treatment if necessary. The website also features general travel tips as well as information about medical resources outside the United States. Make sure you know how to contact the U.S. Embassy in the countries you visit and have emergency contacts listed in your passport.

Have necessary medical documentation on hand

Bring along any documentation that may help a healthcare provider treat you effectively. Avoid the hassle of carrying confidential paperwork around by scanning it ahead of time and emailing it to yourself so you have digital copies that can be pulled up wherever there is Internet access.

Consider traveler’s insurance

Depending on your health insurance policy, medical bills issued in a foreign country are probably not covered. Expenses can grow quickly, especially if you need to be evacuated back to the U.S. If you have a chronic health condition that may cause an emergency, look into temporary health insurance policies that will cover you in foreign countries.

Make sure your patients have the reassurance of efficient assistance for any emergencies back home. Contact us to learn more about our 24-hour live medical call center programs.

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Building an Online BrandBuilding an Online Brand

Are you taking advantage of medical practice tips promoting technology as a gateway to building your reputation and local business? To succeed in today’s medical marketplace, you must boost your standing in online local searches to secure the PR your practice needs for continued success.

What’s wrong with the way I’m handling marketing now?
Referrals and insurance-only patients are no longer enough. Today’s patients rely heavily on the internet – searches, social media, and consumer reviews – when selecting a physician. If you’re lost among search results or have no web presence whatsoever, you may be missing out on a large segment of the market.

How hard is it to jump on the technological bandwagon?
Today’s technological tools are typically free, low cost, and relatively simple to use. Best of all, you can get started today!

Own your listing.
Google My Business (free) and Moz.com ($84/year) help you ensure information listed about your practice online is correct. Be “good looking.”
Ensure your site and its content look good and are readable on all size devices, from cell phones to desktops. Give your site a facelift.
To keep your site relevant, in addition to expected information like your list of services and physicians, regularly provide authoritative content relative to your specialty. Stay on top of reviews.
Be timely and responsive to what customers say about you. Build your social media presence.
Create and maintain an active presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and more. Update sites weekly with patient-friendly health information, practice involvement in community activities, and relevant, published health information.

Looking for medical practice tips that earn top results? MedConnectUSA can help. Contact us today!

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Tips For Bringing In RevenueTips For Bringing In Revenue

Take your practice to the next level with these five tips for building your practice’s income stream.

1. Get your team motivated. Teamwork and communication are the building blocks of a strong foundation. Start up a practice softball team or even get together with other practices to form a league. Camaraderie on the field will translate to a team environment in your office.

2. Excel at customer service. Give your patients the red carpet treatment. Free premium refreshments and snacks in the waiting room, minimized wait times, well-appointed examining rooms and a concierge service make for a pleasant environment that will quickly get noticed in the community.

3. Manage online reputations. Having a social media professional on staff will help your practice address complaints that patients may publish online. When all comments are addressed, prospective patients will see that you care about the patient experience.

4. Get ready to regulate. Dealing with the red tape of government regulations like Obamacare and HIPAA shouldn’t prevent your staff from giving full attention to your patients. Assign a designated team to make sure that the entire office is being run according to regulatory guidelines. That will free up your reception area staff so they can pay attention to your paying clientele.

5. Develop an online presence. Make sure your practice is well represented online. A fully functioning web site that is SEO friendly will ensure that patients will be able to find you.

Implement these five tips today to grow your practice into the income generating practice you always dreamed it could be. Let MedConnectUSA be your medical practice partner. Contact us today to find out more.

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