Unlike many other products and services in the market, healthcare is something that everyone needs. However, that doesn’t mean that as a provider you can sit back and let patients come to you. Increased competition and greater patient expectations have raised the bar for the optimum customer experience.
Today’s successful healthcare organization must provide an exceptional level of ongoing service from the moment of first contact. Seamless, effective communication is the key. Use these tips to keep your patients’ loyalty with care that goes above and beyond the norm.
- Simplify the process of gaining access to care. Your communication system should make it easy for a caller to determine, for example, whether their situation is urgent or it can wait until the next day.
- Eliminate the gaps in transmission of information. Sometimes too many parties are involved in an issue such as processing test results, and patient notification ends up falling through the cracks. A dedicated communication system reduces the possibility by minimizing the number of people handling the information.
- Ease the transition to other caregivers. Patient care today is often coordinated between different providers. Effecting smooth communication among all parties gives patients a greater comfort level.
- Be proactive. You may already have a procedure in place for administrative details such as appointment reminders. Go the extra mile by notifying patients about educational materials, community services and other useful information.
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