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  • 3 Things to Know to Conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment

    January 15, 2018 - As more non-profit hospitals gear up for a new year of addressing the social determinants of health, they have begun issuing notices for completing their community health needs assessments (CHNAs). From Illinois to New Jersey, healthcare organizations and their community partners are encouraging patients to complete the CHNA in an attempt to improve community health programs and address the...

  • Opioid Use Associated with Higher Patient Satisfaction Scores

    January 10, 2018 - Patients using prescription opioids to manage their pain are 32 percent more likely to report high patient satisfaction scores, according to recent research out of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. The association between opioid use and patient satisfaction has come into question as of late, as the nation grapples with a nationwide opioid misuse crisis. Patient satisfaction surveys such...

  • What are the Pros and Cons of Retail, Urgent Care Clinics?

    January 8, 2018 - Retail and urgent care clinics are an ever-growing segment of the healthcare industry. These alternative treatment sites allow patients to receive care from qualified provider in settings outside of the traditional office or emergency department. A retail health clinic is one located within a retail store – a CVS MinuteClinic or a Target health clinic, for example. An urgent care clinic...

  • Using Patient Education to Enhance ICU Patient Experience

    January 2, 2018 - The ICU is a scary place for patients and their family caregivers. Patients are a mess of wires and medications, facing what is often a life-threatening condition. Providers are working to treat patients to save their lives in a way that will maintain a high quality of life, and family members are worried about their loved ones’ health outcomes. Patient education is essential here, but...


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Executive Order Calls to Aid Veteran Access to Mental Healthcare

President Trump has signed an executive ordered aimed at expanding veteran access to mental healthcare during transitions from military service to civilian life. The order, titled “Supporting Our Veterans During Their Transition From Uniformed...

3 Things to Know to Conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment

As more non-profit hospitals gear up for a new year of addressing the social determinants of health, they have begun issuing notices for completing their community health needs assessments (CHNAs). From Illinois to New Jersey, healthcare organizations...

How Communication, Relationships Impact Patient Satisfaction

The patient-provider relationship built within the office setting may have a bigger impact on patient satisfaction scores than patient-provider communication outside of the office setting, says a new report out of the Regenstrief Institute obtained...

Patients Favor Clinical Benefits During Med, Treatment Decisions

Patients prefer medications with proven clinical benefits over brand loyalty when making treatment decisions, according to a recent Accenture survey. “Product Launch: The Patient Has Spoken,” surveyed 8,000 patients in the US, UK,...

Assessing the Outcomes, Successes of Community Health Programs

Community health program leaders need to develop better measures to assess the success and efficacy of projects that address the social determinants of health, according to a study recently published in Health Affairs. Community health has been...

VA Delivers Positive Patient Experience with End-of-Life Care

The patient experience for end-of-life care may be better for veterans treated by the VA rather than for patients covered by fee-for-service Medicare, according to a group of researchers from Stanford Medicine. The study, published recently in...

Opioid Use Associated with Higher Patient Satisfaction Scores

Patients using prescription opioids to manage their pain are 32 percent more likely to report high patient satisfaction scores, according to recent research out of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. The association between opioid use and patient...

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