Klara has solved the patient engagement problem with our New Website Chat Widget. Considering that average patient’s current age and expected life-span, as well as what marketers call the "circle of influence" (that is, the number of others that patient may influence), that puts the lifetime value of a patient at more than $600,000 (source).
Do you have a patient engagement strategy in place?
We've brought you the best practices in forming your patient engagement strategy. A recent Deloitte survey found that 70% of respondents indicated that their organizations were moderately/somewhat ready to implement effective patient engagement strategies. While the majority have an established program, half responded that it is only "moderately" or "not at all mature."
Why do Millennials and the healthcare industry seem so diametrically opposed? They've taken to the streets (of the internet) to make light of the situation. But in reality, Millennials are pushing for healthcare industry reform - and we should be listening. Millennials are shaping the trends for the future.
Want to get new patients to your medical practice? Check out our tips on getting new patients for 2017. Understand how to leverage what you have to get new patients in the door and grow your practice.
A new study published in the journal Health Affairs uncovered startling statistics from "secret shoppers" (yes, they exist in healthcare too) of new patients looking to contact doctor offices for appointments. What they found was, simply put, "awful."
More than half of physicians would not recommend the career to a family member or child. Yikes. Why would a professional elite cohort suggest that the career path (not to mention the very impactful value of practicing medicine) not be an ideal lifestyle for their loved ones? Would you recommend a medical career to your family? Why?
Definition Patient-centered care (patient centred care): “Is a model in which providers partner with families to identify and satisfy the full range of patient needs and preferences.”
To expand this definition, patient-centered care is dependent on the involvement of the staff and care team as well.
“To succeed, a patient-centered approach must also address the staff experience as staff’s ability and inclination to effectively care for patients is unquestionably compromised if they do not feel care for themselves" (Picker Institute).
Everyone wants to reduce missed appointments and boost efficiency in the workplace - and medical practices are no exception. If anything medical practices are especially impacted by 'time is money' with individual appointments carrying a hefty price tag and driving the main revenue for the practice.
Klara is the critically acclaimed answer to technology in dermatology - the best app. Without downloading anything, dermatologists, patients and staff communicate more easily. Klara enables physicians, staff and patients to connect over an efficient, easy platform. Klara reduces the amount of time wasted (and frustration) for physicians, staff and patients by creating an easy, simple channel for transparent communications.
Take a look at the power of Klara through the Isotretinoin (Acutane) use case:
Why do you need secure messaging for healthcare in your practice? Everyone from solo-practitioners to large-scale multi-location practices are integrating secure messaging for their healthcare practices. Take a look below as we give quick facts about messaging in healthcare, as well as address some questions and concerns providers frequently have. Information is provided by a joint initiative of HealthIT.gov and the National Learning Consortium.
Ask a Doctor: Practice Management Tips with Dr. Meinhardt, Founder of California Dermatology Specialists
In our Klara Ask a Doctor Series, we take a look at first-hand experiences of founders, CEOs and directors of medical practices. Klara is on a mission to solve the problem of inefficiencies in the healthcare industry. Our partners in transformation, medical professionals themselves, are leading the way. We select our interview subjects based on business acumen, success and of course interesting viewpoints. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to nominate a doctor to be featured.