We have been taking steps to increase patient engagement for years and we have found that the best way to do this is to enable for true transparency. Reading articles by journalist across the country it is clear that what patients need is the ability to truly compare providers, institutions and practices so that they have a better understanding of the care they are receiving. This starts with the coordination of care within your practice first. From our work there, we created the website we use now for uninsured/price-sensitive patients, so that they can compare and shop for the procedures they need. The responses we’ve gotten from patients who were satisfied with the care is unparalleled in comparison to other efforts we’ve made in the past. Allowing and helping your patients to become more engaged, as the controllers of their own care truly does bring about better outcomes, less costs to them and better collections for your practice.
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