The outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has many patients feeling anxious. It’s no mystery why—the virus’s spread has been alarmingly fast, and the attendant stories in the media have struck a tone that comes close to panic. Health-system frontline staff are facing enormous pressure in their roles as practitioners, guides, and advocates for public health. →
It’s hard to deny the excitement surrounding this year’s Pediatric Collaborative. After all, the event was completely sold out, as representatives from 25 pediatric organizations across the country gathered in Omaha to learn, network, and develop a vision for the future of pediatric care. Here some of the highlights you’ll want to bear in mind. →
Consumer Trends Report: To remove friction from the encounter, you must understand your customers first.
Brian Curtiss, system marketing director at Bay Care Health System in central Florida, has a few ideas. “High-quality clinical care is important, yes. But it’s presumed. It’s the minimum,” Brian says. “Earning a position in the marketplace today is less about clinical delivery, than it is about how we serve people.” Data from NRC Health’s 2020 Consumer Trends Report—a comprehensive survey of healthcare-customer preferences, drawing from over two million patient comments and more than 300,000 Market Insights responses—seems to support Brian’s... →
While most older patients remain wary of engaging with digital health tools, younger generations are not only fully on board, but are also choosing healthcare providers based primarily on their digital offerings, according to a new NRC Health report. This generational gap can pose major problems for providers hoping to craft a strategy that appeals to and satisfies every patient. →
Today’s consumers are expecting more from their providers. They’re less tolerant of frustration, savvier in navigating alternatives, and more than ready to switch providers if their expectations aren’t met. That’s hard news for organizations leaning on outdated tactics to win customer loyalty—but not for health systems that are ready to distinguish themselves. →