This Week's Challenge: Patient satisfaction with the healthcare experience is influencing quality ratings and value-based reimbursement levels for hospitals, physicians and other providers. We wanted to see in which areas healthcare companies made changes to improve patient or member satisfaction.
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What We Learned: The May 2011 Benchmarks in Patient Satisfaction e-survey by the Healthcare Intelligence Network captured efforts to improve patientsí and membersí experience and satisfaction with their care. According to 146 healthcare companies who responded to the survey, the top five changes that improve patient or member satisfaction are:
Call management: 36.4 percent
Policies: 34.5 percent
Hiring and training: 34.5 percent
Appointment scheduling: 29.1 percent
Staffing: 29.1 percent
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Excerpted from 2011 Benchmarks in Patient Satisfaction Strategies: Improving the Healthcare Consumer Experience presents new market research on industry efforts to enhance the patient experience and levels of satisfaction with their care. This 60-page analysis, based on the responses of 146 organizations to the Healthcare Intelligence Network May 2011 survey on Improving Patient Satisfaction and the Patient Experience, presents the all-new data in more than 45 easy-to-follow graphs and tables.