As the healthcare industry shifts to a value-based system, the need to increase patient engagement is at the forefront. After all, a growing body of evidence supports the notion that improved patient engagement is directly linked to positive outcomes and lower costs.
Before we reveal the latest patient engagement trends and strategies it’s important to quickly discuss what factors drive patient engagement.
A seasoned nursing staff can be a healthcare organization’s greatest asset. They inspire patient-confidence, maintain institutional knowledge, and provide leadership during critical moments. They have measurable value. A 2016 report on nursing retention found most U.S. hospitals could save $5 to $8 million annually by reducing nurse turnover. Furthermore, a competent nursing staff has been linked to better patient outcomes.
Before you issue your next RFP to select an agency partner, stop and ask, “why.” Are you legally required to issue RFPs? Do your bylaws require it? Or is it just the way it’s always been done? If it’s not required, consider these reasons to ditch RFPs. If it is required, read on for four ways to find the right agency partner using RFPs.
In our last post we discussed the importance of building relationships with news media and having a strategy for interacting with them. This post is about executing that strategy through interviews.