In an era in when hospitals compete for patients by boasting the latest clinical technology, the most prestigious physicians and impressive amenities, patient satisfaction is most influenced by human factors, especially superior service-related communication skills between hospital staff and patients, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 National Patient Experience StudySM released today.
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Some changes in how health insurance works have already taken effect, as a result of the recent legislation generally known as "Obamacare." Expect more changes in the next couple of years.
Hospice care is an option for those in the final phases of a terminal illness. Its objective is not to prolong life, but to provide maximum comfort for a patient who may be nearing the end of life. Usually, keeping the patient alert and pain-free are top priorities.
Developing an exercise program doesn't have to be difficult. You just need to know where to start.
Healthcare experts agree that losing weight is fairly easy for most people, but keeping the weight off is a greater challenge. Here are some weight-loss methods and lifestyle changes to consider...
Having a pet can be good for your physical and mental health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a pet can help lower your blood pressure, help you recover more quickly from illness, and help to lower your levels of anxiety and depression.
No one particularly looks forward to a hospital stay. But if you know ahead of time that one will be necessary, you can cut down on stress and confusion by preparing for it advance.
Helen Keller Hospital has been recognized for service excellence under the J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Hospital ProgramSM. This distinction acknowledges a strong commitment by the hospital to provide "An Outstanding Inpatient Experience."
Almost all medications have their risks, even when they've been prescribed by a doctor. However, those risks can be avoided in many instances. Here are some tips...
When you're choosing a hospital, start by listing all the hospitals in your area that are covered by your health plan and where your regular doctor has privileges. If you're concerned about a specific medical condition, choose a hospital that's known for its experience and success in treating that specific condition.
A pharmacist prepares medications, fills doctors' prescriptions, and counsels patients about the proper use of medications.
Amid uncertainty surrounding the future of employer-sponsored coverage,
employers are preparing to pursue alternate methods of offering
healthcare options to their employees--such as defined contributions,
vouchers, exchange purchasing--or cutting coverage altogether, according
to the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Employer Health Plan StudySM released today.
Health plans familiar with marketing to employer purchasers will find much that is different when marketing to individual purchasers.
Pharmaceutical sales representatives may risk becoming so product-focused that they fail to understand or respond to the ever-changing service needs of their customers.