Quality and Outcomes

Emotional vs. Rational Health Care Advertising—With a Nod to a 1960s Hit Song

Peter Hochstein

Peter Hochstein, our crackerjack marketing writer, likes to interview hospital marketing departments and their advertising agencies for his column. “And I often ask them identical questions. I justify this with an analogy concerning two people viewing an elephant from opposite ends,” he notes. “One party tells you the animal’s most notable feature is a skinny tail. Read More

Strategies for Encouraging Patients To Become Storytellers

Daniel C. Potts, Founder and President of the Cognitive Dynamics Foundation

How much do you really know about your patients? If you and your staff haven’t asked the people you treat to talk about their personal experiences, their families, their careers, and the things they care about, you could be missing a valuable opportunity to connect with them on a deeper level—and you may also be Read More

Storytelling as an Effective Population Health Management Strategy

Beth Sanders, Founder and CEO of LifeBio

How much do you really know about your patients? If you and your staff haven’t asked the people you treat to talk about their personal experiences, their families, their careers, and the things they care about, you could be missing a valuable opportunity to connect with them on a deeper level—and you may also be Read More

Bring Your Physicians and Administrators Together for Business Success

Dave Birdsall, CEP America

“When is the last time your C-suite reached out to your medical staff to find out what they want and need? If the answer is ‘never’ (or at least not anytime recently that you can remember), you could be missing out on some important opportunities to help your hospital or other health care setting reach Read More

7 Tips to Improve Patient Experience Through Life Stories

Daniel C. Potts, Founder and President of the Cognitive Dynamics Foundation

You can help your patients become authors of their own life stories. These tips from Beth Sanders, BA, Founder and CEO of LifeBio and Dr. Daniel C. Potts, FAAN, Founder and President of the Cognitive Dynamics Foundation will help get you started and guide your efforts:

How To Successfully Shift to Value-Based Population Health Management

David Wildebrandt

“There’s no denying it: Value-based population health management is here to stay,” says David Wildebrandt, a member of the Berkeley Research Group’s (BRG) Healthcare Performance Improvement practice. “But how can hospitals best manage the transition from a fee-for-service approach to treating sickness to adopting one that focuses on keeping patients well in the first place?” Most Read More