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Patient Engagement

April 10, 2019

The Real Cost of Missed Appointments for FQHCs

t’s no secret that missed appointments have a lasting impact on a healthcare center’s bottom line. In fact, a 2017 study revealed that, each year, no-shows cost the healthcare industry more than $150 billion. But when calculating the cost of a no-show, it’s important for FQHCs to consider losses that go beyond missed appointment hours. When you ...

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The Real Cost of Missed Appointments for FQHCs
April 2, 2019

The Link Between Economic Well-Being and Health

There is no doubt that underserved populations in the United States face significant health disparities—preventable differences in the burden of disease, injury, violence and overall health. Some factors, such as language barriers, can be easily overcome—adding an interpreter or translation service inside the health center is a relatively simple ...

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The Link Between Economic Well-Being and Health

Patient Engagement

March 26, 2019

Providing Diabetes Care to Underserved Populations

Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) are under immense pressure to improve patient care and engagement, while simultaneously cutting costs in order to keep up with the competition. It can be challenging to consider adding staff hours for patient engagement when you are constantly concerned about your financial stability in the wake of the ...

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Providing Diabetes Care to Underserved Populations

Patient Engagement

February 27, 2019

Why Patient Engagement Should Include More than Appointment Reminders

For many healthcare providers, getting a patient in the door is the primary focus given traditional fee-for-service models. This is particularly true for Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers (FQHCs) whose patients face unique barriers when it comes to making appointments. However, with extensive emphasis being placed on appointment reminders, ...

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Why Patient Engagement Should Include More than Appointment Reminders