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Patients Willing To Try Televisits

Patients are willing to choose televisits over conventional office visits, according to a recent Health Industry Distributor Association (HIDA) survey. Leading reasons for choosing telemedicine include convenience and lower cost. Crucially, telemedicine may offer providers an additional way to strengthen relationships with patients. HIDA recently released an infographic detailing patients’ thoughts on and experiences with [...]

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Patients Seek Quality Care, Even As Costs Climb

Patients Seek Quality Care, Even As Costs Climb

There has been a lot of talk lately about how rising expenses are changing the way consumers shop for healthcare. HIDA’s latest Horizon Report, Healthcare Consumerism: Quality and Cost Driving Patient Behavior, backs this idea. The research also shows that quality remains the most important factor in provider selection, leading both cost of care and [...]

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Are You Giving Your Patients the Best Visit Possible?

Are You Giving Your Patients the Best Visit Possible?

Patients, especially younger ones, pay very close attention to their surroundings during provider visits. They prefer providers with clean and accessible facilities, and are impressed by those who offer amenities and use up-to-date medical equipment and technology. HIDA recently released a new infographic detailing the characteristics of an ideal provider visit. Drawing upon the research [...]

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Millennials Will Shake Up Healthcare

Millennials Will Shake Up Healthcare

Did you know that Millennials are now the largest generation in America? What’s more, they take a markedly different approach to healthcare than previous generations. Millennials tend to select providers the same way they select an auto shop or a restaurant, basing their decision on multiple consumer factors instead of attempting to form long-term relationships. [...]

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Insights for the 2016 Flu Season

Insights for the 2016 Flu Season

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its annual update on seasonal influenza and vaccine recommendations for the 2016-17 flu season. Notably, the CDC has recommended against the FluMist nasal spray vaccine due to questions over its effectiveness. The CDC’s recommendation has not affected the FDA’s approval of the vaccine. Just in time [...]

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Posted in: AMS Webinars & Training, Efficient Access, HIDA Resources, Patient Care Focus, Policy Outlook & Analysis, Supply chain data trends

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Yes, Medical Products Really Do Contribute to Patient Satisfaction

Yes, Medical Products Really Do Contribute to Patient Satisfaction

A new HIDA report, featured in Modern Healthcare, shows that patients pay attention to the care they receive – including the medical products that are used. This creates an enormous opportunity for suppliers to emphasize solutions that help providers improve patient satisfaction. For example, patients surveyed said they want same-visit test results, so vendor salespeople [...]

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Posted in: Best Practices, Going Green, HIDA News, HIDA Resources, How distributors make a difference, Patient Care Focus, Research & Analysis, Special Features, Supply chain data trends

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CDC Releases Annual Flu Recommendations, Implications

CDC Releases Annual Flu Recommendations, Implications

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its annual update on flu basics and vaccine recommendations for the 2015-2016 flu season. The CDC recommends everyone aged six months and older receive the vaccine starting in October when the flu season begins, and ideally before December when the flu season typically peaks. Just in time for [...]

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Posted in: Advocacy and Gov Affairs, Best Practices, HIDA News, Patient Care Focus

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Why Patient Experience Matters Most

Why Patient Experience Matters Most

Recently, we’ve had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Jim Merlino, Chief Experience Officer and Surgeon for the Cleveland Clinic Health System, who has made it his mission to raise awareness about patient-centered provider initiatives that can ensure higher quality care and safer outcomes for patients. We are excited to have Dr. Merlino lead the [...]

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