Tag Archives: Healthcare Market Research

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  1. HCAHPS Update: Using Patient Experience Information in Hospitals

    The following post was written by Samadhi Moreno, Healthcare Research Associate at RMS. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently announced a new exciting research project titled: “Using Patient Experience Information in Hospitals: A survey of Hospital Quality Leaders.” The project aims to answer the following questions: How do hospitals collect patient experience

  2. 12 Step Program for Data Breach Response

    The following blog post was written by Al Tripodi, Quality Auditor Associate at RMS. It’s probably not surprising that there has been an increasing number of HIPAA Breaches across the country. There is no question that as you hear of these breaches, you consider how to put more rigor around prevention. Here are 12 best

  3. Is Your Practice HIPAA Compliant?

    The following blog post was written by Al Tripodi, Quality Auditor Associate at RMS. HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance is paramount to health care organizations, as well as any vendors or associates which have access to Protected Health Information (PHI). Violation of HIPAA can lead to termination of employment, large financial fines, and even jail

  4. NCQA Announces Intention to Redesign PCMH™ Recognition Process

    The following blog post was written by Karen Joncas, a Healthcare Transformation Coordinator at RMS. The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has announced that it is redesigning the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition process to better engage practices in an ongoing assessment of compliance with PCMH standards. Four key goals of the newly redesigned

  5. Market Research Can Help Meet DSRIP Goals

    The following blog post was written by Karen Joncas, a Healthcare Transformation Coordinator at RMS. Across the country, health care and community resource providers have joined together to transform our health care delivery systems, reducing the upward cost curve of Medicaid spending while ensuring access to appropriate, quality care. States have been given the opportunity to

  6. CAHPS® for PQRS Timeline Taking Shape for 2015

    This blog post was written by our guest blogger Megan O’Donnell, Manager at Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc. (RMS) Healthcare Division. The Affordable Care Act mandates that all eligible professionals in practices of two or more physicians, who are receiving payment for Medicare Part B fee-for-service under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS), participate in public

  7. Using the CAHPS® Clinician & Group Survey for Quality Improvement—Moving Results Into Actions

    This blog post was written by our guest blogger Megan O’Donnell, Manager at Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc. (RMS) – Healthcare Division. So your organization is conducting surveys of your patients to measure their experience with your practice. Now what? Using the information from the CAHPS®1 Clinician & Group Survey (CG-CAHPS) can help your practice improve the quality of experiences

  8. Hospital Mergers, Acquisitions, and Affiliations | Case Study

    This blog post is a case summary of a recent market research project completed by Research & Marketing Strategies (RMS). All hospitals and health systems should use market research to help guide any type of hospital merger or new affiliation. It’s critical to understand perceptions and challenges among staff and physicians, as well as the

  9. Does Happier Staff Equal Happier Patients? | Healthcare Market Research

    This blog post was written by our new guest blogger Michele Treinin, Healthcare Analyst of the Healthcare team at Research & Marketing Strategies (RMS). Medical offices are constantly under the pressure to meet the needs of patients, not only to provide excellent healthcare but to also satisfy the patient from every aspect of their experience.

  10. Client Satisfaction Survey Results | RMS Healthcare

    Yesterday’s blog post featured the RMS Analytics team’s survey results.  Today, we switch gears to highlight the Healthcare team’s results.  As was detailed yesterday, in 2012, Research & Marketing Strategies (RMS) retooled its client satisfaction survey to garner more actionable feedback from our clients.  At the end of each healthcare project/process, RMS mails out a client satisfaction