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  1. Market Research in Times of COVID-19

    Within the last few months of the COVID-19 virus impact, consumers and business owners, alike, have been faced with a rapidly changing world that has affected every aspect of their lives—market research included. With the addition of shelter-in-place orders, there is a noticeably positive shift in response rates for market researchers. The RMS team has Read more

  2. RMS Response to COVID-19

    Updated as of Monday, March 23 In response to COVID-19, the RMS team is fully functional and working remote. To contact us directly, please visit our staff page here. Currently there are local, state, and federal states of emergency where RMS offices are based that are impacting our normal business operations. Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc. Read more

  3. World Kidney Day 2020: Recognizing the Importance of Dialysis Patient Experiences

    As we take a moment to recognize World Kidney Day—March 12, 2020—we are also vastly approaching the Spring 2020 cycle for ICH CAHPS® dialysis facilities. The ICH CAHPS Survey is a means to engage patients in sharing their experience with the facility and provider. As part of the national move to a value-based, outcomes-driven healthcare Read more

  4. The Impact of Social Determinants of Health on Patient Outcomes (Updated)

    The following is an update to a blog post written by Shannon Beebe, Manager of Healthcare Operations. Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) play a very important role in health outcomes of patients of all ages. The ability to influence social determinants largely falls outside of the healthcare system’s reach. Therefore, a key to address opportunities Read more

  5. So Your Practice Has Officially Earned their PCMH Recognition. Hurray! Now What?

    First of all, congratulations for your continued commitment to PCMH (Patient-Centered Medical Home) Recognition through your practice’s recent recognition. No doubt this was a journey, and your accomplishments are well-deserving of celebration (happy dance and party hats encouraged). Once the confetti has settled, it’s time for your practice to think “next steps” to keep the Read more

  6. RMS Research Featured in CenterState CEO’s 2020 Economic Forecast Report

    This blog post summarizes a recent project completed by Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc. (RMS) in conjunction with CenterState CEO in Syracuse, NY. Download the 2020 CenterState CEO Economic Forecast Report PDF here. Released last week, the 2020 Economic Forecast report by CenterState CEO identifies trends that impacted the economy throughout 2019, and outlines opportunities Read more

  7. Understanding Your Customers—Making VoC Research Work For You

    The following blog post was written by Erica Winters, Manager of Research Analytics at RMS.  We hear it all the time—your boss has just told you the company needs to find new ways to connect with customers. And you’ve been put in charge of doing just that (cue hyperventilation). That’s not you? How about this…you’re Read more

  8. Staff Spotlight | Get to Know the RMS Team

    Who’s On the Other Line of a Telephone Survey? Written by Heather Kubacki, RMS Graphic Designer & Marketing Coordinator As you can imagine, the RMS team’s talents extend beyond market research and exceptional customer service. Meet Kathleen Deming, a telephone interviewer in RMS QualiSight, our in-house Call Center—or you might know her better as Buella Read more

  9. The Impact of Social Determinants of Health on Patient Outcomes

    The following blog post was written by Shannon Beebe, Manager of Healthcare Operations. RMS Healthcare is pleased to provide ongoing relevant information on healthcare trends and specific transformation activities. We understand the importance of identifying and assessing Social Determinants of Health and the impact on care delivery and management. Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) play Read more

  10. NCQA Updates for 2020 You Should Know

    We would like to take this opportunity to share recent updates with you pertinent to PCMH™ Recognition. National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) continues in their commitment to New York State Patient-Centered Medical Home (NYS PCMH) Recognition. They recently announced that effective January 1, 2020 that attestations for specific NYS PCMH criteria would not be Read more

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