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  1. Closed Account Research in Banking – Case Study

    This blog post was written by Erica Winters, Sr. Research Analyst & Social Media Strategist, and is a summary of a recent project completed by Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc. (RMS). Background: A banking institution recently partnered with Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc. (RMS) to conduct closed account research with members who have voluntarily closed their Read more

  2. Healthcare Update! Acronyms You Need to Know!

    The following blog post was written by Christine Benn, Business Development Coordinator at RMS. As the healthcare industry continues to grow and evolve, we are finding ourselves with more and more acronyms to remember. As a research firm, we want to help you stay up to date and informed on the latest acronyms we are Read more

  3. Don’t Postpone, Move Forward with OAS CAHPS Surveying

    The following blog post was written by Mark Dengler, President of RMS.  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed delaying implementation of the mandated 2018 date for the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Outpatient and Ambulatory Surgery Survey (OAS CAHPS). As a result, many ambulatory surgery center facilities are trying Read more

  4. Hospital Revenue Management In-Depth Interviews – Case Study

    This blog post was written by Erica Winters, Sr. Research Analyst & Social Media Strategist, and is a summary of a recent project completed by Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc. (RMS). Background: A consulting company recently partnered with RMS to conduct hospital revenue management research. The client wanted to better understand the hospital merger/acquisition process as Read more

  5. Using Demographic Segmentation in Branding Strategy

    The following post was written by Josh Elander, Research Associate at RMS. Whether or not we’re aware of it, we’re always segmenting the people we encounter; how old they are, what kind of house or car they own, and whether or not they’re raising a family. The idea of using this kind of segmentation has Read more

  6. Higher Education Enrollment Process Research – Case Study

    This blog post was written by Erica Winters, Sr. Research Analyst & Social Media Strategist, and is a summary of a recent project completed by Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc. (RMS). Background: A higher education institution recently partnered with RMS to conduct enrollment process research. The client wanted to better understand the follow up, efficiency, and Read more

  7. MIPS CAHPS CMS Approved Vendor

    RMS Receives CMS Approval to Administer the MIPS CAHPS Survey

    The following blog post was written by Maggy Stewart, Graphic Designer & Marketing Coordinator at RMS. Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc. (RMS) announced it has received final approval from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to conduct the Merit-based Incentive Payment System Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Survey (MIPS CAHPS)® for the Read more

  8. PCMH 2017

    The Redesigned PCMH™ Recognition Process is Here. How’s Your Practice Shaping Up?

    The following blog post was written by Maggy Stewart, Graphic Designer & Marketing Coordinator at RMS. This past March, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) launched the redesigned Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition program, which includes an ongoing, sustained recognition status with an annual check-in and reporting. Redesigned program features replaced the previous program’s three-year Read more

  9. Employee Experience

    The Benefits of Measuring Employee Satisfaction

    The following blog post was written by Josh Elander, Research Associate at RMS.   Surveys are a premier research method for obtaining honest and effective feedback from consumers, but they’re also a valuable way to gain insights from your employees. We have a long history of conducting employee surveys for companies looking to gauge the Read more

  10. customer experience

    3 Tips to Elevate the Customer Experience

    The following blog post was written by Maggy Stewart, Graphic Designer & Marketing Coordinator at RMS. Years ago, customer service got a little shifty. It wasn’t uncommon that you found yourself trying to communicate your billing issues via keypad and automated telephone systems. It also wasn’t uncommon to find yourself treated as just another number Read more

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