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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. RMS Ranked One of the Top 10 Largest Patient Satisfaction Measurement Firms in the Nation by “Modern Healthcare”

    For 13 years, RMS has been a national leader in patient satisfaction surveying, growing its consulting and survey business within the healthcare industry and assisting numerous organizations across the nation in measuring patient satisfaction and engagement. Modern Healthcare recently released their annual report of the largest patient satisfaction measurement firms in the U.S., with RMS Read more

  8. What are CAHPS® Surveys?

    The following blog post was written by Sara Cruz, Research Associate at RMS. Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) standardized surveys are designed to help health care organizations use data collected from patients to identify strengths and areas of improvement, as well as track the improvement of quality care over time. CAHPS surveys Read more

  9. Higher Education—Budgets, Enrollment, Technology…Oh My!

    The following blog post was written by Erica Winters, Manager of Research Analytics at RMS. We’re officially in the heart of “back-to-school” season, and it’s shaping up to be another busy year in higher education. College and Universities nationwide continue to grapple with lean budgets, a decline in enrollment, and rising expectations among prospective students Read more

  10. Gearing Up for Going Back to School

    In a recent survey to parents, conducted by our team at Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc. (RMS), it was discovered that going back to school has its share of perceived ups and downs. With everything that goes into getting prepared for the new school year, we were eager to find out where parents across the Read more

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