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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. what type of research?

    Integrating Primary Research with Secondary Research

    The following blog post was written by Josh Elander, Research Associate at RMS. Data is everywhere these days. It’s nearly impossible not to encounter at least one form of it in the business world on a regular basis, whether you’re a client or market research supplier. But not all data is created equal – primary Read more

  9. RMS anniversary

    Cheers to 15 years!

    Cinco de Mayo is a significant day for Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc. (RMS). This year, May 5th marks RMS’ 15th year of helping clients better understand their market perception through comprehensive data collection, surveying, assessments, focus groups and interviews. This impressive milestone marks a long journey from a three-person operation providing market research, to Read more

  10. Know Your Competitors

    The following blog post was written by Zach Shaw, Panel Associate at RMS. Knowing your competition is important, whether you’re starting a new business, revamping an old one, or rolling out a new service. Every good business plan should be created with their competitors in mind; it’s the best way to take a closer look Read more

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