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Patients First

Larry H. Bernstein, MD, FCAP, Curator

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Office of Patient Experience

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Cleveland Clinic defines our patient experience as putting “Patients First”.

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Putting patients first requires more than world-class clinical care – it requires care that addresses every aspect of a patient’s encounter with Cleveland Clinic, including the patient’s physical comfort, as well as their educational, emotional, and spiritual needs. Our team of professionals serves as an advisory resource for critical initiatives across the Cleveland Clinic health system. In addition, we provide resources and data analytics; identify, support, and publish sustainable best practices; and collaborate with a variety of departments to ensure the consistent delivery of patient-centered care.

Cleveland Clinic was the first major academic medical center to make patient experience a strategic goal, appoint a Chief Experience Officer, and one of the first to establish an Office of Patient Experience.

 

Patient Experience Measurement

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How We Measure Patient Experience

All acute care hospitals throughout the United States participate in a patient survey process designed and regulated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This HCAHPS survey (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) measures patients’ perspectives of their hospital care.

Public results are available at hospitalcompare.hhs.gov. Eligible adult patients are surveyed after hospital discharge and results displayed represent four consecutive calendar quarters.

Due to a time lag of the published HCAHPS survey results, we believe it is important for you to see our most recent feedback. View our HCAHPS scores from the last public reported period as well as our recent performance.

HCAHPS Education and Data Coordination

The Intelligence Team in the Office of Patient Experience plays a vital role in coordinating survey data transmission between the survey vendor and the Cleveland Clinic system. Real-time survey results, complete with benchmark comparisons and performance indicators, are maintained on an internal web-based dashboard program available to all staff in leadership and management roles. The team also provides survey education, particularly for the CMS-required inpatient HCAHPS survey process, and works together with leadership to uncover feedback trends and help prioritize experience improvement efforts.

 

Patient Experience: Empathy & Innovation Summit

Patient Experience: A Key Differentiator

Patient experience has emerged as a dynamic issue for healthcare executives, physicians, nursing executives and industry leaders. No provider can afford to offer anything less than the best clinical, physical and emotional experience to patients and families. As patients become savvier, they judge healthcare providers not only on clinical outcomes, but also on their ability to be compassionate and deliver excellent, patient-centered care.

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Patient Satisfaction with Hospital Experience

Curator: Larry H. Bernstein, MD, FCAP

 

 

Getting It Right: The Link Between the Patient Experience and Hospital Reputation

Katie Johnson, Ph.D., Director of Research and Analytics, National Research: 02/21/2014 –
See more at: http://www.nationalresearch.com/blog/33/#sthash.z8OlwguT.dpuf

 

When you get your daily vanilla latte, you know what to expect every single time—a great cup of Joe. And because of your positive morning (or afternoon) experience, you’ll keep going back. Does this same notion apply in healthcare? Absolutely.

But if you had a poor experience at your hospital, would you go back? Probably not.

It’s not rocket science that when you have a positive, favorable consumer experience with a product or service, you will keep going back for more—you may even adopt brand loyalty. However, as simple as this sounds, healthcare providers are not always “getting it right.”

According to a study by the National Research Corporation Market Insights Survey, the largest healthcare consumer survey in the U.S., eight percent of patients said their hospital experience was poor enough to not recommend the healthcare facility to family or friends. In addition, nine percent of patients rated their overall hospital care and services poorly.

When patients have a highly engaged, positive experience with their hospital, it’s a win-win situation. Hospital reputation is everything. And this rings true even more so today, since the patient experience is tied to hospital reimbursements. Below is a list of research-based evidence that explains why reputation matters:

    • Patient experience is important. It’s important because treating patients well is the right thing to do. It’s important because a positive patient experience is related to better health outcomes (including lower readmission rates). It’s important because Value Based Purchasing has tied Medicare reimbursement to HCAHPS scores. It’s also important, we have found, because of its impact on hospital reputation.

 

    • Hospital reputation is important. Why should hospitals care about their reputations? Hospital reputation plays a part in the selection process among would-be patients. Approximately nine in 10 people indicate that reputation is important when selecting a hospital. Further, once an individual selects and utilizes a hospital, he or she is more likely to utilize that same facility for future healthcare needs (pending a positive experience, of course).

 

    • Hospital reputation is related to patient experience. Our research has shown that hospitals providing positive patient experiences have better reputations. In other words, hospitals that are rated highly by their discharged patients are also rated highly by the general public (whether they’ve had a direct hospital experience or not).

 

    • We’ve found evidence to support an important chain of events. Patient experience drives reputation. Reputation drives utilization. Utilization drives future utilization.

 

    • Some aspects of reputation are more closely related to patient experience than others. The top five correlates, in descending order, are:
      • most personalized care
      • best accommodations
      • highest patient safety
      • best nurses
      • best overall quality

 

    • Today’s patient experience is related to tomorrow’s reputation. It takes time for reputations to form and change, and there is evidence of lag-time in the relationship between patient experience and hospital reputation. Correlations are strongest when patient experience is measured at the first time, and reputation is measured at the second time and six months later. This lag relationship indicates that the quality of the patient experience being administered in a hospital today is significantly related to the reputation of that hospital six months from now.

 

    • “Bad” hospital reputations are even more important. Facilities delivering poor patient experiences are four times more likely to have poor reputations than facilities delivering good patient experiences. Bad news travels fast and wide. In order to improve a poor reputation brought on by a poor patient experience, facilities would be wise to turn their attention inward and focus on improving the experiences they provide their patients.

 

  • We have a roadmap. The figure below is designed for healthcare leaders who would like to explore potential improvement strategies based on where their facilities are situated on the continuum of patient experience and reputation. While all strive to be in the top right category, scoring well on both patient experience and reputation, the reality is that the majority of facilities will find themselves located in one of the other three groups. Facilities in the top or bottom groups on the left side would do well to focus on the patient experience first and foremost. As we’ve learned, if the quality of patient experience is low, there is little that can be done effectively in terms of marketing and advertising. Facilities in the bottom right quadrant (high quality patient experience, but with reputations not reflective of that), should put resources into spreading the word and advertise the strength of their patient experience. It’s important that those in the community are made aware of the high-caliber care being delivered.

 

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Research Brief: The Link Between the Patient Experience and Hospital Reputation

Hospitals and health systems across the United States are focusing increased effort on the delivery of superior patient experience, and with good reason. The provision of top-notch patient care translates to tangible benefits to both patients and their families, as well as to the healthcare facility itself.

In a research brief published by National Research Corporation in February 2014, The Link Between Patient Experience and Hospital Reputation, Dr. Katie Johnson presents findings showing how the patient experience is directly tied to a hospital or health system’s reputation. Research is derived from the National Research Market Insights Survey, the largest online healthcare consumer survey in the United States.

 

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