Festivities, great music, tasty food and a remembrance walk…just a few highlights of an awesome experience at the Light the Night Walk on Saturday, October 11th. As a thank you from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for our efforts to support their cause- which resulted in a contribution of $31,386.40, over $7,700 more than we raised last year- we were invited to participate in this amazing night of celebration and remembrance.
The walk was held at Sugarhouse Park on a perfect fall evening. Light the Night is one of the signature campaigns which supports the mission of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – to find a cure for blood cancers and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.
Supporters attending that evening, received different colored wristbands which entitled each participant to a lantern (red for supporters, white for survivors and gold in memory of a loved one lost) and dinner was provided onsite by several supporting restaurants. Following an inspiring evening of the sharing of personal stories, acknowledgement of generous sponsors, those walking in memory of loved ones, and a moment of silence for those who have lost their battle with cancer, the evening ended with a perfect fireworks display.
Some Solutionaries shared the impact their experience of the evening had on them:
“It was so inspiring seeing the trail of lanterns ahead of us during the walk. A couple of times we went off the path to take a photo of the breathtaking scene as the lanterns rounded the pond. It was amazing to see how many white lanterns there were—how many people in the group had beaten cancer. I felt a great sense of community and oneness with a group of people I had never met before—it was really an awesome experience.”- Aaron Ludwig (shown below, with daughter.)
“It was an amazing night! When the gold lanterns were raised in remembrance of those who have lost their life to cancer I got chills. It reminded me that even though we had a fun time (maybe too much fun) raising money for LLS it may have not helped those who have passed on but hopefully it will help those who are battling cancer now and may battle it in the future. I was so proud to be a Solutionary that night and to hear of the difference that our contributions as a company will make for those in need.”- Jen Meeks (shown below)
“Light the Night was amazing! It was overwhelming to see all the lanterns moving through Sugarhouse Park. I had the privilege of walking with my company and my family. I love the way LLS raises awareness & funds, and brings people together to support, recognize and remember those affected by cancer.”- Kelly Morris
We think we can speak for everyone at Solutionreach when we say we are grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of such a great cause. It was an awesome experience! Thanks to all Solutionaries who attended and to those who worked hard in preparation for it! It was most definitely a night to remember!
We’re excited to announce an upcoming FREE webinar, brought to you by Solutionreach and our partner NextLevel Practice!
Join us for this free, live webinar beginning at 12:00 PM (PST) Tuesday, October 14th. Watch and learn as Gary Kadi, founder of NextLevel Practice, unpacks the 5 most important reasons your business needs a monthly patient newsletter.
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As if our unique multi-provider, multi-location capability wasn’t already fantastic, we just made it better!
Here is a quick recap of the personalized Multi-Provider and Multi-Location features as they were before today. If you’re already using these tools (that are included with your Solutionreach service), take a look to find out if you’ve been making full use of these capabilities.
As we listen to our valued clients and receive feedback on how to better serve you, we continue to add to, update and improve our service offerings. As a result, we have added the following features to our already stand-alone, revolutionary, patient engagement platform:
At Solutionreach, we know that no two practices are the same and so we continue to create the tools you need to connect with your patients in the most personal way. Enabling you to match the right patient with the right provider and customize your patient communication to reflect the feel, tone, and personality of your practice, you will be able to improve patient satisfaction and optimize office efficiency.
Is anybody else wondering where 2014 went? I swear I just put my holiday decorations up a couple months ago. (Actually that’s totally possible.) It’s that time of year again. Hustle and bustle and emptied bank accounts are on the horizon very soon. Time to gear up!
This would be the perfect time to get your holiday newsletters ready to send out to your patients! Life has settled for a bit after the busyness of back to school, schedules have been established, bank accounts are recovering (for the short term) and so it’s a good time to reach out. Once the chaos of the holiday season sets in, scheduling their continued care appointments is going to be furthest from their minds! So what’s the best way to successfully connect with them during this busy time?
Utilizing a patient newsletter to encourage your patients to be mindful of their health throughout the holiday season is a good way to keep your practice on the forefront of their minds so they don’t forget to come in or at least schedule those end or first of the year appointments.
We are excited to acknowledge Marco’s research, insight and hard work in authoring his essay regarding how communication technology will improve patient-centered care in the coming years and why it is critical for the future of healthcare. Vital to this advancement, is the implementation of patient engagement software in order to more successfully connect with one’s patients to improve patient-provider communication and achieve healthier outcomes. Check out Marco’s essay:
Patient engagement systems are the hospital’s extended hands holding onto the patient. A well cared-for patient requires attention and communication with their corresponding medical team, especially during chronic cases. A patient needs to be checked regularly so that the right medical choice can be made, and patient engagement technology allows this to happen. Healthcare IT can utilize these communication systems to record new data when a representative speaks with the patient, show the patient updated test results, and provide the patient with direct communication with their doctors.
Patients can now be diagnosed without having to leave their own homes. With a human population that continues to grow, hospitals need better ways to care for the needs of all their patients. Patient engagement systems provide the personal attention that patients can only get at a medical clinic or hospital, making both the medical staff’s and the patient’s life easier. It is healthcare’s goal to show the patient that they are not alone in their illness, that there groups of people working hard to help them.
Recently, we discussed what cloud computing means for doctors. The health care industry has been notoriously slow to adopt new technologies, and the cloud is no different. This is partly due to issues of cost and time, but also — quite understandably — because of privacy concerns about patient information.
At a recent health tech conference, Joshua Newman, an M.D. and the director of product and health strategy at Salesforce.com, a pioneering cloud technology company, said a big part of his job is communicating the value of the cloud to health providers, while alleviating their fears about breaches of sensitive patient data. (To be fair, there have been millions of such breaches reported to the federal government – and those are just the ones that were reported.)
The health care cloud is growing, along with providers’ trust.
However, doctors soon may not have a choice but to embrace the cloud, given new federal requirements for the health care industry to begin migrating patient records from paper-based to digital. Basically, all medical professionals with access to patient records must utilize electronic medical and health records (EMR and EHR) by 2015, or face penalties.
Read the full post on the Eyemaginations blog, here.
To learn more about how technology — including the cloud — can help you with patient engagement and more in your practice, register for the free Solutionreach and Eyemaginations webinar, “Is Your Practice Soaring in the Cloud,” presented on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 8:30 PM EST.
What a success!
We want to give a huge shout out to everyone who showed up last Saturday (the 14th) to attend this year’s SolutionRun as we raised money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS.) The support and participation (whether through running, walking, volunteering, and/or donating) was truly an awesome experience to be a part of.
We especially want to express our gratitude to all those that got up at the crack of dawn to volunteer to make it such a great experience for everyone involved. We know that 6:00 am comes early on a Saturday, so thank you!
Solutionreach employees had decided before race-day how much sweat they were willing to sacrifice, selecting from a full Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, or open course participation.
They arrived with family, friends, strollers, and/or dogs in tow—there was even a Kids’ Fun Run!
Everyone was donned in shirts that commanded, You Shall Not Pass on their backs: Solutionaries in bright blue, friends and family in bright green.
(View our full photo album on the Solutionreach Facebook or Google+ pages)
Marco Nunez, is the lucky recipient of those 3 magic words today! Impressed by his illustration of patient engagement technology and how the implementation of it in health care improves communication and overall patient health, the Solutionreach Scholarship Committee was pleased to award Marco our $2000 fall scholarship.
The Solutionreach scholarship was created for the purpose of supporting an individual that we believe has the drive, passion, and commitment to learning needed in order to contribute to their community in a meaningful way and bring about positive change in their lives and in the world.
Take a look at some great insights Marco offered:
By: Misty Absher Clark
With social media on the rise, most people have come to accept that it is not going away. It is here to stay! You may have figured out (if not, now is a good time to do so) that social media is a GREAT way to build relationships with your patients and get your message out to a whole new group of potential patients. The rewards will be greater patient retention, increased ROI on marketing efforts, and a better educated patient.
Knowing this, many practices have felt that the best way to keep up in this fast paced, ever changing world is to a) have one person WHO is SOLELY responsible for social media content, development and engagement OR b) to outsource it to another company. The challenge with either of these solutions on their own leaves a social media strategy full of holes.
An appointment reminder doesn’t really prevent them from locking their keys in the car.
You can’t automate patient reminders for leaving the stove on.
And appointment reminders don’t do much for helping them remember to feed the fish.
But at least they won’t forget another appointment.
Just think… as long as they can find their keys, they’ll even show up on time!
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