New Features: Telehealth Survey and Updated Survey Interface

The SurveyVitals solution is continuously evolving to fit our users’ unique needs–healthcare organizations of all sizes and specialties. Improvements and new developments to the online reporting patient experience platform come as a result of direct input and asks from clients.

Our newly released telehealth survey solution makes it easy for practices providing both in-person visits and audio/visual offerings to understand and measure what might feel like a new experience. Additionally, the patient survey interface has been optimized to improve user experience. To learn more about these releases, read below or contact your SurveyVitals account manager.

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Telehealth Survey

Due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, more healthcare organizations are offering virtual visits than ever before to reduce the risk of exposure to patients and staff. To help our clients adapt, we developed the Telehealth Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire (TPSQ).

The telehealth survey features 12 questions about the patient experience with virtual visits within your healthcare organization. These questions cover scheduling the visit, logging on, provider communication and interactions, and willingness to recommend.

The telehealth survey easily adapts to your workflow. Organizations offering both in-person and telehealth visits can upload a single patient list for both visit types, so no additional work is needed after survey setup is complete.

Updated Survey Interface

Our new digital survey interface was designed to improve the user experience for patients while taking the survey. The update ensures a consistent experience and furthers patient accessibility. Over 90% of SurveyVitals digital surveys are completed on mobile devices.

Telehealth Survey New Interface

If you are interested in enabling the telehealth survey for your organization or have questions about the updated survey interface, reach out to your SurveyVitals Account Manager or contact us using the blue chat icon at the bottom of the screen.

June 16th, 2020 Categories: COVID-19, featured, Outpatient Practice, Patient Experience

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New Feature: SPSQ Low Score Comment Prompts

Low Score Comment Prompts

Better understand patient concerns with our low-score survey logic, now included on our Standard Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire (SPSQ). When patients select a score of a ‘1’ or ‘2’ on the five-point Likert scale for any standard survey question, they will be prompted to leave a comment describing their experience in that area.

The long-term use of this feature on our Anesthesia Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire (APSQ2) has been effective in helping providers to better understand trends and improvement opportunities in specific areas. These prompts encourage patients to include details about a specific part of their experience, providing deeper insights than often gained with generalized comment prompts at the end of a survey. Please note, there will be no change to the existing SPSQ comment questions with the addition of the low score prompts.

To gain even more insight from your patient feedback, use our sentiment analysis tool to review patient low score comments. This will help you to identify the most critical feedback quickly.

Have questions about this new feature or the SPSQ survey? Chat with us using the blue chat icon below, or reach out to your client account manager. Interested in learning more about SurveyVitals? Request a demo of the solution here.

December 16th, 2019 Categories: featured, Outpatient Practice, Patient Experience, Product Features

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Public Review Just Got Better! Boost Your Google Business Reviews with this New Feature

Nearly 90 percent of patients look to online reviews when choosing a physician, so increasing a positive presence online is more important than ever.

SurveyVitals’ Public Review feature helped healthcare providers and organizations proactively build their online reputation and improve their search rank in 2019. The feature drives verified patients to leave public reviews about their experiences on a page hosted by SurveyVitals and indexed by Google, allowing prospective patients to find you more easily online.

Since its launch this year, over 200,000 verified patients have posted online ratings using Public Review, and 98% of those reviews scored 4 out of 5 stars or higher. Using our composite scoring algorithm ensures patients’ public star ratings are more reflective of their visit, rather than a single aspect of their experience.

Public Review is an important tool that allows healthcare organizations and providers to build a brand on the web. However, we also want to help get you more positive reviews where they matter the most. Google accounts for 57.5% of all online reviews worldwide, far superseding other online review platforms. If you have only a handful of Google reviews, a one- or two-star rating can drag your overall rating down.

Public Review + Google

We’ve enhanced our Public Review feature to give you a two-pronged approach to building your online reputation. The newest expansion of the tool allows you to better incorporate your Google Business pages into your SEO strategy. Use Public Review to boost your volume of reviews by driving a percentage of your verified patients to your Google Business review pages.

Public Review plus Google

How it works

Setup is quick and easy. Add your Google Business review link to your Public Review settings within your SurveyVitals portal, and specify a percentage of your patients to route directly to this page upon completion of a survey. You can link to the Google Business reviews page for the whole organization or separate pages for each of your practice locations.

That’s it! To schedule a demo or learn more, chat with us using the blue chat icon below.

December 13th, 2019 Categories: featured, Patient Experience, Product Features, Reputation Management

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Breakout Provider Performance by Location

Provider Scorecard

SurveyVitals has enhanced the Location & Provider Details reporting feature to optimize how organization and division-level users capture provider performance.

Location & Provider Details allows organization and division-level users to quickly filter, sort, and rank division and provider performance for the whole organization. This time-saving tool eliminates the work of running custom reports and organizing data.

LAPD Sample

Based on client feedback, the Location & Provider Details data models have been updated to provide a more granular look at your organization’s data and individual provider performance across locations.

Provider Performance by Division

Organization-level users will continue to see all providers and their performance across all divisions where they practice. Division-level users will now see only the providers and their performance data for that particular division. At this level of granularity, the data becomes more pertinent by giving division leaders and clinicians a better sense of how providers interact with patients in different locations and settings.

Location codes and provider NPIs have also been added to the Location & Provider Details data. This information may be useful to match up providers and locations appropriately when downloading raw data.

Provider Scorecard

You can compare a provider’s individual performance across locations by viewing the new provider scorecard. Simply click the name of any provider in the report results to view this data.

The scorecard allows you to see how a provider is performing at one location versus another or overall. For example, the scorecard below shows the provider performing in the 100th percentile for some question groups at certain locations, but in the 1st and 3rd percentile for the same question groups at different locations.

Provider Scorecard

Benchmarks

Organization, National, and Specialty benchmarks have been added to provide ease of use for users who want to see a breakdown of their provider or location performance and compare it to the national average and specialty benchmarks. These benchmarks can be added to division-level data as well as the provider scorecards.

Questions?

Want to know more about Location & Provider Details? Contact our support team today or reach out to us. You can also always drop us a message using the blue chat icon below.

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July 25th, 2019 Categories: featured, Patient Experience, Product Features

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New! “View Dashboard As”

New View Dashboard As Feature

View Dashboard As

Something new recently appeared in the upper right-hand corner of your dashboard! Located under the blue navigation bar, you’ll now see the View Dashboard As button. Clicking it will bring you to a pop-up modal that asks you to select which type of dashboard you’d like to view. You may choose to view the dashboard of one of your divisions or providers.

Dashboard_Dropdown

View Dashboard As allows you to see the dashboard results exactly as your divisions and providers see them. Each of you can be logged into your individual portals, and you’ll both be able to view their dashboard analytics. This is a great way to review results, analyze trends, and brainstorm improvement opportunities while reviewing the same data.

As always, encourage your providers to log in to their SurveyVitals® portal on a weekly basis. (Check out this post to learn why it’s so important for every provider to have access to their personalized portal.)

If your providers don’t yet have a portal login, it’s time to set them up! Simply go to your dashboard and click on Admin in the upper right corner. Scroll down and click on Provider Details, click on the plus sign next to the provider’s name, and complete the User Details section. You can always click on the blue question mark button in the lower right corner if you need assistance.

Setting up portal logins for your provider doesn’t take long, and the feedback they get helps them, your practice, and your patients.

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October 7th, 2015 Categories: featured, Patient Experience, Product Features

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New! An Entirely New Alerts Interface

New! Alerts Interface
Rich new features help you manage crucial notifications

The SurveyVitals team is profoundly passionate about building the tools that help our clients improve and reduce malpractice risk. While you’ve always had the ability to view the notifications that alert you to possible issues, we’ve now made it even easier to manage, track, and archive alerts and contact requests in one easy location. You can even investigate improvement opportunities within the context of the specific survey that triggered the alert.

At the highest level, you’ll see faster page responses, better filtering, and an expanded view of alerts within the context of the survey. Brief videos explain how to navigate the new page. Let’s dive a little deeper into some of the exciting new functionality.

Filter & Sort

Filtering allows you to sort, organize and quantify your alerts. Use the high-level filtering at the top of the page to view alerts versus contact requests and see which are active versus archived. There’s also search functionality if you’re looking for something specific.

Specific filters allow you to sort by date or filter by providers, division, survey, score, or whether comments are present. Please remember to press the Load button if you sort by Survey type.

View in Context, Archive & Edit

Once you’ve found an alert, you can quickly see if a patient contact request is associated with it. In the image below, you can see that the provider has received a survey that triggered an alert and has a patient contact request. The entire patient survey loads to the right so you can quickly see the low scores in context of the entire completed survey. We note how often the provider receives low scores in this area–from often to rarely. If you prefer to see only alerts without the survey details, simply click the Collapse View button in the upper right-hand corner.

Alert Survey

Once you’ve reviewed an alert, you may choose to archive or delete it. Archiving removes an alert from your inbox, but does not delete them. You may archive and delete alerts one by one or by using the Select All button.

Notes

Status & Tracking

Contact requests require follow up and now allow you to assign a status to each. All requests start as Open and can be changed to In Progress or Closed. A log tracks the status each time the alert is viewed or changed and adds a user name and time stamp so there is a history of the interaction with each contact request. There’s even a new notes field where a user may type in the next steps or how the issue was resolved. This feature will make communication between those who manage alerts virtually seamless. The Visibility button in the upper right-hand corner tells you which people in your organization can see contact requests and notes.

We hope this new functionality helps you better manage your organization’s alerts and contact requests. Click on the About button in the upper right-hand corner for more information or click the ? button in the lower right corner to connect with a member of our Support Team if you have questions.

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September 10th, 2015 Categories: featured, Patient Experience, Product Features

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New! Provider Stats Module on Dashboard

Located just under the Alerts pie chart on the dashboard, the new and improved Provider Stats module boasts some cool new functionality. All of your enrolled providers are listed here by name and can be viewed and sorted across three different timeframes (30, 60, and 90 days).

ProviderStats

Next to each provider name is their Statistical Confidence. Once a provider hits 80% statistical confidence, it’s likely that the answers they’ve received are an accurate depiction of their patients’ experience of care. Statistical confidence is based on the number of patients who have been surveyed, the number of responses received, and a confidence interval.

Next comes the National Composite % Rank, which does just that—ranks your organization, division, or providers in order of their Composite score against all others (organizations, divisions, or providers) in the national baseline.

The Login Count column shows the number of times a provider has logged in over a selected time period (30, 60, or 90 days). The trendline shows a provider’s login engagement by week. Hover over the line to see the login count during each weekly period.

All columns in this module can be sorted. Simply click on the table headings of Name, Statistical Confidence, National Composite % Rank, or Login Count to place your providers in that order.

If you need more information while viewing the data in this module, just click on the ? in the upper right-hand corner for help.

Encourage your providers to login to their SurveyVitals portal. Contact us if you’d like to set them up with login information.

Would you like to suggest a feature to improve the APSQ? Tell us what you’d like to see in your quality solution.

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July 13th, 2015 Categories: featured, Patient Experience, Product Features

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