Best Practice – Alerts & Contact Me

Best Practices: Alerts & Contact Me

SurveyVitals Alerts

OrthoTexas is a physician-owned group specializing in complete orthopedic care, surgery, and non-surgical procedures for the total body. Their nine locations offer the latest technology and imaging, in-house physical therapy, and on-site surgical centers. Their organization, one of the largest groups of board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic physicians in Texas, began using the SurveyVitals® solution over 2 years ago for their 27 providers.

“We didn’t have a patient satisfaction tool before we chose SurveyVitals. We had no way to measure our patients’ satisfaction levels,” said Tracy Jackson, Vice President of Operations. “But then we heard Bob [SurveyVitals’ President] speak at a conference in Austin, and we knew we had found the tool to take us to the next level,” he continued.

Jackson explained, “One of the features I appreciate most is the Alerts section of the portal. I typically log in to the SurveyVitals portal 2-3 times per week to ensure the managers at our multiple locations are promptly managing their alerts. The new Alerts page makes it easy to manage, track, and archive alerts across all of our locations in one easy spot.”

Mr. Jackson pays particular attention to the Contact Me requests that come in from patients. “It’s imperative to stay on top of any contact requests that come in from patients. While there are always a few patients who don’t really need follow up–perhaps they didn’t fully read the question–it’s worth a few extra phone calls to make sure we promptly address any true patient concerns.”

“In our organization, each manager is responsible for their location’s contact requests. We always add notes to the SurveyVitals system, and mark them as In Progress so everyone can clearly see the status of each open issue. We then attempt to reach out to the patient twice, adding notes about resolution when appropriate. If the patient hasn’t responded after the two attempts, we’ll change the status to Closed.”

Mr. Jackson continued, “Before that new function was launched, I used to spend so much time copying and pasting the contact requests into Outlook, saving them in a pending folder so I could follow up on them as need. I’d have to remind my managers twice a week to check their alerts. The new Alerts functionality has saved me so much time. Now we’re managing all of that information within one spot in the SurveyVitals product.”

“In the end, it’s all about happier patients. They’re pleased that you listened to them, and that increased satisfaction is reflected in our scores,” finished Jackson.

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November 13th, 2015 Categories: Best Practices, Client Spotlight, featured, Product Features

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Our Clients – OrthoTexas

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Tracy Jackson, Vice President of Operations at OrthoTexas, is thrilled with the amount of time his group saves while using the new Alerts & Contact Me functionality that was rolled out earlier this fall. Here’s a snippet of an email that he recently sent to the SurveyVitals® Support Services team:

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE what I’ve seen on the contact requests and statuses. This will not only save a great deal of my time (and my team’s), but will also help us easily track the alerts and provide timely resolution. Great job and thank you to the SurveyVitals team!

When we asked him what he appreciated most about our patient satisfaction solution, he said:

If we don’t measure it, we can’t improve or hold our group accountable for providing completely patient-focused care. We need to empower and educate our providers, and address the areas we need to improve upon. SurveyVitals helps us meet all of those objectives.

Thanks for sharing your sentiments, Tracy! We’re glad that our solution helps you and your group succeed in today’s rapidly changing environment.

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November 13th, 2015 Categories: Client Spotlight, featured, Outpatient Practice, Product Features

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Best Practice – Assess Provider Engagement with Login Count

Best Practice Provider Engagement

Login Count

SurveyVitals® strives to offer a solution that helps providers and practices deliver exceptional patient care. An important step towards improvement is active engagement with the SurveyVitals system. But how do you know if your providers and divisions are engaged with the SurveyVitals patient feedback tool?

Engagement statistics can be found on the dashboard. Within the Provider Stats module, the Login Count quickly shows the number of times the provider has logged in over the past 30, 60, or 90 days. Sort from most to least engaged by clicking on the heading, and spot providers with No Login. Check out this post to learn why it’s so important for every provider to have a login for their portal.

Engagement Email

Engagement statistics are also delivered quarterly via email. Every 90 days, you’ll receive summary engagement data for your providers and divisions to keep you in the loop.

We suggest that providers log into their online portal at least once per week to check their percentile ranking, alerts, and trend lines. And now you have a quick way to assess the engagement level of the providers at your practice.

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October 7th, 2015 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.

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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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