Archive: Patient Satisfaction

Satisfaction isn’t Loyalty

Posted by Kristin Baird Healthcare organizations have been measuring patient satisfaction and employee satisfaction for years.  Patients articulate evidence of satisfaction when, during rounds, they tell you everything is fine. Hearing the 4-letter F word (fine) tells leaders that things are ...

Patient Satisfaction Scores are a Symptom, Not a Diagnosis

Posted by Kristin Baird With more than two decades working in the patient experience arena, I’m still amazed at how many healthcare leaders are still chasing patient satisfaction scores without looking for the underlying cause. Let me compare this approach to a ...

Proud to be Average?

Posted by Kristin Baird Yesterday I was at a stoplight behind a car with bumper stickers that said, “Proud parent of an honor student.” We love to celebrate success, don’t we? You won’t see bumper stickers boasting about a student getting ...

The Secret to Service Recovery

Posted by Kristin Baird https://youtu.be/BRx3w4Ov9X4 Try as we might, there are times things go wrong and we disappoint our patients and other customers. There is plenty of data out there about the importance of healthcare service recovery, yet, very few healthcare organizations ...

Quality Assurance Applies to the Patient Experience

Posted by Kristin Baird The term quality assurance or QA has been around since the start of the Industrial Revolution. Simply put – it is a process or system for monitoring products or services to ensure that they meet the standard. Patient ...

Let’s talk Patient Experience Metrics

Posted by Kristin Baird Expanding Metrics Nearly every day I have the pleasure of talking with healthcare leaders about their patient experience improvement efforts. I see a huge amount of effort going into implementing best practices, but when it comes to measuring ...

Let’s Get Real About Incentives

Posted by Kristin Baird It’s pretty common for me to get calls from healthcare leaders who are struggling with physician HCAHPS scores. It’s also common for me to learn that there are little or no consequences for physicians who have poor patient satisfaction scores. They ...

Information Request

Have a question or comment for Baird Group? We'd love to hear from you! Please provide your contact information and we'll get back to you as soon as we can!
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.