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Things you may not think would affect how patients feel about their health care, but do

Doctors know that patient satisfaction and perception of care are not the same thing, though the phrases are often used interchangeably. This can be frustrating, since doctors also know that a happy or satisfied patient doesn’t always equal a healthy patient.Read More

Get everyone on the same page quickly by visually explaining diagnoses

Whether they are supporting an aging parent, child, or spouse, family caregivers are often the unsung heros of patient care. They are essential across the care continuum, especially in the decision-making process. Because of their close relationship with the patient, caregivers have the potential to improve patient outcomes. Without a strong relationship, however, caregivers can be a missed opportunity to improve care — or worse, a barrier in the way of your recommendations. How can you better engage caregivers?Read More

Now you can use a vision simulator to show how an eye condition progresses

If you subscribe to Rendia’s newsletter or read announcements through our product’s chat feature, you may have heard about some of our recent product updates. In just the past year, our interactive anatomy tool, Exam Mode, has expanded to include treatment animations, the ability to customize through My Shortcuts, and most recently, an app for the iPad. And that doesn’t even take into account the dozens of bug fixes, additional features, and new videos we’ve also added along the way!

As you might imagine, we’re a busy bunch. The Rendia team is always looking for ways to add value to the platform, and we listen closely to customer suggestions. We heard that you needed the ability to show a patient symptoms of their condition. In response to that feedback, we’ve upgraded Exam Mode to include Point-of-Views.Read More

Patient education, engagement, and convenience are critical pieces of the health care puzzle for this population

Reducing the burdens of chronic disease is one of the biggest challenges facing the health care industry today. More than half of Americans are currently living with at least one chronic disease—such as diabetes, heart disease, or asthma—while nearly a third of patients are managing two or more of these conditions, according to a report by the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD). Chronic diseases are the number one cause of death and disability in America, and take a huge toll on the quality of life of patients and their family members.Read More

With more doctors nearing retirement and newer doctors increasingly choosing nonclinical careers, many medical practices are looking to non-physician providers (NPPs) to fill the gaps. But there’s another reason to consider hiring “physician extenders” like nurse practitioners and physician assistants: evidence shows they can make a significant difference in improving your patients’ experience—and reduce costs. Here’s how.Read More