On November 24, 2021
On November 10, 2021
Krames is proud to collaborate with the American Heart Association and share this guest blog from American Heart Association News.
On October 25, 2021
Keeping on top of COVID-19 and the impact on your health care environment is a never-ending task. With emerging variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus continuing to threaten both patient health and hospital capacity, we know the importance of providing up-to-date information.
On October 19, 2021
Patients want highly tailored health care experiences—like those they enjoy in every other area of their life as consumers. They want their experience to be more personalized and catered to them as individuals: 61% said they’d visit their health care provider more often if the communication experience felt more personalized.1
On October 15, 2021
Quitting tobacco may be a common conversation you have with your patients to help improve their health. So why does the recommendation stick with some patients, but not others? Because quitting smoking is really hard! It’s a process, but every reminder of the benefits of quitting can help advance them in their journey. Approaching the subject with empathy and helpful resources can increase your patient’s chances for success.
On October 7, 2021
Health literacy is about reaching people where they are—and getting through to them. Do you want compliance with instructions and medications? Better outcomes? Fewer readmissions? All of this starts with a patient being able to grasp what you want them to know. They need to be able to pay attention to the details you want them to see. They need to understand what’s at stake, and what their role is. They need to have reasonable expectations, and know what clear steps they must take.
On September 23, 2021
In the age of immediate information, people are thirsty for answers—and they want them right now. Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Google received more than 1 billion health-related questions every day—that’s 70,000 each minute.1 While the internet can be an amazing portal to knowledge, it also provides an overwhelming stream of misinformation, particularly for those seeking answers to questions about their health.
On August 31, 2021
While telemedicine, digital health, and other innovative patient engagement technologies were around prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, patient and provider use may have been minimal. Now, these technologies are here-to-stay as they've proven to be effective in managing health.
On August 23, 2021
Are you struggling to have effective conversations about COVID-19 vaccines with your patients? There may be a better approach than simply telling a patient to get the shot—especially when that can be at times uncomfortable or contentious. And strategies like lecturing and shaming not only aren’t effective, they often backfire.1