A great statesman, warrior, and our nation’s 26th president is quoted as saying, “People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.” Few would argue that Theodore Roosevelt was not a great leader, and nearly 108 years after his departure as President of the United States these words still provide a glimpse into his perspective on working with people.
Providing the best service and patient care does not depend entirely on a provider's ability or the amount of resources a practice may have. While new technologies are certainly helping physicians improve care delivery, patient satisfaction can be achieved by simply having a friendly and welcoming staff. By creating an environment where there is a commitment to exceptional service, patients will feel respected and appreciated and this will positively reflect the patient's attitude towards paying you. Employee engagement – and a commitment to the company’s values and goals – starts with your practice’s providers and goes all the way down the line to your front desk staff and healthcare accounts receivable employees.