Communication is not limited to the words we say. Much of what we communicate also comes across through our tone of voice and our body language. It is important to remember this when communicating with patients at the time of service. Any assumptions or judgments will be obvious to them through nonverbal actions, and can overpower the words you are actually saying.
Healthcare providers are faced with ever-changing industry standards, regulations and restrictions. The presenters at this year’s New Jersey HFMA Annual Institute shed some light on three issues plaguing the industry under the current reforms, and offered various solutions to help providers not only to succeed, but to thrive in today’s environment.