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Samantha Pond

Recent Posts by Samantha Pond:

Pivoting Patient Access Strategies: Connecting Patients to Care During COVID-19

The digital front door is not a new concept in healthcare. Before COVID-19, many organizations were already investing in their digital properties to capture the attention of healthcare consumers. While most had patient portals and find-a-providers, some driving engagement beyond their site by using local listings, adoption for newer technologies, like mobile applications, virtual care, and online scheduling remained low.

Topics: Digital Clients Patient Experience Patient Access

Meeting Your Communities’ Mental Health Needs During and After COVID-19

COVID-19 has highlighted the need for better access to care, particularly to mental and behavioral health treatments, which are often under-funded, under-resourced, and inaccessible for many individuals.

To shed light on the challenges that healthcare workers and the communities they serve are facing during this time and what organizations can do to help, Kyruus recently held a virtual forum on “Meeting Our Communities’ Mental Health Needs During and After COVID-19,” featuring Dr. Gary Gottlieb, Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and former CEO of Partners in Health and Partners HealthCare; Dr. Chi Huang, Executive Medical Director of General Medicine and Hospital Medicine Shared Services at Wake Forest Baptist Health; and Dr. Mark Hyman Rapaport, Reunette Harris Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine and Chief of Psychiatric Services at Emory Healthcare.

Topics: Digital Clients Patient Experience Patient Access

Virtual Access Forum: Five Key Takeaways from "Digital Access Approaches During COVID-19"

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need–and demand–for a more modern healthcare consumer experience that incorporates digital tools to drive easy, frictionless access to care. Though most health systems have laid groundwork for this new era of healthcare, the onset of COVID-19 has sped up the process exponentially. As website traffic has skyrocketed with consumers seeking information, assistance, and access online, digital technology has played a powerful role in helping health systems triage and route patients effectively.

Topics: Digital Clients Patient Access

How Health Systems Are Responding to COVID-19–And Using Tech to Do It

Since the COVID-19 virus emerged in the U.S., the country’s health systems and hospitals have felt a significant strain on their resources and staff as they continue to face rising volumes of patients. Amid this chaos, many organizations have risen to the challenge, using technology to expand access and relieve some of the pressure on their limited resources. Here are some of the ways health systems are using technology to expand access to care during the pandemic:

Topics: Digital Analytics Patient Access Access Center Patient Engagement Patient-Provider Matching

5 Ways to Expand Digital Access While Maintaining Your Brand Experience: Insights from Banner Health

Kyruus had the pleasure of hosting Chris Pace, Senior Director of Digital Marketing at Banner Health, along with our Vice President of Marketing, Emma Smith, for a webinar titled “Turning Insights Into Differentiation: How Banner Health Transformed Its Digital Access Strategy.” The two discussed what today’s consumers expect from their healthcare experiences, including information to be readily available where they search, streamlined booking experiences–online and over the phone–and better access to quick, convenient care options, and how health systems can respond.

Topics: Digital Patient Experience Patient Access Online Scheduling

Webinar Recap: How Providence St. Joseph Health is Digitizing the Consumer Healthcare Journey

Last week, Kyruus CEO and co-founder, Dr. Graham Gardner, had the pleasure of participating in a webinar titled “Digitizing the Consumer Healthcare Journey” with Aaron Martin, Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer at Providence St. Joseph Health. Aaron and Graham discussed a major problem facing the healthcare industry today: health system’s inability to keep pace with consumer expectations for a digitized patient experience that is transparent, affordable, and available on demand.

Topics: Digital Patient Experience Patient Access Online Scheduling