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Mike Rigert

Mike Rigert
Mike Rigert has been a content writer in marketing and communications with several technology companies for over a decade. At SR Health, Rigert is tasked with creating compelling content that helps healthcare providers overcome their patient communication inefficiencies to make their organizations more profitable. When he’s not typing away on his computer, he enjoys discussing sci-fi, reading nonfiction, and eating chocolate.

Recent Posts

Two-Way Texting Delivers Fast and Effortless Patient Communication

For today’s patients, texting is their preferred method to connect with their healthcare providers. Check out SR Health’s new video on how two-way text messaging can take patient communications and engagement to the next level. We’d love to get your feedback. Watch the video and share your thoughts in the comments section below. Your input will help us continue to refine our solutions to meet your demands.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Making Progress Against the Virus

Though a host of challenges remain, there’s much cause for optimism as the global fight against COVID-19 intensifies and vaccine rollout efforts accelerate in February 2021.

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Follow SR Health on Social Media for a Chance to Win a $100 Gift Card

Now you can get all the latest updates on patient engagement best practices from SR Health on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Stay on top of all our newest SR Health blog posts, webinars, free downloadable content, and COVID-19 vaccine updates, all at the click of your mouse.

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5 Reasons Why Virtual Care Will Make Great Strides in 2021

As we’ve seen over the past year, telehealth has been an incredibly important tool to deliver healthcare to patients whether as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic to keep people safe or out of mere convenience. Similarly, virtual health is poised to become the next big thing in healthcare because of patient demand for greater digital communication with providers and healthcare organizations' need to engage better with patients.

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CDC Spells Out Benefits of Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccine is being distributed and administered to people across the U.S. in a nationwide effort to vaccinate as many as possible as quickly as possible. Through public education campaigns, trusted authorities like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have underscored the safety and efficacy of the vaccines. As a result, greater and greater numbers of Americans have become better informed about the vaccine and are anxiously awaiting their opportunity to receive it based on a priority-based distribution and vaccination plan.

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4 Ways to Leverage Patient Communications to Maintain a Competitive Edge

Increasingly, healthcare organizations are having to take cues from non-traditional care sources in order to stay one step ahead of the competition. Patient demand for greater convenience and the entry of more diverse competition catering to those needs is challenging primary care physicians to innovate and improve.

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Preparing Patients for the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout: What You Need to Know

Cindy Williams, vice president and chief pharmacy officer at Riverside Health System, and Leslie Baker, chief experience officer of Adjuvant.Health powered by Allied Physicians Group, presented the webinar “The COVID-19 Vaccine Is Being Distributed: Now What?” on Jan. 27.

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5 Benefits of a New Appointment Workflow

From a scheduling standpoint, there’s nothing more frustrating for a healthcare organization than a recurrent pattern of patients showing up late or unprepared for appointments, late cancellations, and no-shows. It’s too late at that point to fill those appointment slots. It’s not only inefficient and wastes the time of staff members, but it can also be costly from a revenue perspective.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization Phases and Approvals

The situation is changing so rapidly when it comes to America’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution and prioritization strategy that if you blink, you might miss something important.

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Healthcare Awareness: Inviting Patients Back for Critical Preventive Care

For the better part of a year, health organizations’ focus, and rightly so, has been on the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping patients safe, and more recently, distributing the vaccine. But it’s also important to recognize that due to fear of the coronavirus, many patients have avoided getting the care they need. Roughly 87 percent of healthcare leaders cited safety as the reason patients have deferred care during the pandemic.

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