As we strive to create patient experiences that always meet or exceed expectations, it’s important to recognize that sometimes we will disappoint or even anger the patients and family members we are called to serve. We can all relate to times we have felt upset by a service, restaurant, travel, or product experience. Chances are, […]
About Katie Owens
Katie Owens believes the healthcare experience matters. It matters for every person: Patients, Caregivers, Providers. As President of the Healthcare Experience Foundation, Katie is taking bold steps to assure that every organization has access to resources for engaging patients and developing their workforce to achieve results. Katie is an innovator, implementing new ways to deliver the best in patient-centered care. She has influenced hundreds of organizations and thousands of leaders to equip their cultures and instill competencies that create environments of person-centered excellence. Her fundamental tenet is that every person is worthy of an environment where they feel confident in receiving and delivering the best possible care.
Patients who perceive caregivers as working cooperatively are more likely to return to and recommend healthcare facilities. We recently had the opportunity to publish findings to create patient loyalty in the Emergency Department and Critical Care environments. Both care settings represent some of the most intense environments where patients face potentially life-threatening illness and rare […]
It has been incredibly rewarding to see this week’s patient experience celebrations across healthcare internationally and within the United States. During PX week, our Healthcare Experience Foundation team had the opportunity to collaborate and provide education and development to over 30 organizations across the country to improve the patient experience. One of the questions we […]
One of the things I am most proud about with our Healthcare Experience Foundation partnership with PRC is our devotion to creating Patient Loyalty, so it was refreshing to our team to see the latest Health Affairs article, “The Next Generation of Measuring Patient Experience.” In our 40-year history, we have constantly evolved to ensure […]
Too often, I have encountered leadership teams who were shocked or surprised to find out information that they wish they had known ahead of time. These instances share commonalities: Finding out after a negative safety event or near miss that a team member knew there was a problem but was afraid to speak up Learning […]
All too often, communication effectiveness is best evaluated by looking in the rear-view mirror—for good communication resides in the eye of the beholder. Did our Town Hall convey the tone and vision intended? Does feedback indicate the intended messages offered during Senior Leader Rounding were well-received? Did our patient understand not only the importance of […]
Several years ago, while traveling alone for work, I was taken by ambulance from an international airport to a hospital 1300 miles away from my home. I had to navigate being in the hospital without family or friends nearby for support. The encounter opened my eyes to all the sights, sounds, and feelings patients have […]
As we gather with our families and loved ones this week, it can be a natural reminder for us to pause with gratitude for the many blessings in our lives. In healthcare, we are at a unique intersection of the Human Experience- we are both the patients and the caregivers. At various times in our […]
In Healthcare, we are braver, stronger, smarter, and more resilient than we give ourselves credit for being. Each day patients are counting on us across the continuum of care not just to deliver exceptional care but also to create a patient experience filled with compassion, dignity, and respect. Some days we may wish we had superpowers. […]
“The successful #healthcare organizations of the future will be the ones who build their cultures on strengths” @HXFoundation coach Kathy Boswell
As promised last week, our Excellence in Healthcare Regional Fall Summit registration is now open! PRC knows you’re always looking for ways to develop the patient experience at your hospital. Register today to save your seat!
Proud for our @HXFoundation team to join @nchospitals this week in Pinehurst to have dialogue with leaders and empower organizations to create excellent #healthcare experiences
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