Whether they are in a large hospital or a small clinic – and regardless of whether it is a public or a private institution – patients today have high expectations. For too long, however, health care providers have considered patients’ satisfaction with their experience of care as something ‘nice to have’ rather than what it truly is: a fundamental outcome of high-quality healthcare.
This intensive and interactive two-day course will enable you to understand what patient experience is and how it can be accurately measured and observed. Most importantly, it will show you how to initiate and lead a patient experience improvement project
as well as practical tools and techniques for delivering real change. It will equip participants to begin patient experience improvement projects from the moment they complete the course and enable them and their organisations to deliver more compassionate,
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An Introduction to Patient Experience
- In Module 1 we set the scene and consider the context for
patient experience in Australia today. We ask what is driving
consumerism in healthcare and explore the fundamental ways in
which the experiences and ultimate satisfaction of patients can be
- What Do Patients Want? – How are patients’ attitudes and
expectations reshaping healthcare and what does this mean
for those of us who provide that care?
- What Do Regulators Want? – How are regulators and
accreditation bodies, including the Australian Commission
on Safety and Quality in Health Care, trying to change the
- The Evidence on Patient Experience – What does the research
evidence tell us about what actually matters to patients, as
well as the impact that patient experience has on healthcare
- Patient-Centred Care – What is it and how do we consistently
Observing, Measuring and Understanding the
Before we can truly transform patient’s experiences of care we
must get both clinical and administrative stakeholders on board
with our plans, while also reflecting on what really matters to
patients and families.
- How To Organise a Patient Experience Improvement Project
– How do you get an improvement initiative started and get
your colleagues’ support?
- Measuring Patient Experience – What data collection methods and key performance indicators should be used to measure and analyse patient satisfaction?
Transforming the Patient Experience through People
There is very rich evidence that the most engaged, committed
and motivated healthcare staff deliver better quality and more
compassionate care. In Module 3, we consider the people-based
practices that satisfy patients.
- Creating a Compassionate Culture – How can healthcare staff
be encouraged to become and stay engaged in their work?
- Cultural Diversity – How do gender, nationality and religious
faith shape patient and family preferences?
- Communicating With Patients and Families – How can
healthcare staff assure effective, empathic communication
with patients and families?
- Service Recovery: What To Do When Things Go Wrong –
What are the best ways to de-escalate or resolve complaints,
conflicts and mistakes?
Transforming the Patient Experience through
Process, Place and Technology
Having considered the role of people in improving the experience
of patients, in Module 4 we conclude with three more vital areas
that have an impact on patient satisfaction.
- Collaboration, Integration and Service Design – What are the
most important ‘touch points’ in the patient’s journey and how
can we make them more patient-focused?
- The Healing Environment – How can we design and build
healthcare facilities that maximise the satisfaction of patients,
families and communities?
- Patients, The Internet and Social Media – What role can
marketing communications and social media take in building
trusting relationships with patients and optimising their
Benedict Stanberry is a British consultant and academic who researches, writes, teaches, coaches and consults around the world on the subjects of healthcare strategy, management and leadership.
Ben began his career as a medical lawyer and became a healthcare management consultant in 2001. Shortly afterwards he was diagnosed with advanced colorectal cancer, from which he was given only a 30 percent chance of survival. Upon his recovery he served as the interim chief executive of a Brussels-based healthcare NGO and as an elected politician in south-west London, where his responsibilities included overview and scrutiny of healthcare services. From 2006 to 2009, as a director of a private healthcare company, Ben helped establish a new model of cancer care for England.
Ben is presently the Principal of IHLM in Oxford and – together with his faculty colleagues – works with healthcare managers and leaders in both the public and private sectors in the UK, Middle East, Asia and Australia.
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