Tag: business

High Reliability Concepts: Insights of Value to Any Organization

By: Trude Henderson When I think of a place where miracles happen every day, where the highest focus, safety and consistency are critical, what scenes first come to mind?  A neonatal intensive care unit, the control room of a nuclear-powered submarine, or the busiest airport in the world. Few organizations are as at-risk or mistake-prone as these, but regardless of the industry, size or complexity, High Reliability Organizations (HROs) offer insights that can prove invaluable. A skeptic might respond, “Aren’t…

(Part 3) More Root Causes of Silence and Lack of Empathy in the Dental Office

I am following up on last week’s article, “One Root Cause of the Silence and Lack of Empathy Too Often Seen in Dental Practices (Part 2)” (September 23rd) and plan to share with you, the dental practice leader, the last two of the three main root causes of the silence and lack of empathy that can negatively impact dental practices. In doing this, I will continue to draw on my 27 years of experience working with High Reliability Organizations (HROs) and on the results…

Could Silence and Lack of Empathy be Killing Your Dental Practice?

Doctor comforting patient

By: Trude Henderson (Part 1 of 3) Over the years, I have visited numerous dental and medical practices (as part of my work as a dental and medical consultant and startup co-founder), as well as spas (for pleasure). Based on observations culled from these experiences, as well as my gleanings from Identify’s 3-year pilot study, I have reached a conclusion that I would like to share with you – too much silence and a lack of empathy will make your…

4 Factors Key to Improved Performance of Your Multiple-Location Dental Practice (PART 1)

(This is the first of two articles, by Trude Henderson, on the the lessons regarding performance learned for multi-location dental practices. Please stay tuned for the second half of this article and more on managing CX in multiple offices at once. – Ed.) One of the takeaways of Identify’s pilot study regarded inconsistencies in performance between the offices of multiple-location dental practices. Operating multiple satellite offices in addition to a main office is becoming increasingly attractive, especially among orthodontists. They see…

How Feedback Enhances the Patient Experience

By Trude Henderson The term patient experience can best be defined as “everything encompassing what a doctor and his/her staff says and does, what a patient says and does, the nature of the office environment and the policies and procedures, both formal and informal, that govern a practice.” Practices can use patient feedback to monitor patient reactions to their experience to ensure that high care and treatment standards are maintained and, if necessary, improved. Patients, especially those with introverted personalities,…

PRESS RELEASE: Health IT Firm Developing High Reliability Performance Improvement Tool Designed for Dental Practitioners

iDENTIfy, Inc.’s New Technology Will Enable Professionals to  Lead from the Patient’s Perspective DANVILLE, CA, MAY 17, 2017 – iDENTIfy, Inc, a company dedicated to applying High Reliability Organization principles to the improvement of elective dental and medical practices, has taken the inevitable next step: intelligent automation. Described by many dentists as a “refreshing new approach,” iDENTIfy seeks to apply to the dental industry some tried-and-tested solutions successfully used in other sectors. Designed to help practitioners delight customers and personalize the patient…