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Patient Experience Survey Reports from JHM Dept of Service Excellence

Emails to DOM ambulatory providers with Star Ratings and Patient Comments

  • Restarted this week after mostly being paused since 2020
  • Star Ratings generated from Clinician & Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CG-CAHPS) ambulatory patient visit survey responses
  • CG-CAHPS surveys
    • Validated instrument used nationally for over 10 years
    • Press Ganey Corporation sends to patients after most ambulatory visits

Public-facing presentation of Star Ratings on hopkinsmedicine.org

  • Expected to launch January 22, 2024 enterprise-wide, including DOM ambulatory physicians with a minimum number of survey results in a rolling year
  • Opportunity for the public to see better quality (and uniformly much higher rated) results than available on commercial platforms like Google Reviews and Healthgrades
  • Transparently posting patient comments (both good and bad) is industry best practice
    • Vast majority are positive
    • Monthly emails represent an opportunity to preview comments prior to posting online on the 15th of each month
    • Comments that share PHI, allegation of harm, profanity, or bias (and certain other categories) will not be posted
    • Service Excellence Dept will assist with requests for comment review
  • Trainees excluded
  • Advanced practice providers: Service Excellence will announce separate launch at a later date
  • More details in link below

Opportunity for personal feedback

  • Emails and embedded links provide convenient way to view and learn from patient assessments
  • Comparison to scores within your primary clinical division available through a link in each monthly email (slight discrepancies in results originate from lag time in Tableau data uploads and current inability of Tableau database to look back a full rolling year)
  • Resources to help strengthen communication skills will be available from JHM Service Excellence

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Kelsey Bennett

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