As part of our Care Management program, we’re always looking for feedback to ensure our tele-RN platform is serving patients and our provider partners with excellence. Patient satisfaction is paramount to not only improve chronic conditions, but also to enhance a doctor’s or clinic’s reputation with their patients.
Furthermore, we know our provider and healthcare executive customers often ask if their patients would be satisfied with remote care done by external clinicians, like CircleLink’s tele-RNs, versus their internal (but often low-bandwidth) staff.
So we’re delighted to publish our 3rdd annual patient satisfaction survey results. In summary, 98% of respondents reported satisfaction with the care they received by CircleLink tele-RNs. (5% margin of error; 95% confidence level)
Let’s take a closer look at what our patients had to say.
Methodology & Results
We polled a group of nearly 1,000 patients actively receiving CircleLink tele-RN services across dozens of practices (CCM/RPM/PCM). These patients were contacted via phone to facilitate survey engagement. Out of the patients that were polled, 473 responded to the survey. We can say with a 95% statistical confidence level, that these results represent over 100 thousand patients that CircleLink has served over the past several years.
After tallying the data, we are pleased to report an NPS score of 95 – well above the average NPS scores of other industry leaders (fig.1), and a marked improvement from the prior survey’s 77 and 53 NPS scores (2022 and 2021, respectively). This positive NPS trend shows our team’s ability to improve the program continuously.
CircleLink Patient Net Promoter Score (“NPS”)
NOTE: NPS is a widely used measure of customer satisfaction and loyalty. It is calculated by asking patients a single question: “On a scale of 0-10, how likely are you to recommend this program to a friend or family member on Medicare?” Responses are then categorized into three groups: Promoters (9-10), Passives (7-8), and Detractors (0-6). The NPS is calculated by subtracting the percentage of Detractors from the percentage of Promoters.
Separately, 98% of patients reported satisfaction with the quality of care management given by our tele-Nurses (100% RNs) and 93% reported satisfaction with CircleLink’s impact on their physical and mental health.
Figure 1 – CircleLink vs. other industry leaders
We also gave survey participants the option to explain in their own words, as reported by our phone survey staff below, how monthly care management calls with CircleLink’s tele-RNs, have positively impacted their lives:
“Patient had a stroke, and is not sure what he would have done without his [CircleLink] care coach calling and helping him through things.”
“Considers the [CircleLink] nurse part of their family, even though she is far away!”
“It is wonderful knowing someone is there that cares and listens”
“The [CircleLink] nurse is so knowledgeable, and helpful, they have been a health changer for me”
In addition to improving healthcare outcomes and driving reimbursement, CircleLink Health is delighted to be trusted and valued by patients to help manage their chronic conditions. We are delighted to continue to support them in living the healthiest lives they can!
Interested in hearing more about Care Management for your practice or population? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (877) 590-3642.