Reblogged with permission from Patient Opinion UK.
Patient Opinion subscribers know that we have a dizzying array of real-time alerts on offer. For example, we can tell you when a story or response is published, your response was rated helpful, or you've forgotten to follow up on a planned change. The alerts arrive in real-time to help you stay in control.
But some Patient Opinion users want something different: not "tell me as it happens" but "tell me what's been happening recently". If that sounds like you, we have something new for you: a digest.
What's a digest?
Thanks for asking. A digest is a weekly email (on a day of your choice) with an overview of what's happened in the past week. At this point, the digest includes:
- recent stories, responses and changes
- the three "most read" stories of the week
- recent blog posts
- total number of times your stories have been read
We have a few more things we'd like to add, and we'd like your feedback on what you would find useful too.
Can I have a digest just for my service or specialty?
Yes, you can. Like many things on Patient Opinion, you begin with a search, and then create the digest. So if you can search for it (by tags, services, treatment functions and so on) you can digestify it!
Can I have more than one digest?
Now you're getting carried away. But yes, you can have as many as you like.
How do I start my digest?
You create digests just like you might create alerts, reports or visualisations. You can either
- go to your saved things page, select the Digest tab, and start creating your digest, or
- search for the kinds of stories you want in your digest, and then click "save my search as" and select the Digest tab
Can everyone in my subscription have a digest right away?
Yes they can - but at this point we don't have a simple short-cut for creating all the digests at once. So if you think you'd like this, let us know and we can help you with it.