TBT: Past, present and future of the lab coat
21 Jul

If you were to describe what the average doctor looked like, you would say someone wearing a white coat with possibly a stethoscope around their neck or an Rx pad in their pocket. To most people, the white lab coat is a timeless garment that identifies a doctor immediately. Although this coat is used almost universally to identify a doctor, not many people know where the concept came from.

Improving the Patient Experience
06 Jul

Due to the ever increasing pressure for healthcare facilities to improve their HCAHPS scores, the patient experience is becoming more and more like a stay in a hotel. Ranging from the basic patient comfort to the softer interior designs, hospitals are finding more creative ways to enhance a patient’s visit.

Quality Uniforms: Are yours up to par?
30 Jun

Uniforms are a reflection of your brand and services, so garment quality is essential when creating a professional appearance. This is especially crucial in the healthcare industry where patients now operate as consumers that have endless options as to where they receive care. Uniforms are a means to help your brand stand out from the rest of the competition.

When selecting a uniform provider there are a few influential factors to take into consideration:

The Ever Rising Cost of Prescription Drugs
22 Jun

Last year, I did a post about Step Therapy, a program insurance companies implement when deciding what drugs they will cover.  They most likely will have you start with the oldest and cheapest drugs, before approving newer drugs.  But are the insurance companies really the bad guys? 

Telemed Services Expand Beyond the Common Cold
15 Jun

Many of us are fortunate enough to have access to telemed services where patients can get medical help over the phone.  These services are extremely convenient and help thousands of Americans. The patient simply calls a toll free number, explains their symptoms, and within a short time frame receives a callback from a U.S.-based doctor.  This is a quick and easy way to get medication for ear infections, sinus infections, skin conditions and other common ailments.

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If you were to describe what the average doctor looked like, you would say someone wearing a white coat with possibly a stethoscope around their neck or an Rx pad in their pocket.

Due to the ever increasing pressure for healthcare facilities to improve their HCAHPS scores, the patient experience is becoming more and more like a stay in a hotel.