You are here

General Healthcare

TBT: IBM's Watson - what's next for the Jeopardy! computer?
18 Aug

Who could forget the big win on Jeopardy! in 2011? IBM has announced it will partner with Apple and medical device companies, Johnson & Johnson and Medtronic, to develop a health platform for its Watson supercomputer.  

Technology's Impact on the Healthcare Job Market
10 Aug

Will healthcare jobs in America be shrinking?  And is the opportunity for high paying healthcare jobs decreasing? You ask, how? Isn’t America growing older, and needing more services?  Is technology to blame?

A Millennials Approach to Healthcare
03 Aug

Major retailers like Nike, Apple and Coca-Cola have all chosen to change the way they market to millennials and now healthcare providers are jumping on the band wagon as well.  This year Millennials overtook the Baby Boomers as the largest living generation, that’s a whopping 75.3 million people that will need a healthcare provider during their lifetime.  Similar to making a retail purchase, Millennials like to do their homework before choosing a healthcare provider.  But the Millennial approach

The Ever Changing World of Healthcare
27 Jul

I recently visited a Doctor’s office that for years had been independently owned and operated by a group of physicians. They were recently acquired by a very large hospital in Ohio. The changes were quite radical and it took quite a while for the staff to get acclimated with the new computer system and all of the new procedures that this hospital implemented. Of course this is to be expected when changes are made in protocol and systems that the staff had been used to and used for years prior. The same could be said with any changes that affect a job or a schedule that we are used to. 

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.

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.

Top Healthcare Companies Where Millennials Want to Work
08 Jun

A recent survey of more than 18,000 students, between the ages of 15 and 29, revealed that healthcare companies are some of the most sought-after employers for the millennial generation. 

According to the 2015 study from the National Society of High School Scholars, roughly 40 percent of the respondents expect to work in medicine or health-related fields.

What are Long Term Healthcare Facilities Looking for in an apparel program
01 Jun

As I go door to door in search of new customers that I can assist in putting together a “Winning Apparel Program” I am finding that more and more Long Term Healthcare Facilities are mirroring the template of Non Acute Facilities to make an powerful impression to would be new additions to their facility.

Pages

Search our blog

Recent Posts

Having a unified uniform program is vital to the health of an organization. However, have you ever thought about the manufacturer providing your company with uniforms?

Think back to your most recent visit to a hospital or doctor’s office. Did the nurse who took your pulse and blood pressure wash her hands before touching you?  How often are his or her scrubs laundered and sanitized?

Categories

View Our Catalogs