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TBT: Healthcare consumers - Does the patient experience trump costs?
21 Jan

I was recently reading through PatientExperience.com, and I came across two articles highlighting a report developed by Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) on the patient experience in healthcare. According to PwC – the healthcare consumer’s “personal experience is the number one reason for choosing a doctor or hospital”. It may be intuitive that someone would not make a price decision when their health is at stake, but PwC‘s study indicates that “healthcare is the ONLY industry where patient experience trumps price”.

Patient satisfaction vs. patient experience
06 Jan

Most might read the title of this blog post and think, “What’s the difference?!” While some organizations might use the terms patient satisfaction and patient experience interchangeably, they do represent two completely different ideas.

Happy Holidays & Happy New Year!
21 Dec

To kick-off the holiday celebrations, let’s take a look back our most top-clicked posts for 2015 and give thanks for having had another great year:

Scrubs: Unisex is out & style is in
Healthcare today is changing at a rapid pace. Not only is it changing in the way we receive and administer patient care and a focus on the patient as a consumer, but also in the type of uniforms being requested by today’s healthcare employees.

Happy Thanksgiving!
23 Nov

When writing our blog posts for An Apple A Day, we aspire to always offer up food for thought with anything and everything healthcare. With Thanksgiving just days away, we now simply just have literal food on the brain! Here is what the An Apple A Day Team is looking forward to gobbling down this Thanksgiving:

TBT: Designing a scrub catalog
19 Nov

 

Last week we had the opportunity to do an on-site photo shoot at a hospital in Saint Petersburg. It’s always exciting to be on a photo shoot set, especially one like this where we are in an active environment. Doctors, nurses and ancillary staff kept passing by to take a peek, share their own stories and naturally, to talk about healthcare uniforms.

 



Here are a few behind the scenes shots from our on-site photo shoot:

Making the Quality Uniform Choice
04 Nov

 

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:

Everyday Hero Contest
21 Oct

Fashion Seal Healthcare® is pleased to announce the grand prize winner and runner-ups for our Everyday Hero Contest -- See below for their nominations!

TBT: Are ancillary departments the key to an improved patient experience?
08 Oct

Having spent much of my career developing and implementing Ancillary services operations for Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs), I have a deep rooted appreciation for the impact these dedicated people can have on the patient experience. These support service departments can include:

16 Sep

An Apple A Day had a busy summer with lots of HOT topics for everyone!  Did you miss out?  Don't worry, here are the top five posts from this past summer starting with number one.

1. Deciphering the meaning of white coat lengths

This blog post tops the charts on a monthly basis.  Learn everything you've every wanted to know about the various lengths of lab coats and what them mean.  Some of the answers may surprise you!

Deadline Extended - Nominate Your Everyday Hero Today!
09 Sep

Due to the overwhelming number of entries, we have decided to extend the deadline of the Everyday Hero contest to Friday, September 25.

Don’t miss your chance to repay your Everyday Hero in healthcare! Complete this online form and let us know in 250 words or less what makes your Everyday Hero so special and deserving. Anyone in healthcare is eligible - it could be a:

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