According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are more than 46 million Americans who live in rural areas, which equates to about 15% of the U.S. population. Studies from the CDC are now drawing attention to the gap in health between urban and rural America. However, in urban areas, there are still plenty who find it difficult to access the primary or specialty care they need. Delays and longer wait times are often the case in these areas as well.
Though there’s an urge to discover whether people in cities or the countryside have it better when it comes to access to medical professionals, differences between states and the way people in both areas use healthcare to make a definitive winner-loser comparison impossible.
What we can do is look at a few telling aspects of how rural medical care compares to that of cities. Continue reading “Healthcare in Rural Areas: Access, Improvement and Comparison to Urban Healthcare”
“It must be true…I saw it on TV,” many non-medical professionals exclaim, after catching some insights on a procedure or disease during a modern medical drama episode.
It’s a refrain heard over and over again, and while many entertaining depictions of life from the ER to the OR employ consultants in the medical industry, no rule says their advice has to be obeyed.
Here are TV’s most prominent medical shows ranked from the least to the most accurate portrayal of real-life hospital situations.
Continue reading “The Least and Most Accurate Medical Shows”
Our top priority at Soliant is not only that our partnered healthcare facilities are operating as effectively as possible during the outbreak of COVID-19, but also the health and safety of our employees working on the frontlines.
As the current COVID-19 situation continues to unfold in the United States, Soliant will continue to monitor the guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control, World Health Organization, and local and state governing bodies. In addition to these overarching guidelines, we also ask that our healthcare professionals are following the procedures set in place at their facility.
During this period of uncertainty, we encourage healthcare facilities and healthcare professionals to reach out to their Soliant account executive if they have questions or additional needs.
This post will also host any important updates from Soliant as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve.
Customer service and the customer experience is something that is most often associated with retail businesses, but it is also an important part of healthcare, as well. With more and more being spent out of pocket, it is important for patients to feel as if they are valued as a paying customer. Here are five simple ways that you can improve the customer experience in healthcare businesses. Continue reading “5 Simple Ways to Improve Customer Experience in Healthcare”
As the hot weather of summer begins to fade and kids head back to school, cold and flu season is lurking in the shadows, waiting to make its appearance. Now is the time to start making changes to your personal habits that might have become a little lax over the summer. Those in healthcare should start paying closer attention to their diet, exercise, sleep, and other self-care habits to make sure that their body and their immune system are at their best before the threat of colds and flu are an everyday reality. Continue reading “Change Your Habits Now for Cold and Flu Season”
One of the biggest obstacles facing low and limited individuals and families when it comes to receiving adequate healthcare is transportation to and from medical appointments. It may or may not be surprising to hear that there are no-show rates in some medical facilities as high as 30%, many of those patients citing lack of transportation as the main issue in missing appointments. Not only does this cost the healthcare industry millions upon millions of dollars each year, but it also can create less than ideal outcomes for patients. Continue reading “Uber and Lyft Partnering with Healthcare Providers”