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”
With gift-giving holidays around the corner, it’s time to start making your holiday shopping lists, especially for the staff that simplifies your life and the nurses who are your right hand. It can be difficult to personalize each and every gift, but you don’t want to pass out fruitcakes and call it a day. Here are some thoughtful gift ideas that can help you acknowledge and appreciate everyone that you work with throughout the holiday season. Continue reading “10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Nurses and Medical Staff”
Working as a medical professional often requires long hours with few breaks and not a lot of time to sit down and have a healthy meal during a shift. You worry far more about the nutrition and eating habits of your patients or students over your own. Sometimes, it’s easy to forget that you should put on your own oxygen mask before you help someone else and your own needs fall by the wayside. Continue reading “5 Tips for Healthier Eating During National Nutrition Month”
It’s tax season again. Replacing the garland and tinsel of the holiday season with red tape and paperwork is certainly not much to get excited about. However, everyone must deal with this necessary evil. Here are just a few tips for those in medical professions that can help make tax time easier and ensure that you receive all of the deductions and credits that you qualify for. Continue reading “Five Important Tax Tips for Medical Professionals”
The news has been filled with images of devastated communities in the wake of hurricanes and other natural disasters. Communities are ravaged by flooding and storm damage, and many of the residents have been displaced to shelters. Along with the homes that have been damaged, many hospitals, medical offices, and other healthcare facilities are dealing with the same aftermath and struggle to serve their patients. Volunteer nurses are stepping up to assist and helping to take the burden off of local caregivers. Continue reading “Using Your Skills for Good: Volunteerism Opportunities in Nursing”
With a projected shortage of 45,000-90,000 primary care doctors by the year 2020, it’s no wonder we’re worried these days about whether there are (or will be) enough MDs for primary care.
So are there too many specialists in the U.S.? Here’s a look at both sides of the coin: Continue reading “Are There Too Many Specialists?”