Hartford, CT -- (ReleaseWire) -- 01/26/2018 -- ImageFIRST Healthcare Laundry Specialists recently shared observations about ongoing changes and growing trends in healthcare, discussed in the media over the past year.
In recent years, health systems have experienced growth both due to industry changes as well as through consolidation. The growth of these systems bring complexities of their own for leadership teams, from merging systems to combining cultures into one.
Additionally, consumerism has finally made its way into the healthcare industry as patients find themselves rating their experience of a facility on online sharing sites. As a result, medical providers have found themselves faced with increased competition with one another. Ultimately, this heightened competition and transparency will drive patients to choose healthcare facilities that provide a quality of care with overall lower costs.
Numerous news outlets have also reported that in the coming years, the majority of healthcare plans will be high deductibles, furthering the aforementioned increase in consumerism and placing a higher emphasis on the quality and value of care put forth by medical providers. These high deductible plans are expected to push consumers toward outpatient facilities over hospitals as a way of reducing what they pay in healthcare costs for routine procedures.
These trends have made it as important as ever to remain current with fluctuations within the medical industry. ImageFIRST, a provider of hospital privacy curtain services in Providence, RI, reminds medical facilities that proactive change management remains an important element of keeping their competitive edge.
According to a variety of leadership and management research, an effective method for health systems to keep pace with a constantly shifting healthcare landscape is to keep an emphasis on staff involvement. Engaging staff to be part of teams to proactively implement changes can greatly improve change management effectiveness. In turn, this minimizes disruptions and focus away from patient care.
As a provider of medical laundry management services including linens, medical scrubs, and patient gowns in CT and throughout New England, ImageFIRST has made it their goal to provide customers with the resources to keep them informed, prepared, and confident for facing upcoming changes within the healthcare industry. To learn more, visit http://new-england-ct.imagefirst.com.
Founded in 1967, ImageFIRST® is the largest and fastest growing national linen rental and laundry service specializing in the healthcare market. ImageFIRST's 36 locations nationwide serve over 11,000 medical facilities every week providing linen, patient gowns, scrubs and more while managing their clients' linen inventory for cost management. With a customer retention rate of over 95%, ImageFIRST is dedicated to improving patient satisfaction through quality products and remarkable service: their Comfort Care® line of gowns are proven to increase patients' favorable perception of a facility by more than 50%. For more information about ImageFIRST, your cost-effective solution for greater patient satisfaction, please visit http://new-england-ct.imagefirst.com/.
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