Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Urgent care and a visit to the emergency room are options when your doctor's office is closed. While you might need to see a doctor, you might not feel like it's a true emergency. Instead of waiting for your doctor's office to open the next day, you can visit urgent care facilities. Is it a true emergency? How do you know whether you have a true emergency? It's not always a simple answer. There are times when people will delay going to the emergency room because they don't feel like it's serious enough for an ER visit. If you have serious pain, shortness of breath, persistent chest pain accompanied by other symptoms, weakness or paralysis, head injuries or serious burns, you should visit your emergency room immediately. In some cases, like chest pain and slurred speech or vision, you should consider calling for an ambulance.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
The health care industry is currently one of the fastest growing global industries on the planet, and according to economists, the growth is not expected to slow down any time soon. One reason that the industry is growing so fast is that health care providers are being forced to meet the expectations of their patients. Where the past produced an environment in which the primary focus was the successful treatment of the patient, the new global economy has produced an experience driven environment in which customers and patients have higher expectations for their health care providers — forcing these providers to look for ways to improve the customer experience.