By Matt Bourne, VP of Medical Sales
January 8, 2019
As we begin the new year, ‘tis the season for annual prediction posts. We all wonder what the year will hold. What should we anticipate in healthcare?
Predictably, 2019 will continue to bring lots of change for the healthcare industry, especially our ambulatory care customers. New technologies are poised to affect changes in care methods, the supply of quality caregivers is in high demand and outpatient volumes are increasing.
Healthcare systems will need increased access to primary care to manage disease states for their expanding patient populations—think hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol and asthma. Primary care also acts as a feeder program to the higher acuity services health systems provide.
Increased patient flow tends to stress current healthcare system design, workflow and staff, drawing more attention to existing pain points. Our dedicated and knowledgeable sales team works closely with customers to understand those pain points. Paraphrased care provider comments like these listed below provide insight into the challenges and issues confronting ambulatory care.
Each of these comments illustrates a challenge that Midmark is well-equipped to help our customers face. We can help our customers deliver better outcomes by teaching them how to harmonize technology and equipment with the right workflows to create better care.
Understanding that new technologies will change the industry this year, our work with caregivers in their daily tasks shows us there’s still a real need to help our customers standardize on good processes to reduce waste, improve care, and drive towards better outcomes.