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Creating Customer-Focused Health Care Organizations. February ; Health care management review 25(4) Over recent years, there has been a move towards consumer-focused health care . 1. Start seeing patients as customers. Taking care of patients is what healthcare is all about. It may be hard for some people to think of patients as customers, but they definitely are. Their. Patient satisfaction and healthcare customer experience improvement (including HCAHPS) from consultant Micah Solomon: 7 steps to hospital and healthcare patient satisfaction, HCAHPS, customer. 1 Excellent Customer Service: A Dozen Best Practices “The only right way to run a company – and the most profitable way – is to saturate your company with the voice of the customer.” Richard C. Whiteley, The Forum Corporation,
A closer look at customer service in healthcare. The fact that the federal government is putting an emphasis on customer service in healthcare is important. Hospitals and healthcare providers may have considered patient satisfaction as more of a “nice-to-have” afterthought in the past. The customer-focused healthcare enterprise is hard to create and takes a lot of work. It’s not a box on a checklist and is not just satisfaction. But in the end, as healthcare evolves into a consumer-centric retail market, it is the only way that the healthcare enterprise can survive. Cutting costs and going lean will only go so far in retail. Customer focus. With the above introduction, customer orientation can be understood as an approach, as a mindset that puts the customer and his/her interest first. Although customer focus is closely related to that, customer focus can be understood as forming the strategy for customer orientation for the salesperson or organization. Upon closer. The role of “Chief Customer Officer” is relatively new but rapidly growing, and this book contains a framework for building a more customer-focused company. Jeanne Bliss’ work is especially useful for executives and leaders in larger groups who are looking to shift their businesses onto a customer-focused path.
Part of the Health and Medical Administration Commons, Health Policy Commons, Health Services Administration Commons, and the Health Services Research Commons Recommended Citation Torpie, Kathy () "Customer service vs. Patient care," Patient Experience Journal: Vol. 1: Iss. 2, Article 3. DOI: / The right staff will reduce turnover and increase customer satisfaction. 7. Go By the Book. Though there’s always room for empathy and compassion, make sure your healthcare providers understand the importance of sticking to federal rules and regulations. You know better than anyone how strict HIPAA, Medicaid, and other government agencies. He has held senior leadership positions at some of the largest non-profit and for-profit health systems in the nation. The author of 10 books and numerous articles on healthcare strategy and trends, Gee is a frequent speaker at leading conferences on topics ranging from healthcare reform to consumer-focused : Paperback. Externally focused/customer focused (versus internally focused). It may seem obvious that a customer-centric organization needs to be driven by external forces. But when it comes to health services, especially in provider organizations, internal demands dominate. Such organizations often have a single-minded focus on internal compliance, best.