Nashville, TN -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/25/2016 -- Healthcare facilities, professionals, and the services they provide for have had to adapt to a changing landscape in recent years. Enhancing the patient experience, infection prevention and cost management have weighed more heavily on the minds of the heads of medical offices and health systems. As technology continues to grow in-tandem with the healthcare field, the possibilities for improving patient care have become almost limitless. The logistics, on the other hand, have become perhaps more burdensome.
In the 21st century, the modern world has been subject to the rapid growth of internet-based, constantly interconnected technologies. The patient experience has not been left out of this cycle. Social media platforms have allowed medical facilities to see the feedback of their patient's experiences in real-time, both good and bad. The Affordable Care Act and the CAHPS survey have helped create a more consumer-like environment for patients.
Healthcare facilities have responded to these new trends and new challenges by focusing on enhancing the patient experience. ImageFIRST Tennessee has aided the medical facilities they serve better adapt to these new strategies not just by providing laundering services for medical scrub products in Tennessee, but also by providing them with patient gowns that are shown to increase patient perception of their facility: The Comfort Care™ line.
Another focus for healthcare professionals has been minimizing healthcare acquired infections, a serious concern for management. The Joint Commission has renewed their efforts to combat this problem and demonstrated how seriously they take the issue by announcing Ronald M. Wyatt, MD, MHA, as the first Patient Safety Officer.
While a better patient experience and infection prevention have been two of the concerns at the forefront of the medical industry, cost management has continued to be a factor. Consolidating health systems and an increasingly competitive environment has put additional cost management pressures on leadership teams.
ImageFIRST Tennessee continues to assist healthcare professionals in these needs by providing medical laundering services, patient gowns, and medical uniform products in Tennessee. With their unique offering of ComfortFIRST, AssuranceFIRST and ValueFIRST, they've established themselves as a company aimed at putting the patient at the center of everything they do, and helping the medical facilities they service adapt now, and in the future.
To learn more about the services and products that ImageFIRST Tennessee provides, interested parties are encouraged to visit their website at http://tennessee.imagefirst.com.
About ImageFIRST Tennessee
Founded in 1967, ImageFIRST is the largest and fastest growing national linen rental and laundry service specializing in the outpatient medical market. ImageFIRST's 36 locations nationwide serve over 5,500 medical offices every week, providing linen, patient gowns, scrubs and much more while partnering with facilities to better manage linen inventory. With a customer retention rate of over 95%, ImageFIRST is dedicated to improving patient satisfaction through quality linens and remarkable service: their Comfort Care gowns product line increases patients' favorable perception of a facility by more than 50%.
For more information about ImageFIRST Tennessee, your cost-effective solution for greater patient satisfaction, please visit http://tennessee.imagefirst.com.