Achieving Service Excellence, Second Edition (Ache by Myron D. Fottler

By Myron D. Fottler

Information regarding customer support hits and misses is now extra obtainable to healthcare shoppers. notable healthcare firms set the bar at a excessive point for either medical and repair excellence. clients who're armed with info and conscious of their recommendations are picking out companies they suspect are prepared, keen, and ready to give you the enhanced adventure they count on. This publication deals a blueprint for effectively competing in this present day s aggressive healthcare industry. It provides the theories, equipment, and strategies at the back of providing a superb healthcare adventure via technique, staffing, and structures. every one bankruptcy explores a provider precept and gives a number of real-world examples and present study findings. among the subject matters mentioned are making a patient-centered atmosphere; construction a tradition during which shoppers are taken care of like visitors; education, motivating, and empowering employees; measuring carrier caliber; dealing with provider waits; and getting better from a carrier failure.

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Today, healthcare has become a business; the treatment of a particular disease, a product line; and the hospital, a cost center. As mentioned earlier, consumer surveys suggest that many healthcare facilities do not provide the little things that make patients feel like honored guests. ” Many outstanding service companies 22 Achieving Service Excellence constantly remind their employees to think of their customers as guests. Disney even coined the term guestology—the scientific study of guest behavior— to better understand the needs, wants, and expectations of its customers.

Accurately and objectively assessing the intangible service’s quality or value is impossible. The only way to measure its quality or value is through subjective techniques, the most basic of which is to ask the customer. But even using this technique is problematic because each healthcare customer has unique needs and wants, so no two patient experiences are exactly alike. Every patient judges a service on the basis of his or her own views and mind-set. Thus, the less tangible a service, the more patient experiences will vary, regardless of the similarity in what services they received and how they were treated.

This is one reason for the rapid rise of retail and other walk-in clinics (Malvey and Fottler 2006). Second, healthcare’s unique reimbursement system acts as a barrier to great customer service. In manufacturing, for example, the customer receives a product or service and then pays the producer or distributor directly. In contrast, in healthcare, the parties that pay for the product or service—such as a managed care com- Chapter 1: Customer Satisfaction as Competitive Advantage 19 pany, Medicare, or Medicaid—are not always the ones who receive that product or service.

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