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Creative Solutions in the Medical Industry: Improvement Through Originality

Posted by ImageFIRST Healthcare Laundry Specialists on May 4, 2016 10:25:13 AM

How do you find the answers to the questions never asked before? How do you truly innovate? Forge new paths? Find solutions to the challenges that plague a business? Two words: Get creative.


In 2010, IBM published a global study of 500 CEO’s of large and successful businesses. They asked, “What is the single most important quality for future leaders?” Their overwhelmingly consistent answer: Creativity.


A New Take

In modern medicine, there are new challenges that healthcare facilities are combatting as the world moves into better and better patient care. Of those challenges, adequately preventing infection ranks high on the list. Medical professionals are working every day to find the best methods to reduce the spread of infection, particularly within the facilities where patients receive care.


In a recent study published in the American Journal of Infection Control, researchers tried something new to cut down on the spread of infection. Hand hygiene, or lack thereof, is a major ongoing concern in the medical industry. Healthcare professionals need to wash their hands following a number of their daily tasks and, despite decades of encouragement, improvements are still needed.


By placing messages encouraging proper hand hygiene in the screen savers of healthcare facility computers, researchers documented a significant change—workers washed hands more often. By creating brightly colored images that caught the attention of the professionals, and adding photos of peers to the visual elements of the image, researchers found that adoption rates of proper hand hygiene spiked. The study concluded that this innovative approach would increase the likelihood that medical facility employees would wash their hands more often, decreasing the spread of site infections.


Our Own Approach

Innovation is what drives our business. We’ve changed the face of healthcare linen services in New England, NH and across the country. Through service standards that raised the bar of what our industry could do, healthcare facilities took note. We heightened the speed of what our industry thought was feasible by providing Same Day Linen Rescue and our Instant Service App. We lifted the quality of products in our industry by developing Triple BioShield Protection process and the Comfort Care Line of patient gowns.


In our industry, creativity isn’t an option; it’s a necessity, integral in allowing us to provide every facility we work with to provide services and products that go above the watermarks others left before us. Whether it’s gowns that make your patients more comfortable during their procedures or medical scrubs and uniforms in New England, NH that keep professionals safe, we continue to innovate, so we can improve patient care now and in the future.