Midmark Defines Primary Care Delivery of the Future with New Survey
Survey identifies concerns of primary care physicians, caregivers and hospital administrators
Versailles, OH (PRWEB) April 19, 2012
Midmark Corporation, a leading medical solutions provider and trusted leader in digital diagnostic devices for ambulatory care, today announced the results of a survey aimed at defining care delivery of the future. After surveying 300 physicians, caregivers and hospital administrators in early 2012 regarding the future of primary care in their organizations, the company released an executive summary highlighting the main areas of importance to them.
Conducted by an outside research firm, the survey found that healthcare professionals are deeply concerned about managing the needs of an evolving group of patients while also managing costs and the intricacies of a changing delivery of care.
“In recent years, an increasingly complex patient population, coupled with a wide array of technologic advancements and changing legislation, has forced a number of major changes for those working in primary care. This is bound to be difficult for an industry that must consider so many regulations and details for each decision,” said Jon Wells, Director of Marketing at Midmark. “Midmark has served the healthcare industry and particularly primary care facilities for more than 45 years. A critical part of that service is not only meeting their equipment needs, but also having an understanding of the issues impacting their business.”
The top three themes of the survey were:
- Looking ahead — Standardizing processes and integrating software that can improve efficiency is key to providing quality care in the future. Of the respondents, 62 percent of physicians, and 76 percent of caregivers and administrators, would like to standardize many of the primary care processes in their offices in the next three years. It is typical, even in the most forward-thinking organizations, for process in primary care offices to vary greatly.
- Money matters — Not surprising, budget issues affect every decision. Nearly three in five (58 percent) physicians believe that the healthcare industry most needs to improve cost of care, and almost half of caregivers (49 percent) named lack of funds as their biggest hurdle in providing optimal patient care.
- Improving efficiency — A majority (63 percent) of physicians say that increased electronic medical record access and data retrieval is the most important enhancement for exam rooms. More than half (53 percent) of the administrators surveyed agreed.
“A deep understanding of the realities that physicians, caregivers and hospital administrators go through is crucial for us to develop the best possible solutions into the future. Midmark will continue to deliver on our promise to make a positive difference in the practice of healthcare and the future of care delivery,” added Wells.
Midmark plans to release additional results of the survey later this year. An executive summary of the data can be found at http://www.midmark.com.
Midmark Corporation brings efficient patient care to millions of people each day around the world. Midmark is committed to providing innovative products and services for the healthcare professional, integrating value-added technology into everything it does. By focusing on ways to constantly improve physician workflows, Midmark is redefining the future of the clinical space from the examination room to the procedure room. Its line of Midmark and Ritter products have become the industry standards in medical practices of all sizes, helping improve the patient experience while improving safety, ergonomics, productivity and profitability for the practice. Midmark´s line of digital diagnostic solutions, allow fast and easy capture, interpretation and retrieval of patient information for single practitioners to large physician groups and offer EHR/EMR integration. With more than 1,500 teammates worldwide, Midmark´s teammates are dedicated to making a positive difference in the practice of healthcare. Headquartered in Versailles, Ohio, Midmark Corporation maintains four subsidiaries in the United States. To support international healthcare markets, it holds subsidiaries in France, India and Italy. For more information about Midmark, visit midmarkclinicalsolutions.com or midmark.com.
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