Part 1 of 2: The top 3 challenges healthcare providers face when communicating wait times to patients

There is often disconnect between the patient and the healthcare provider’s understanding of how a clinic should operate. It is difficult to manage each side’s expectations, as numerous factors that are beyond both the clinic’s control and the...

What is design thinking and how does it relate to service delivery?

‘Design thinking’ is an investigative and collaborative process that involves empathising with the users of a product or service to inform and improve upon its shortcomings. When applied to service delivery in a government context, design...

How to minimise stress on staff and patients through open communication in the waiting area?

Breaking down the clinic experience reveals the complexity of backstage processes that may falter and lead to longer wait times. An interesting statistic states that nearly 40% of patients admit to being frustrated with their doctor before their...

Service Design: 6 Barriers to Service Design and how to overcome them

 

There’s no denying that service design will improve and innovate your existing Healthcare service or help you design new ones, but there may be barriers along the way. We look at how to approach these barriers with suggested solutions to...

Is digital healthcare an asset for specialist patients?

Public debate is currently swirling amidst the introduction of Australia’s national digital health portal, My Health Record. While much of the current debate centres around the risks involved, it it is hard to ignore the obvious benefits of...

What are the benefits of a Queue Management System?

If you have customers who queue for your service, then you need to consider a queue management system. There are many reasons why a QMS can help your organisation, but here we’ve boiled them down to five crucial benefits.

7 clever ways to reduce waiting times in your organisation

Nobody likes waiting in queues. Not only is the lost time frustrating, but also the feelings of uncertainty, boredom and annoyance makes the wait so undesirable and sometimes unbearable! Here are 7 ways to reduce waiting times in your service...