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By Spencer Sechler 1. What Is Transportation Demand Management (TDM)? Transportation demand management (sometimes referred to as comprehensive transportation management or traffic demand management) is a collection of community-based strategies that encourage a shift away from single-occupant vehicle (SOV) usage to other, more sustainable methods of transportation. Commonly, TDM encourages the use of public transportation,...
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Impark Parking Insights - Big Ideas for Little Patients: Building Compassion at the Curb
A Whole New World In March 2018, The Walt Disney Company announced a global commitment of more than $100M to reinvent the patient experience (PX) in children’s hospitals. The investment includes the development of Disney-themed treatment and patient rooms, in-room entertainment, and Disney Institute customer-experience training for clinical staff. For us, as a service provider...
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This article is an adapted from an Impark HEALTH white paper. To pre-order a free PDF copy, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page. The Patient-Centered Value System and the Parking Lot Many healthcare leaders are understandably gravitating toward the Patient-Centered Value System (PCVS) as their operational playbook of choice. PCVS...
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Top Health Industry Issues of 2018 PwC’s healthcare industry analysis identifies pharmacy benefit managers and wholesalers as subjects of intense scrutiny in the eyes of healthcare leaders, placing pressure on them to prove their place in the healthcare supply chain. The Top Health Industry Issues of 2018 report attributes the heightened criticism to amplified public...
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We may be trudging toward the end of January, but in our book it’s still the season to make meaningful 2018 business resolutions! Here are some practical, actionable resolutions for improving patient satisfaction in 2018. 1. Look for inspiration beyond industry boundaries “Patients don’t stop being consumers — customers — when they put on a...
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The Science of First Impressions It takes just seven seconds for us to make a first impression comprising 11 critical assumptions, according to Dr. Michael Solomon’s work at NYU’s Graduate School of Business. Within those fleeting moments, we make instinctive judgments about a person, object, or scene, including their credibility, trustworthiness, sophistication, desirability, and more....
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Healthcare facility leaders sometimes shy away from the idea of outsourced parking operations. It’s good to be cautious — hospitals, as traditionally under-parked facilities, have piqued the interest of out-of-industry firms who lack practical experience and even theoretical know-how. However, partner with the right provider, and the rewards are vast. The ISO reports that outsourcing...
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To charge or not to charge? That is the question facing healthcare leaders as they work to balance budgets while delivering industry-leading clinical care. Paid hospital parking is a topic of populist debate that continues to polarize opinion. However, the issue is not as clear cut as it may superficially seem, and free parking is...
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Healthcare facilities are living, breathing buildings in a permanent state of flux. As they absorb and react to the needs of their clientele, they transform into a jigsaw of new and old — each wing, zone, and floor different from the last. The necessary fluidity of healthcare campuses makes wayfinding systems tricky to implement and...
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When you think of accessible parking, what do you see? You’re likely envisioning something like the image above: extra-wide spaces that prominently display the international accessibility icon, with a wheelchair-friendly, sloped curb nearby. But in 2018, maybe it’s time to expand our understanding of what makes parking “accessible.” How, for example, do traditional handicap parking...
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