According to researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital, Twitter can be a valuable resource when it comes to measuring hospital quality. By Katie Wike, contributing writer
A Peer60 report highlights the top 10 ED software vendors. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Post-EHR era application automates physician EHR documentation, patient check-in, and traffic flow. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Whether you’re suffering from a broken bone or a life-threatening illness, a trip to the emergency room is always a scary prospect. But what happens when an ER is faced with more patients than it can accommodate? Between 1995 and 2010, annual ER visits in the U.S. grew by 34 percent, while the number of hospitals with ERs declined by 11 percent. From long wait times to sky-high medical costs, overcrowding puts undue pressure on patients, providers and administrators when efficient, high-quality care matters most.
After welcoming Jewish Hospital into Mercy Health, revenue cycle administration identified DataArk® as the solution for properly managing pre-acquisition/legacy accounts receivable. Both finance and senior leadership teams would benefit from consistent cash collections and comprehensive reporting as a result.
When care providers at Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, the largest Home Care & Hospice agency in Maine, initially launched their telehealth program, they were quickly able to see positive results from utilizing Honeywell’s Genesis family of remote patient monitoring devices to track the daily vital signs of patients and streamline patient-acquired data into one internet-accessible clinical dashboard.
When home care providers at VNA Home Health Hospice (VNA) looked at ways to improve their already-successful telehealth program, they realized patient care could be improved by giving physicians the ability to monitor their patients’ health status, using VNA’s existing telehealth system.
In January of 2011, the St. Alexius Medical Center (SAMC) and the Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center (gpTRAC) joined forces to evaluate the potential of a new telehealth program. Their goal was to determine whether they could improve access and care for their many patients with chronic conditions who live in rural areas. In order to determine its effectiveness, SAMC and gpTRAC worked together to develop research parameters by which to quantify the results of the program.
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