Researchers have created a model able to predict with 75 percent accuracy how many asthma-related emergency room visits a hospital couldexpect on a given day. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Advance Directives Discussions Provide An Opportunity To Engage Patients
Opening a dialogue between patients and physicians can make end-of-life treatment less stressful for both the provider and patient. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Is Patient Safety Threatened By HIT?
ECRI’s latest report has health IT issues at the top of a list of patient safety hazards. By Katie Wike, contributing writer
State Of Emergency: Overcrowding In The ER [Infographic]
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.
Hospital ‘Sees’ Old Data To Recoup ‘Blind’ A/R
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.
Wireless Patient Monitoring Devices Solve Telecommunications Challenges
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.
VNA Home Health Hospice Streamlines Patient Care Between Physicians And Home
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.
Telehealth Products And Services Utilized With High Success In Telemedicine Efficacy Study
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.
Are Your Forms Costing You? HSC, also known as the Hospital for Sick Children, is like most healthcare organizations feeling a strong push to go electronic. The hospital selected an EHR solution from HMS to address these initiatives in the clinical setting, however HSC had already identified another paper-laden challenge to address — preprinted forms.
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Nursing Professors Develop New E-Tool For Nursing Education
Leveraging technology to make patient assessments more efficient and effective is the driving force behind the development of a new nursing clinical decision support e-tool, developed by University of Wisconsin Green Bay nursing faculty, T. Heather Herdman, RN, PhD, FNI, and Susan Gallagher-Lepak, RN, PhD, in conjunction with NANDA International (NANDA-I), an association of nursing professionals that develops, refines and publishes terminology accurately reflecting nurses’ clinical judgments..
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