The 2015 HIMSS Impact of the Informatics Nurse survey demonstrates important role they play in driving patient safety and workflow improvement. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Providers Believe Apps Improve Patient Outcomes
Nearly half of providers say they will adopt health apps at their practice in the next five years. By Katie Wike, contributing writer
Tablets Enhance ICU Patient Experience
Patients and family members who have received a tablet as a connection to their ICU staff and hospital report experiencing a better overall stay.By Katie Wike, contributing writer
Nurses: Medical Errors Could Be Reduced With Connected Devices
Nurses recently surveyed by the West Health Institute said they believe medical errors could be reduced by using connected devices. By Katie Wike, contributing writer
Improving Clinician Communication And Collaboration Across The Health System
Reading Health System (RHS) is a not-for-profit medical center that includes Reading Hospital, a 647-bed acute care hospital located in West Reading, Pennsylvania, and Reading Health Rehabilitation Hospital, a facility in Spring Township, featuring a 50-bed skilled nursing unit and a 62-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit. RHS is a multihospital, traditional staff model institution; 70% of the physicians are independent and thus are not employed by RHS.
Evaluating Order Sets: Ask The Best Questions, Improve Quality Of Care
While adopting evidence-based order sets is a known driver for improving quality measures, informatics teams often have a difficult time with order set maintenance and processes. Fortunately, asking the right questions about your order set practices can lead to improvements in patient outcomes.
Cullman Regional Medical Center Reduces Readmissions And Improves Patient Satisfaction With Vocera
Cullman Regional Medical Center (CRMC) in Cullman, AL, reengineered its hospital discharge process with the Vocera Good to Go ® solution, which resulted in better patient engagement, understanding and compliance of care directives, ultimately increasing HCAHPS scores and reducing readmissions.
Northern Westchester Hospital Boosts Patient Satisfaction By Integrating Their Nurse Call System With Vocera
Northern Westchester Hospital is a state-of-the-art, award-winning community hospital located in Mount Kisco, New York, less than an hour’s drive from Manhattan. It has been recognized as among the best hospitals in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report for 2012–13), and is the only hospital in the nation to be both a nationally designated Planetree Hospital with Distinction (recognizing exceptional patient-centered care) and a recipient of Magnet® Recognition for excellence in nursing service and overall quality of patient care.
Pre-Arrival Communication Sets Expectations And Improves Patient Experience, Workflow Efficiency, And Clinical Outcomes
Read this HBI report to learn how facilities like Mount Sinai health system and Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo Michigan have implemented successful initiatives to reduce surgery no-shows and improve patient preparation for surgery and outpatient procedures.
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