Modern Healthcare: 10 Healthcare Innovations That Might Change The World
These 10 innovations in healthcare tackle disease prevention, exercise incentives and streamlining healthcare administration. Check out these newcomers in healthcare and self-care and find out what the future of medicine might look like.
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.
Samsung Cloud Displays Unlock Efficiencies For Physicians And Accelerate EHR Adoption
Regulatory requirements and government incentives to improve healthcare quality and efficiency through information technology have prompted healthcare providers to focus on achieving faster EHR adoption by implementing a virtual environment. However, for programs to be successful, the virtual solutions need to help make the work of physicians easier and more productive, while maintaining the reliability and security of patient data.
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.
Securing Social Media For Healthcare
Social media sites—such as Facebook and Twitter—can be a tempting outlet for healthcare employees to discuss patient information that should be private. Breaches of information security and patient privacy may or not be intentional, and they can be committed by an employee, a contractor, a temporary employee, or an external party. However, the repercussions to the organization of a protected healthcare information (PHI) disclosure are significant because these confidentiality breaches violate HIPAA rules about protecting patient privacy and ensuring workforce compliance.
St. John Medical Center Uses A Team Approach To Ensure Successful Implementation Of New Electronic Health Record Initiative
As new value-based payment models emerge in the healthcare industry, hospitals that demonstrate high-quality, efficient patient care will have a distinct advantage over those organizations that remain mired in unwarranted variation in care processes, unnecessary and duplicative tests, and an inability to coordinate care.
Taking The Pulse Of Mobile Health
It’s no secret the healthcare industry is going digital. Electronic health records, health information exchanges, and Web-based patient portals are becoming ubiquitous features in nearly all clinical environments. But the fastest, most widely adopted digital push, according to healthcare industry experts, has undoubtedly been in mobile health.
5 Key Reasons Why Your Mobile Cart Should Be Powered By Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries – Not Lithium Ion
The truth is that one letter “R” makes a big difference at the end of the day. This paper provides some key factors when understanding the differences between these battery chemistries.
Records Management: THE Critical Program For Patient Safety And Business Success
Managing information in the form of data, documents and records is arguably one of the most crucial activities for healthcare providers. Making critical strategic decisions, serving patients and their families, ensuring HIPAA compliance, and processing admissions, prescription, clinician and insurance transactions all depend on information that is easily accessible and entirely precise.