We often find that it is the critical systems that run the unsupported software or hardware. While most IT teams know the importance of unsupported systems and life cycle management, competing priorities and the approach of “if it’s not broken” is often taken with legacy systems.
Organizations need unprecedented clarity and reliability into one’s medical record to avoid redundant or unnecessary tests and procedures, erroneous reporting and analytics, billing inaccuracies, administrative burdens, denied claims and lost revenue. A single, comprehensive view of patient information is essential for informed clinical-decision making, effective episodic care and cost management, and a seamless provider and patient experience during every encounter.
A software testing tool plays an important role in enhancing the quality of any software. With the constant evolution in technology, the healthcare industry is rapidly moving in the direction of technological advancement. We can see all sorts of healthcare apps that patients or attendees can download on their smartphones and get updated with health reports and doctor’s prescription.
Virtually every industry is seeing a massive increase in data today – and the healthcare sector is facing a major spike. One contributing factor is an aging population that is driving more usage of healthcare systems in North America and Europe. And at the technical level, advances in medical imaging and genomic research are introducing new types of file types that are larger in size. Industry research firm IDC projects that new data generated by healthcare information and imaging systems will grow from 153 exabytes in 2013 to more than 2,314 exabytes by 2020.
Hardin memorial health accelerates care, improves critical workflows and boosts patient satisfaction.
With the growing number of “check lists” and mounting pressures to improve quality, safety, efficiency and performance, it is easy for healthcare providers to lose sight of an essential part of medicine – compassion.
A recently released article in the Journal of Pediatric Quality and Safety shows the independent research results of an observational study on how to reduce the time nurses and physicians spend on communication tasks that take them away from patient care in a critical care environment.
It was a Monday night, the busiest time in the ED. The ED charge nurse received an alert on her Vocera smartphone app. The alert was from Qventus, which predicts operational bottlenecks and recommends course corrections. The alert was telling the charge nurse that the ED was going to have a surge of patients in two hours. Qventus predicted this with machine learning based on the current census in the ED, historical admit and discharge times, the practice patterns of the clinicians currently working in the ED, and the current queue and expected turnaround times for diagnostic tests.
Vocera empowers care teams through intelligent, real-time communication. We enable communication and coordination across the patient’s Healthcare experience. Vocera helps care team members reach the right person at the right time, on the right device, with the right information, in the right place, anywhere.
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The long-anticipated Report on Improving Cybersecurity in the Healthcare Industry has been released by the HHS Healthcare Industry Cybersecurity Task Force, and with it comes clear, prescriptive recommendations on protecting your organization from the growing risk of cyber-attacks.
To protect PHI, healthcare organizations often build a system of usernames and complex passwords. But why are we still relying on usernames and passwords when solutions such as single sign-on (SSO) have a measurable benefit of giving time back to clinicians, which is everything in healthcare. That time saved –amounting to hours per week – can now be spent with patients, increasing both patient and clinician satisfaction.
UW Medicine’s Valley Medical Center dramatically improved patient outcomes after moving to a smartphone-based platform for clinical communication and alarm and alert notification.