Transitioning to newer technologies, like electronic health records, is poised to change care, however, healthcare professionals must overcome challenges to maintain communications without disruption to ensure patient safety and continued operation. That’s why it is important to ensure your organization has adequate foundational elements before undergoing a full digital transformation. Below, we’ve outlined the various situations where having an upgraded suite of office technology may benefit your healthcare organization.
As the wireless industry evolves toward 5G, indoor mobile communication is becoming more prominent in connecting people with one another and with information. Nowhere is that more important than in the healthcare industry. In a hospital, a reliable, high-speed indoor coverage network is essential—for EMS en route, surgeons in need of lab results, visiting doctors needing to communicate with their offices, and patients who want to stay in touch with their loved ones.
I think we all know that more and more people are meeting online. More than 40 percent of all dating relationships now start online. It is the number one way Americans meet partners. However, online relationships go beyond romance. The majority—57 percent—of teens (and many adults as well) report that they have made new platonic friends online. In addition, business/customer relationships also start online—and this includes the healthcare industry. In fact, one new study found that looking for healthcare information is the third most common online activity.
Battling with chronic life-limiting illness results in extreme pain, discomfort, and physical as well as mental stress. Even when there is no permanent cure available to treat the disease, palliative care can bring some respite to the patients. It can make a significant difference in enhancing end-of-life care quality by alleviating pain and managing uncomfortable symptoms.
Technology has rapidly changed the chiropractic industry. Less than 5 years ago, only a handful of large chiropractic practices could afford X-ray machines. With the advancement in radiological equipment technology, the cost of this equipment has decreased significantly. Patients are also asking for a quicker turnaround on X-ray diagnostics, forcing their chiropractic care professionals to invest in this technology located on-premises.
Small and Medium Enterprises add up to a significant percentage of the new private sector companies all over the world. Over the years, the enterprises belonging of this sector that have stood out and emerged as leaders in world economy have had atleast 2 things in common - relentless focus on the fundamentals of their businesses and an uncanny knack for identifying and riding on a market/technological wave.
Middleware has long been an asset in healthcare IT. Its continued impact has the opportunity to change the future of healthcare. Many consider middleware to be the "glue" that allows different software programs to work together, enabling interoperability. Middleware helps users solve the challenges of heterogeneity and distribution, sitting above operating systems and networking software but below specific applications.
HIMSS Analytics surveyed 323 clinical and IT leaders at HIMSS19 and online to find out how prevalent clinician cognitive overload is, which healthcare technologies are contributing to it most, and how to solve the problem. We discovered that leaders view minimizing cognitive burden as important to organizational success, and that technology in and of itself is not the root cause of the problem.
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.