Enhancing Patient Safety, Reducing Costs, And Enabling Greater Compliance
Akron General Medical Center is a 537-bed, adult, tertiary-care, not-for-profit teaching hospital that serves a population of more than 1.2 million people throughout five counties in Northeast Ohio. By FormFast
Networked Field Services
One of the most important capabilities that mobile solutions
offer organizations today is the ability to provide better visibility, in near real time, into the activities and events taking place in the field.
Telehealth Solution Connects Patients In Rural Nebraska To Quality Care
For patients in rural communities, geographic isolation can provide a significant barrier to receiving quality, timely care. The problem is especially serious in Nebraska, which is among the most sparsely populated states, with a population density of just 23 people per square mile.
Patient Safety Applications Of Bar Code And RFID Technologies
The recent focus on patient safety in U.S. hospitals has yielded a flood of new technologies and tools aimed specifically
at improving the quality of patient care at the bedside. This has been accomplished by integrating the physical process of care delivery with medication information and software applications that provide clinical decision support,
and quality and safety checks. By Zebra Technologies
Benefiting From Bedside Specimen Labeling
Labeling blood and other samples at the time they are collected improves patient safety and helps prevent a host of problems related to misidentification — including many of the estimated 160,900 adverse events that occur in U.S. hospitals annually because of sample identification errors. By Zebra Technologies
It’s All In The Wrist: Improving Patient Safety With Bar Code Wristbands
Identifying patients with bar coded wristbands is a first step healthcare organizations can take to make these
improvements. Checking the “Five Rights”—Right Patient, Right Medication, Right Dose, Right Time and
Right Method of Administration—prevents most medication errors. By Zebra Technologies
Community Health Centers Find Practical, Powerful Capabilities With MicroMD® EMR
CPH health centers operate 43 medical and dental clinics with 105 physicians, mid-level providers and dentists. With CPH in place, Smith and his associates began the search for a practical EMR.
The Second Wave Of Clinical Mobility: Strategic Solution Investments For Mobile Point Of Care
The highly collaborative and mobile nature of clinical teams makes the strategic investment in clinical mobility solutions essential to meet the intense demands being placed on healthcare providers today. Many of the same drivers of health reform in the United States and abroad — the need to improve access, quality of care, patient safety, and clinician efficiency to treat more patients cost-effectively — are setting in motion the second wave of clinical mobility.
Drive Care Coordination With Secure, Mobile Healthcare Solutions
To examine how mobile point of care (MPOC) can positively impact the quality and cost of healthcare, this roundtable discussion, moderated by Mark Blatt, MD, worldwide medical director at Intel, explores the ways in which mobile point of care coordination across the care continuum enhances care quality measures. It also addresses how industry leaders ensure privacy and security within the mobile environment without hindering clinician productivity.
Connected Healthcare: Changing The Way You Design, Build, And Manage Healthcare Environments
The traditional approach to designing hospital buildings — deploying multiple proprietary networks for voice, video, and data, HVAC, security and access, energy, lighting, fire and safety, and other functions — unnecessarily increases capital costs and operational expenses. When developers and builders replace disparate networks with one simplified, flexible, and scalable IP network and incorporate a ‘connected healthcare’ framework into their buildings, it creates a catalyst for an information utility, while reducing cost and complexity.