Feature Articles

  1. Technology And Clinician Cognitive Overload – Easing The Pain
    6/17/2019

    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.

  2. Clinician Cognitive Load: Read The CNO Perspective
    6/17/2019

    Nurses make mistakes every day due to cognitive overload. Nurse leaders have a responsibility to recognize signs of cognitive overload in clinicians and take active measures to reduce cognitive burden and its consequences. Reducing cognitive burden for nurses helps create a more satisfying work environment and fosters well-being and retention. This is a report about understanding the problem and how to take specific, achievable steps to solve it.

  3. Paris Community Hospital Employs Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) At The Edge To Treat IT Management Complexity, Reduce Costs, And Improve Client Services
    4/25/2019

    Paris Community Hospital was seeking to simplify the management of its IT assets and reduce the time and effort expended on maintaining the environment. With an IT department of four staff to manage 500 machines, the organization was finding it difficult to provide timely and efficient service to users.

  4. Hands-Free Communication Solution Helps Decrease 'Left With-Out Being Seen' Rate By 69.5%; Improves HCAHPS Scores 44.7%
    2/28/2019

    Hardin memorial health accelerates care, improves critical workflows and boosts patient satisfaction.

  5. Informed Hope: Hardwiring Compassion In Healthcare
    10/19/2018

    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.

  6. Measurable Improvement To Hospital Communications – Pediatric Quality & Safety Article
    10/19/2018

    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.

  7. Real-Time Healthcare Analytics: Monitor, Predict, Nudge, Act
    10/19/2018

    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.

  8. Hospital Communication: How Many Apps Does It Take to Make A Phone Call?
    10/19/2018

    A physician needed to perform emergency surgery at a hospital that was in the same large integrated delivery network she worked in, but not her home hospital. As she set out to prep for the case, she needed to contact the care team, including the on-call ER doctor, surgery team, and the person in charge of room scheduling. She needed to find and obtain supplies.

  9. The Internet Of Medical Things (IoMT)
    8/30/2018

    Many of us are familiar with the term “the internet of things” (IoT), but only some know that the road to IoT began back in 1982, when grad students from the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University connected a modified Coke vending machine to the internet. This technology turned the machine into a basic smart device because it was able to provide networked status reports to the students about inventory and temperature control.

  10. Integrating Epic’s EHR With SUNY Upstate Medical University’s Call Centers To Save Time And Enhance Patient Caller Experience
    7/24/2018

    SUNY Upstate Medical University wanted to improve their healthcare call center performance and reduce caller wait times, shorten the time spent on each call, lower the call center’s abandonment rates, and provide a better caller and patient experience.