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You’re Reopening! Here’s What Your Patients Need To Know
All over the country, businesses are cautiously opening back up. This includes healthcare. While some healthcare organizations never fully closed, all were impacted by the shelter-in-place orders that have happened across the country. And as we return to our “new normal,” there are a few things that you need to help patients understand. I was recently chatting with a friend of mine who helps run a fairly large healthcare organization.
Finding The Balance Between Patient Outreach And Patient Care With Technology
Patient engagement is crucial to all healthcare organizations. It might seem at first glance that the larger an organization is, the more hands there would be to connect with patients. Unfortunately, the opposite is often true. The resources of health systems and hospitals are stretched to the limit with the basics, leaving little time for the “extras.”
Making Medical Workers Mobile (And The Patients It Serves)
The healthcare industry has undergone immense change over the last decade. From the introduction of healthcare analytics to the widespread implementation of electronic medical records (EMR)/electronic health records (EHR) across the U.S. to even the replacement of legacy phone systems with unified communications technology, the systems that make up today’s healthcare organizations function and look quite differently than 10 or 20 years ago. The common thread among all of this change is technology and the widespread adoption of the “anywhere, anytime” mindset for communication.
Mobile Technologies Play A Key Role In Reducing Physician And Administrative Burdens
In most ambulatory practices, care is delivered in a tightly-timed environment, with the performance of each team member dependent on a workflow that must move efficiently. With new mandates and evolving technology, the physician’s role is now more complex than ever.
How Mobile Devices Contribute To OR Delays And Cancellations
Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets have changed the way people work and live by providing instant, anytime, anywhere access to information. Given the highly mobile life of a surgeon, smartphones have become a lifeline for case-related communication. Regardless of whether a surgeon is outside of a hospital environment or within different hospital settings (i.e. pre-op, recovery, intensive care, etc.) they need a way to stay connected when access to a traditional computer is not possible.
Software Quality And Device Recalls
The definition of medical device has expanded quite a bit in the past decade. Not only do wheelchairs, imaging equipment and pacemakers qualify as medical devices, but so do health monitoring apps and digital health trackers. Thanks to the advancements of the digital age, “hospital at home” is the trend. The industry is moving towards a connected care environment where devices that capture data, applications that derive insights from that data and apps that deliver personalized suggestions have become the critical driving factors. Nevertheless, the industry is also fueled by globalization, competition and demand for more advanced treatments. Sensors are at the heart of every device, from small bandages to implants.
FinTechs Made Personal Wealth Management Easier: Can MedTechs Do The Same For Personal Health?
The financial meltdown of 2007 did away with the image of banks as safe havens for wealth. A joint coup between emerging technologies and FinTech innovators triggered a change in how wealth was managed. The idea that an alternative to conventional banking models could exist suddenly seemed viable. FinTech brought a fresh approach to wealth management with digital platforms and mobile apps. These organizations put consumers in direct control of how they manage, move, and spend money. A precedent has been set for the future of wealth management. Can other industries follow suit?
Inside NSW Health: Troubleshooting Wi-Fi Performance Issues With Critical Duress Tags
Troubleshooting today’s networks can be a constant challenge, especially when you’re responsible for hunting down business-critical issues among multiple distributed locations. As the network manager for NSW (New South Wales) Local Health District, my team is responsible for managing network, server, Wi-Fi and PC support across an environment that spans 12 hospital locations and approximately 22 community health centers throughout Southeastern Australia.
Mobile Messaging In Healthcare: 5 Myths Debunked
The digital world is constantly evolving and healthcare technology is no different. With reports of some hospital doctors visiting up to 50 patients a day, clinicians are busier than ever. As a result, mobile messaging has become a popular way of communicating within healthcare organizations, as it offers a quick, accessible, and familiar solution that anyone with access to a smartphone can utilize.
Patients To Healthcare Providers: Text Us
If you are like many Americans who send and receive text messages on a daily basis, here is a question: Who do you exchange texts with? Friends and family likely top the list. And possibly co-workers. What about businesses or service providers? Many healthcare providers are surprised to learn patients would like to communicate with them by texting. Then again, texting has grown to become one of the most popular forms of communication, so there shouldn’t be any doubt about whether patients want to text with their providers.