FEATURED ARTICLES: REMOTE MONITORING
4 Ways AI Is The Future Of Hospitals
Hospitals are often caught in a tug-of-war choosing between time-tested methods and the razor’s edge of new research when it comes to adopting new treatments, processes, and technology. Venturing into the uncharted waters of advanced technologies and innovative techniques can be unsettling, but the payoff for hospital systems and patients can lead to improved patient experience, quality, and outcomes.
Improving Patient Outcomes & Driving Revenue In An Era Of Value-Based Care11/29/2021
Healthcare costs per capita in the United States are increasing at an alarming rate. Overall spending reached $3.8 trillion in 2019. Between $760-$935 billion of the overall cost of healthcare is attributed to waste, overtreatment, low-value care, and failure of care coordination.
Changed For The Better: A Shared Digital Communication Solution8/31/2021
Fortunately for humans, we’re masters at adaptation. Whether it’s encountering different climates, environments, cultures, or even pandemics, homo sapiens have a knack for being able to deal with just about anything that Mother Nature throws at us. Though cultural anthropology dubs this ability to acclimate “biological plasticity,” actor Clint Eastwood, as a Marine in a 1980s war film, puts it more succinctly: “You adapt. You overcome. You improvise.”
Consumer-Oriented Patients Expect A Better Technology Experience7/28/2021
Feeling much like an Olympic gymnast’s acrobatic routine, patients’ healthcare experience over the past 18 months has endured a dizzying series of twists, turns, and somersaults—albeit without the benefit of Dramamine. Patients found themselves caught up in COVID-induced disruptions and often didn’t know if or when they could safely access care. Thankfully now, things are returning to some semblance of normalcy as the vaccine proliferates and cases plunge.
CASE STUDIES & WHITE PAPERS
Hometown Heroes: How Hutchinson Clinic Saved Their Patients And Their Bottom Line3/16/2022
Amid the sights and sounds of the annual Kansas State Fair, the buzz of the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center and the fanfare surrounding Hutchinson Community College basketball games, you’ll find the 40,000 locals who call Hutchinson home. “Hutch” as it’s affectionately known, is the largest city and county seat in Reno County, Kansas.
Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Hospital Ensures High Availability In The AWS Cloud With SIOS DataKeeper5/6/2020
SIOS Chosen for its Ability to Deliver both High Availability and High Performance.
How Payspan Conquered The Unique Challenges Of NAS Migrations In Healthcare4/16/2020
Complex unstructured data migration tests healthcare payments company.
Healthcare’s Unique Challenge: Managing Employee Spend9/12/2019
Healthcare facilities nationwide face increasing pressure to reduce costs across their organization. Providing patient care is the top priority. For that reason, healthcare executives take advantage of cost savings opportunities within administrative spend to reinvest in critical business areas. These reinvestment efforts enable them to provide better quality care.
FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
Is Big Data Fueling Breaches?
Data breaches continue to dominate healthcare headlines, leading one to wonder if the unprecedented growth of Big Data is to blame? Health Data Consortium CEO Chris Boone shares his thoughts on this subject and more.
ABOUT REMOTE PATIENT MONITORING
Remote patient monitoring (RPM), or remote monitoring, is technology that enables healthcare providers to monitor patients outside of the normal healthcare environment. Remote patient monitoring may increase access to care for patients and decrease healthcare delivery costs. With remote monitoring, patients can resume normal daily activities while having their current vital signs and other at-risk factors monitored by their healthcare provider. This can also provide patients with a level of comfort, knowing that they are being monitored and supported by healthcare professionals at all times.
Remote monitoring also provides healthcare providers with extended sets of medical data, providing a non-stop stream of patient data to allow for trend analysis and other reporting.
Remote monitoring is becoming more common among dementia patients, patients at risk of falling, diabetes patients, and many others. The Veterans Health Administration has been an early adopter of RPM technologies and the United Kingdom's Department of Health launched a program in 2008 aimed at increasing access to RPM technologies. Depending on the diseases and the parameters that are monitored, different combinations of sensors, storage, and applications must be deployed.
Will Robots Replace Healthcare Providers?6/8/2017
Automation has been making human workers superfluous for centuries, but until recently, workers whose jobs required high-level cognitive skills have been able to rest easy, confident no machine could possibly replace them when it came to making nuanced decisions based on the evaluation of complicated, sometimes contradictory data. By Khal Rai, Senior Vice President, Product Development & Operations, SRS Health