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  • AHA Health Forum Releases List Of Most Wired Hospitals

    “Most Wired” hospitals are partnering with other providers to share health data, study found. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  • 5 Ways Health IT Shackles Physicians

    It seems every week there’s another study documenting the problems physicians have with healthcare IT. The findings invariably are consistent with what the AMA has been saying for the past several years — physicians overwhelmingly dislike EHR systems’ poor usability and interoperability, and resent the extra time they have to spend at the keyboard.

  • Alarms Continue To Desensitize Docs

    Frequent alarms from medical technology are overloading physicians and leading to situations that could put patients at risk. By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  • Medical Moneyball — What Healthcare Stands To Learn From The Oakland A’s

    With all the talk of Big Data, there are still big questions as to how to most effectively leverage information and data to make a positive impact on healthcare delivery, cost, and outcomes. One health system leader thinks an approach developed by a Major League baseball team might be a game changer.

  • A Road Map To Accelerating Health IT Value And Innovation

    Health IT is in a state of constant evolution, and it often seems that, for every problem solved, another is created. That’s why it’s vital we stop to assess where the industry stands from time to time, as well as look to the future to determine the best course to take to achieve our collective goals.

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  • Reducing Readmissions: How A Post-Discharge Phone Call Reduces Hospital Readmissions
    Reducing Readmissions: How A Post-Discharge Phone Call Reduces Hospital Readmissions

    Each year, approximately 16 percent of patients in United States hospitals are readmitted within 30 days of discharge. Readmissions and the additional treatments they entail are costly to both patients and insurers. Increasingly, they are costly to hospitals as well. A portion of readmissions are considered unavoidable, such as a planned readmission for chemotherapy, or an unexpected adverse event unrelated to the original diagnosis. However, many other readmissions are considered preventable through high quality clinical care and effective patient education and discharge procedures.

  • Effective Communications: Steps For Automating, Streamlining And Improving Healthcare Communications
    Effective Communications: Steps For Automating, Streamlining And Improving Healthcare Communications

    The average 500-bed hospital in the United States loses $4 million each year directly due to inefficient communication, according to a study published in the Journal of Healthcare Management. Effective and efficient communication is essential to fulfilling a healthcare organization’s mission of providing high quality care. It is also crucial to eliminating unnecessary costs and maintaining an organization’s fiscal health.

  • Appointment Reminders: An Effective Solution To Promote Appointment Adherence
    Appointment Reminders: An Effective Solution To Promote Appointment Adherence

    Missed appointments result in a lose-lose situation for both provider and patient. A no-show patient means more time rescheduling and longer wait times for other patients who are interested in an appointment, resulting in lower patient satisfaction. It also means higher costs of care delivery, while personnel and equipment go underutilized. Most importantly, missed appointments also negatively affect the health and treatment outcomes of the patient and increase the likelihood of complications and hospital admissions.

  • Reading Hospital Chooses Vocera Collaboration Suite To Enhance Clinical Communication And Collaboration
    Reading Hospital Chooses Vocera Collaboration Suite To Enhance Clinical Communication And Collaboration

    Since 1867, the Reading Health System has provided nationally recognized healthcare to southeast Pennsylvania. The Reading Hospital performs 19,000 surgical procedures each year; has specialty centers for oncology, cardiology, and maternity; houses a Level II Trauma Center; and the system includes a state-of-the-art rehabilitation hospital. Its 2014 distinctions include HealthGrades’ Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence and America’s 100 Best Hospital designations in cardiac care, coronary intervention, critical care, pulmonary care, and stroke care.

  • Halifax Health Ensures Communication Security, Ends Up Reducing Patient Stress And Wait Times
    Halifax Health Ensures Communication Security, Ends Up Reducing Patient Stress And Wait Times

    Halifax Health, the largest medical provider in east central Florida, with two hospitals, 678 licensed beds, a medical staff of 500 physicians, and a group of community care centers, wanted to increase the communication efficiency between clinicians and physicians, with the goal of an overall better experience for patients.

  • Santa Clara County Hospital Streamlines Environmental Services Workflow, Improves Bed Turnaround Times By Over 50%
    Santa Clara County Hospital Streamlines Environmental Services Workflow, Improves Bed Turnaround Times By Over 50%

    Santa Clara County Hospital Streamlines Environmental Services Workflow, Improves Bed Turnaround Times by over 50%

  • UAMS Uses Vocera For Fall Prevention And Other Key Processes
    UAMS Uses Vocera For Fall Prevention And Other Key Processes

    Patients who fall while in the hospital represent a serious health and economic problem. Fall rates in acute care settings are estimated at between approximately two to eighteen falls per 1,000 patient days (totaling more than one million in-patient falls annually in the U.S.), with up to 44% resulting in some degree of injury. Hospital costs for patients who fall without injury are on average $4,200 more than for non-fallers, and injury falls cost upward of $25,000 per incident. Unfortunately, however, hospitals have not had scientifically validated means for predicting which patients are at greatest risk for falling, or for preventing falls.

  • Relieving Clinician Pain e-Guide
    Relieving Clinician Pain e-Guide

    The Two-Aspirin Headaches of Tomorrow’s Clinicians The Two-Aspirin Headaches of Tomorrow’s Clinicians and how today’s healthcare technologies are already relieving the pain.

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FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

  • The Problem With Consumerism In Healthcare
    The Problem With Consumerism In Healthcare

    Many industry leaders championed a free market approach to healthcare during the 12th Annual World Health Care Congress last week. Here are a few key reasons why I don’t think this model is “the fix” our industry so desperately needs.

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  • Medical Moneyball — What Healthcare Stands To Learn From The Oakland A’s
    Medical Moneyball — What Healthcare Stands To Learn From The Oakland A’s

    With all the talk of Big Data, there are still big questions as to how to most effectively leverage information and data to make a positive impact on healthcare delivery, cost, and outcomes. One health system leader thinks an approach developed by a Major League baseball team might be a game changer.

  • Top 10 Health IT Trends For 2016
    Top 10 Health IT Trends For 2016

    For the past five years, EHR/MU was selected as the top health IT initiative for the coming year. This year, there’s a new top initiative, and what it is should come as no surprise.

  • A Road Map To Accelerating  Health IT Value And Innovation
    A Road Map To Accelerating Health IT Value And Innovation

    Health IT is in a state of constant evolution, and it often seems that, for every problem solved, another is created. That’s why it’s vital we stop to assess where the industry stands from time to time, as well as look to the future to determine the best course to take to achieve our collective goals.

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