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Using Patient Care Technology to Improve the Patient Experience

May 17, 2019

The Evolution of Technology in Healthcare Up until the recent past, transformative patient care technology consisted primarily of electronic medical records (EMRs). EMRs were a mainstay in many healthcare organizations’ technology investments, providing a single…

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Improving Patient Care through Technology

May 10, 2019

The patient journey through the healthcare system has evolved over the past half-century. While the end goal of providing quality patient care to achieve the best outcomes is still the end goal, how that care…

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The Crash Cart Checklist: Is It Enough to Reduce Patient Risk?

May 8, 2019

The Essential Crash Cart The purpose of a crash cart is to store and transport emergency medication and equipment, providing physicians and nurses immediate access to life-saving items. One report by the National Hospital Ambulatory…

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Medication Mistakes: Who’s at Fault?

April 27, 2019

A Tragic Medication Error In a recent article by The Institute for Safe Medicine Practices (ISMP), “Another Round of the Blame Game: A Paralyzing Criminal Indictment that Recklessly ‘Overrides’ Just Culture”, the inherent risk and…

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The ACLS Crash Cart Requirements: What You Need to Know

April 17, 2019

What Is ACLS? For many people in healthcare, a Basic Life Support (BLS) training is all they need. The course is led by an instructor who teaches basic life support skills. For others, a more…

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Hospital Efficiency: Does A Medical Storage Cabinet on Wheels Make A Difference?

April 12, 2019

Efficiency and Accessibility Go Hand in Hand Hospital efficiency is, of course, about boosting productivity while reducing workloads and costs, but it is also about delivering better patient care. Inefficient workflows, inaccessible equipment and supplies,…

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Vacuum Fixation Cushions: How to Choose

April 5, 2019

What Is a Vacuum Fixation Cushion? In order to properly prepare a patient for radiation therapy, technicians must completely immobilize them to prevent the radiation beams from penetrating non-treatment areas of the body. Any movement…

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Medical Supply Storage Cabinets: Are They Enough to Control Spend?

March 29, 2019

The Real Cost of Medical Supply Spend A study based on recent AHA data found that U.S. hospitals spent, on average, nearly $4 million annually on medical supply expenses, up to 19 percent of total…

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What to Look for When Purchasing Medical Supply Carts

March 25, 2019

Types of Medical Carts “Medical supply carts” can be a catch-all phrase that may encompass many types of medical carts, each delivering unique functions to optimize specific workflows. According to Market Watch, the medical cart…

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Medication Management: Reducing Drug Diversion

March 18, 2019

The cost of prescription drug diversion has skyrocketed over the past 20 years. In dollar terms, the DEA estimates drug diversion is a $25 billion industry, not to mention to cost to patient safety, organizational…

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