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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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Patients Waking Up During Surgery? Have Your Anesthesia Carts Ready

October 29, 2018

Accidental Awareness It’s the stuff of nightmares and something many of us have considered at one point in our lives: “What if I were to wake up during surgery?” While uncommon, this phenomenon does happen.…

Medcarts Help Nurses Be More Efficient

How Medcarts Are Changing How Hospitals Care for Patients

October 23, 2018

Nurse Shortages Compromise Patient Care As profit margins decrease, hospitals around the country are under constant pressure to find efficiencies wherever they can. One of the first places many hospitals look for cost containment is…

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Patient Satisfaction vs. Patient Engagement: It’s Time to Advance

July 3, 2018

Organizations that practice Lean understand the importance of advancing the capabilities of people as part of respect for humanity. When applied to healthcare, that concept is not limited to your hospital staff; it’s also about…

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Could Your Employees Unknowingly Cause Hospital Security Risks?

June 8, 2018

In February 2017, a hospital employee in San Antonio, Texas, was accused of stealing more than $400,000 worth of medical supplies from the hospital facility where he worked. When presented with the security footage of…

Human Touch in Healthcare

How to Keep the Human Element in the Hospital of the Future

May 8, 2018

There is tremendous excitement about new technology that will revolutionize the healthcare industry. Advanced computers will process information faster than ever before and Artificial Intelligence (AI) will help doctors analyze information to make more informed…

Keys to Introducing a New Medication Management Solution

Keys to Introducing a New Medication Management Solution

May 1, 2018

Last week, I wrote about the process of evaluating medication management solutions to find the best fit for your hospital to continue providing quality care for VA patients. In other words, last week’s article described…

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VA Facilities: A Plan to Evaluate Medication Management Solutions

April 24, 2018

In February 2017, the Department of Veterans Affairs issued a directive with specific instructions and procedures for medication management in VA facilities. The purpose of the directive was to provide direction for the “appropriate storage,…

Identify Fixed vs. Flexible Costs in Hospital

3 Steps to Identify Fixed vs. Flexible Costs in Your Hospital Workflows

April 17, 2018

There is a rising tide of financial pressure on acute care facilities. Many facilities are struggling to remain profitable, while others are trying to improve patient satisfaction scores without increasing staff. Meanwhile, the next big…

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How to Determine Whether to Use or Lose the Latest Healthcare Technology

March 20, 2018

The Hospital of the Future. What does it look like? What is the patient experience like? How does the latest healthcare technology factor into strategic planning? These important questions were addressed during the National Healthcare…

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