Can We Bring the Concept of Air Traffic Control to Patient Care?

Posted by Brenda Aubin on September 23, 2016

While many aspects of healthcare have evolved and become more coordinated thanks to technology and data analysis tools, nurse call still lags dramatically behind. Up to 1/3 of all hospitals are using nurse call technology that is nine years old or older. Why? When it comes to nurse call, many hospitals seem to embrace the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality, seeing nurse call as more of a widget on the wall than an opportunity to provide higher level care.

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3 Tips for Aligning HCAHPS Scores and Outcomes in Hospitals

Posted by Brenda Aubin on September 15, 2016

HCAHPS scores have been a hot topic in healthcare ever since CMS started awarding five-star ratings to hospitals based solely on HCAHPS scores in spring 2015. However, a new study from Quantros is shaking up the assumption that higher HCAHPS scores correlate with better patient outcomes. Interestingly, the Quantros study directly contradicts a study by Harvard researchers that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association’s Internal Medicine publication just last year. That study found a positive correlation between patient satisfaction-based ratings and patient outcomes. So why the divide?

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Our 3 Favorite Themes from Health:Further Summit 2016

Posted by Karen Stone on August 26, 2016

More than 1,000 healthcare innovators gathered for the second annual Health:Further Summit in our own backyard of Nashville this year. We were proud to be a part of Innovator’s Row and to hear our own CEO Tom Stephenson speak about disrupting the status quo in the healthcare industry.

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Our top 10 favorite nurse stories of 2016 so far

Posted by Brenda Aubin on August 19, 2016

What would healthcare be without nurses? They are our front lines of patient safety, the heart and soul of hospitals and ICUs, and the people who comfort so many patients in their time of need. Despite the frequent risk of burnout and exhaustion, high-stress situations and long shifts, nurses seem to find time every day to go above and beyond for patients—and sometimes for complete strangers.

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Evolving Patient Care from Reactive to Proactive

Posted by Karen Stone on August 12, 2016

NPR recently published a fascinating article about the origins of big data and its evolution in healthcare. The story begins with an introduction to John Graunt, a 17th-century British statistician. Graunt’s creation of death records, compiled into tables that included disease, age, gender, location and time, were groundbreaking at the time. This was the birth of modern demography, epidemiology and the concept of big data.

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How to Gain Leadership Buy-In for a New Nurse Call System

Posted by Brenda Aubin on August 3, 2016

Still on an old nurse call system (and stressed out by its inefficiencies)? You’re not alone.

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Gartner’s New Hype Cycle for Real-Time Healthcare

Posted by David Condra on July 25, 2016

Amplion has been listed in the July 12, 2016 Gartner report “Hype Cycle for Real-Time Health System Technologies, 2016” as a sample vendor for three categories: Next-Generation Nurse Call, Integrated Patient Rooms, and Alarms and Notification Platforms. The report tracks important and emerging real-time health system (RTHS) technologies that are enabling more patient-focused healthcare systems.

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It’s Time to Use Data to Fill the Customer Service Void in Healthcare

Posted by Brenda Aubin on July 15, 2016

Imagine you purchase a first class ticket for a flight from New York to Los Angeles. After spending your hard-earned money for the ticket, you board the flight only to find out the attendants take an exceedingly long time to respond to simple requests, such as a blanket or beverage.

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Antiquated Nurse Call Systems Hold Hospitals Back

Posted by David Condra on July 8, 2016

Data revolution depends on smarter systems.

The insights that data provides can be game-changing, especially in the healthcare industry. Data can improve various aspects of patient care, ranging from patient safety to quality of care to employee satisfaction.

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Why Interoperability Matters

Posted by Karen Stone on July 1, 2016


Cooperation, Collaboration, Teamwork. These are great traits to have - and they aren’t just for humans.

Your technology has to play on the same team, too. When technology is integrated with other technology in a way that improves the patient experience, that’s called interoperability -- and it’s an essential component for improving patient and staff experience as well as financial outcomes.
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