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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Gartner Report Sheds Light on UL 1069 and the Need for New Nurse Call Technology

Posted by Tom Stephenson on June 23, 2016

The future of healthcare is now, yet approximately 1/3 of hospitals are using patient communication systems that are at least nine years old. In some cases, these legacy systems rely on technology from the 1970s and fall woefully short of the real-time technology needed in today’s hospitals.

In a recent research note, leading Gartner healthcare IT analyst Barry Runyon asks the question – “Is Nurse Call Still Necessary?” and notes that, “as hospitals evolve into real-time health systems, workflows will be defined by rapidly changing care delivery requirements, which will be accommodated by the convergence of more mobile and modern solutions that possess the ability to interoperate with other systems to form new solutions.” And they are working.
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The State of Healthcare IT from an Accomplished CTO [Interview]

Posted by David Condra on June 8, 2016

The role of CTOs in hospitals is constantly evolving to meet fundamental clinical, operational and financial business objectives. Today’s most successful CTOs are more involved in every level of communication, from the frontlines to the C-suite. They need to be able to articulate their goals and visions for new technology to a diverse range of stakeholders and prioritize buy-in as an essential part of any implementation.

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The Hospital of the Future: Technology, Patient Experience As Top Design Features

Posted by Brenda Aubin on June 3, 2016

There’s something about the year 2020 that just seems distinctive. Maybe it’s the way it sounds or the fact that it’s been the year in which a number of futuristic movies have been set.

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