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