Alarm Fatigue: Assessing the Risks for Caregivers and Patients

Posted by Brenda Aubin RN BSN on February 25, 2017

Spend time in any ICU, and you can’t miss the alarms. The blaring, incessant beeps that randomly erupt from machines around the bedside are startling at first, but the noise is so constant it eventually becomes part of the background. 

Read More

Topics: Blog

Amplion Shares Blueprint for Smashing the Status Quo in Healthcare at HIMSS

Posted by Karen Stone on February 17, 2017

The 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Florida, is almost upon us, and we are looking forward to this gathering of 45,000 fellow professionals who are passionate about transforming healthcare through disruptive technologies. We are particularly excited that our CEO Tom Stephenson will be giving a frank talk about innovation titled “Smashing the Status Quo in Healthcare” on Monday, Feb. 20, at 1:30 p.m. (EST).

Read More

Topics: Blog

Real-time Health Systems Shaping the Future of Nurse Call, Gartner Report Says

Posted by Tom Stephenson, CEO on February 14, 2017

With the release of the new Gartner report, “Reinventing Nurse Call to Enable the Real-Time Health System,” analyst Barry Runyon lays out a path for not only improving but also transforming clinical communications in hospitals—a route that is becoming crucial for providers to take as they navigate the changing landscape of regulatory reform, new value-based mandates and growing patient populations. 

Read More

Topics: Blog

5 Guidelines for Analyzing the ROI of Healthcare IT

Posted by Tom Stephenson, CEO on February 2, 2017

Technology has never been more of a priority than it is right now for healthcare providers, especially as the industry continues to shift from fee-for-service to value-based care models. Hospital leaders are juggling a growing slate of technology mandates and healthcare IT projects, while balancing tighter budgets and more stringent regulations. The bar for these new technology investments is high: They must improve quality and outcomes, while also streamlining operations and reducing costs.

Read More

Topics: Blog

Amplion at HIMSS: Talking Barriers to Next-level Patient Care

Posted by Karen Stone on January 27, 2017

It’s almost time for the annual meeting of the best and brightest minds in health IT! We’re talking about the 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition set for Feb. 19–23 in Orlando, Florida. The conference brings together more than 40,000 health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world for five days of education, networking, health IT products demonstrations and more. Look out for Amplion—we’ll be delivering a can’t-miss talk on Monday and on the exhibit floor at booth 7785-02 all day Monday through Wednesday.

Read More

Topics: Blog

The Importance of Empathy in Nurses and Caregivers

Posted by Brenda Aubin RN BSN on January 20, 2017

Nurses and caregivers have one of the most demanding but rewarding jobs of any profession. Knowing that you've saved or enriched someone’s life makes the long hours and difficult days worthwhile.

Read More

Topics: Blog

Hospital Culture Transformation Starts at the Top

Posted by Brenda Aubin RN BSN on December 19, 2016


Accountability is a buzzword tossed around frequently in healthcare. Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, more than 800 organizations have become accountable care organizations (ACOs). But just how “accountable” are these organizations in creating collaborative, high-quality care? Maybe not as many as you think. Turns out, creating a culture of accountability in hospitals is much easier said than done.

Read More

Topics: Blog

Five Crucial Steps to Achieving Interoperability

Posted by Tom Stephenson on December 2, 2016


Most hospital systems understand and accept that interoperability is an important step to improving staff performance and patient outcomes. Ensuring that technology is aligned through standardization and compatibility can help hospitals earn better HCAHPS scores and excel at value-based care.

Read More

Topics: Blog

Bridging the digital and physical divide in hospitals

Posted by Brenda Aubin RN BSN on November 16, 2016

No healthcare executive can safely ignore the changes brought by digital technologies to nearly every touchpoint of the consumer journey. Patients and consumers now blend their digital and physical worlds so tightly together they can’t comprehend why hospitals and healthcare systems haven’t done the same. While our industry has examined at length the issue of EHRs and online patient portals in recent years, there have been noticeably fewer discussions and slower movement around digital-physical fusion.

Read More

Topics: Blog

Improve HCAHPS Ratings with the Right Nurse Call System

Posted by Brenda Aubin RN BSN on November 11, 2016


Patient satisfaction is a major factor in the continued success for hospitals today. With financial health and public reputation tied to HCAHPS scores, improving patient ratings remains a top priority for hospital leaders.

There’s no shortage of information on how to do it. A quick Internet search turns up millions of articles, blog posts and experts standing by to help improve scores, and while there are many approaches out there that may be effective, sustainable change requires a sustainable solution.

Read More

Topics: Blog

News You Can Use

We routinely share helpful research, case studies and industry information that can help make patient care smarter, safer and more satisfying.

Connect with us and receive ideas to:

  • Improve Patient Experience
  • Balance Clinical Workflow
  • Drive Staff Engagement
  • Manage and Reduce Cost

Subscribe to Email Updates