6 Digital Health Predictions for Hospitals in 2018

Posted by Frank Grant, President & CEO on January 18, 2018

Technological innovation is accelerating at a rapid pace for hospitals, especially when it comes to digital health. Investment in digital health startups brought in a record $4.7 billion into the healthcare industry in 2017—and is set to grow even more this year. With hospitals under growing pressure to cut costs while delivering more affordable, higher quality care, more providers are leaning on data-driven technology to improve operational efficiency and clinical workflows, as well as interaction and engagement with patients. This technology is being integrated into care delivery, and it’s creating value for patients who increasingly expect the same convenience and experiences from healthcare providers, that they get from other industries.

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Using Point-of-Care Data to Improve Operational Excellence

Posted by Sherry Henricks, MBA RT on January 10, 2018

nurse_data.jpgHospitals are inundated with more patient data than ever thanks to the growth in required reporting for government agencies and tracking of quality indicators. Though the deluge of data can be overwhelming, it can also serve as a vital tool for driving the improvements to patient care, safety and experience that hospitals must make to reap the financial incentives of value-based care.

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Building Loyalty Through Consistent Care: How to Fulfill Your Promises to Patients Every Time

Posted by Sherry Henricks, MBA RT on January 5, 2018

Walk into any hospital, and you’re likely see its mission statement somewhere, whether in marketing images in the lobby or posted to walls in patient rooms or staff lounges. While each hospital has its own objectives, most are guided by the desire to provide the best, most compassionate care to patients during their hospital stay. Despite their best intentions and efforts, many hospitals find themselves falling short of this goal more often than they would like as staffing shortages, inefficiencies and communication breakdowns get in the way.

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5 Soft Skills Every Nurse Needs to Deliver the Best Patient Experience

Posted by Sherry Henricks, MBA RT on December 28, 2017

An effective nurse must have excellent clinical skills and knowledge—but that’s not all. Nurses are able to provide the highest level of care when they have the soft skills required to work well with other healthcare team members and deliver compassionate, focused care to their patients.

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Investing in Nurse Call? 3 Reasons You Need a Partner, Not a Vendor

Posted by Frank Grant, President & CEO on December 21, 2017

As you look ahead to the new year, is upgrading your hospital’s patient care technology on your list of goals for 2018? If so, you may be faced with a dizzying array of options when you sit down to evaluate the best technologies to implement into your facility.  

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Why Improving Clinical Alerts Is Vital for Hospital Safety and Staff Retention

Posted by Frank Grant, President & CEO on December 8, 2017

Alarm fatigue can lead to medical errors and an unsafe hospital culture, according to a recent medical informatics study. But that’s not all: A less considered, but still valid pain point of unremitting and useless clinical alerts, is an overworked, dissatisfied staff.

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Are You Ready for Disruption? 3 Ways to Prepare Your Hospital to Adopt Transformative Technology

Posted by Sherry Henricks, MBA RT on November 29, 2017

Adopting new technology doesn’t come without risks, but it can lead to tremendous financial and clinical benefits for healthcare organizations by improving insights, simplifying communication and care coordination, and putting patients at the center of their care, as we explored in our previous post on the promise of disruptive technology and big data for hospitals.

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The Promise of Disruptive Technology and Big Data for Hospitals

Posted by David Condra, CEO on November 16, 2017

Technology has long been shaking up the status quo for industries like banking, retail, transportation, hospitality and more. We use our smartphones to pay bills, make purchases, get directions, schedule flights and find places to stay when traveling. We can stream favorite music, movies and TV shows on to our tablets and monitor our home security systems from our mobile devices.

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How Hospitals Can Create a 5-star Experience for Patients and Their Families

Technology has given consumers more freedom than ever over how they make decisions, purchase services, and interact with businesses—and they take this perspective with them wherever they go, even to the hospital. Patients don’t stop being consumers as soon as they put on a hospital gown.

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3 Ways to Help Your Hospital Staff Overcome the Fear of Change

Posted by Sherry Henricks, MBA RT on October 26, 2017

Making changes within organizations is always challenging, no matter the industry. Hospitals are no exception. New technologies, regulations and the shift from fee-for-service to value-based payment models are just some of the changes turning healthcare on its head.

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