Quality and Safety

Hospital taps iPad-based language interpretation

Hospitals use an app for remote interpretation services to connects providers with qualified medical interpreters to assist with population health management projects.

By Bill Siwicki 02:18 pm May 21, 2018
Southcoast Health shows how video-based interpretation is improving patient engagement and experience, and allaying the fears of patients with limited English proficiency.
biometric patient check-in
By Bill Siwicki 01:09 pm May 17, 2018
The integrated technology aims to streamline patient registration, safeguard privacy and enhance patient engagement.
medical student IT graduates
By Mike Miliard 03:54 pm May 15, 2018
The American Medical Association's Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium seeks to train new physicians with EHRs, pop health and value-based care in mind.
hospital nurse on phone with patient

Part of the group practice's strategy is to train triage nurses to work with providers to schedule urgent appointments, even double booking when necessary.

By Bill Siwicki 04:34 pm May 14, 2018
The multi-specialty group practice undertook a large project to use analytics and reduce emergency room utilization – and it worked.
NewYork-Presbyterian telehealth mobile stroke care vehicles

A view into the NewYork-Presbyterian's Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit.

By Bill Siwicki 02:10 pm May 10, 2018
When every second counts, treating stroke patients in an ambulance setting with telemedicine means the median time between vehicle arrival to treatment with the clot-busting drug tPA is 31 minutes.
Epic booth sign at himss18
By Bill Siwicki 12:27 pm May 08, 2018
Excel Medical's Wave platform, now part of its TeleTrend and AlarmView apps, offers predictive algorithms to Epic EHR users.
Emergency Department security

Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 02:35 pm May 04, 2018
SUNY Upstate Medical emergency department staff dealing with violent patients say the badges allow them to summon hospital public safety staff in just over a minute.
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By BD 12:07 pm May 04, 2018
According to a HIMSS Analytics survey of 153 physicians, nurses and pharmacists, many healthcare organizations are looking to implement integrated medication management technologies.
precision medicine

An autoradiograph used in researching genetics.

By Mike Miliard 09:41 am May 04, 2018
Douglas Reding, MD, chief medical officer at Ascension Wisconsin, explains the key tactics needed to achieve the value prospect of personalized care.
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By BD 12:02 pm May 03, 2018
According to a HIMSS Analytics survey of 153 physicians, nurses and pharmacists improvements in the medication management process could support the elimination of medication errors.

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