Mobile

Care collaboration tech reduces hospital’s ED-to-bed wait time by 97 minutes

Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory, North Carolina.

By Bill Siwicki 12:42 pm November 13, 2019
Calls to the administrators on duty decreased from 274 before electronic notifications to 149 since implementation at Catawba Valley Medical Center.
By Bill Siwicki 01:11 pm November 12, 2019
The University of Tennessee Medical Center’s cath lab uses secure clinical communication technology to cut follow-up appointment scheduling wait times – from as long as a day to less than 30 minutes.
By Mike Miliard 12:15 pm November 12, 2019
While face-to-face visits are still preferred by many, 90% of healthcare organizations polled by HIMSS Media say they're using or piloting remote care services to boost care coordination, manage at-risk patients and broaden pop health efforts.
By Mike Miliard 11:06 am November 07, 2019
The health system will pay $3 million to settle with OCR and take corrective action after protected health information was left unencrypted on lost and stolen mobile devices.
By Mike Miliard 03:54 pm November 05, 2019
Kyruus' new Patient Access Journey Report, which polled patients about their healthcare preferences, finds an appetite for streamlined, digitally mature scheduling experience.
By Max Sullivan 11:12 am November 05, 2019
The companies say their approach to remote patient monitoring is uniquely modular and customizable, enabling provider organizations to implement pieces of an end-to-end system that best meet their particular needs.
Automated text messages, calls drop Eisenhower Health no-show rate from 8% to 2.3%

Eisenhower Health.

By Bill Siwicki 12:46 pm November 04, 2019
The California health system is projecting an annualized net income of more than $75,000 from using the technology. This could increase to more than $260,000.
Health systems upping investments in remote patient monitoring
By Nathan Eddy 11:03 am November 04, 2019
Smartphones and tablets are among the mobile technologies in focus, which can be combined with telehealth video conferencing and healthcare wearables, as well as the deployment of electronic health record-based patient portals.
By Nathan Eddy 11:03 am November 01, 2019
Data from the accelerometers allowed researchers to correctly rank the mortality risk using 30-40 percent more accuracy than when using data about smoking status or a patient's stroke or cancer history.
By Laura Lovett 09:53 am November 01, 2019
According to Google's blog post announcing the acquisition, we can expect to see more "Made by Google" wearables alongside Fitbit devices running Wear OS.

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