Meditech to debut nursing system extension and professional services division at HIMSS20
By Bill Siwicki 12:22 pm January 29, 2020
Nurse and therapist communities make up the largest of Meditech’s user groups. And professional services will help with EHR customization and more.
Allscripts to showcase move to human-centered design at HIMSS20
By Bill Siwicki 02:42 pm January 28, 2020
It’s a big change for the EHR giant. A company vice president and its external design expert explain what human-centered design is – and what it means for its healthcare customers.
How clinical communications tech helped one hospital lower call volume by 70%

Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

By Bill Siwicki 01:17 pm January 21, 2020
At Woman’s Hospital, HIPAA-compliant secure messaging gives physicians and nurses the information they need, at the right time in the palm of their hands – and reduced the number of calls from 70,000 to 21,000 per month.
Coordination tech enhances care at The Steadman Clinic

The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado.

By Bill Siwicki 02:00 pm January 07, 2020
“We have had the most success with the communication between the patients and the surgeon’s staff to keep the rehabilitation progression moving forward,” a rehab coordinator says.
Technology Optimization: enriching healthcare communications
By Bill Siwicki 12:47 pm December 13, 2019
Four experts in communications tech discuss best practices for optimizing these systems in hospitals, health systems and group practices.
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.
Tennessee hospital enhances patient experience with collaboration platform
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.
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.
How clinical documentation improvement helped one hospital boost speed, efficiency

Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall.

By Bill Siwicki 01:16 pm October 29, 2019
At Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall, prior to the CDI technology, query responses took several days to three weeks. Now, the average response time is 1.4 days. And within the hospital, there are responses within minutes.
By Bill Siwicki 11:40 am October 11, 2019
Margaret Laws, president and CEO of the social innovation lab, offers a preview of her keynote address at the upcoming HIMSS Connected Health Conference, discussing the kinds of tools these young people want – and healthcare organizations would be wise to adopt.

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