Mobility

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.
By Bill Siwicki 12:19 pm October 03, 2019
Seven administrative and clinical executives from across the health system discuss efforts from an electronic ICU to an AI symptom checker to ‘smart hospital’ tech.
EHR-integrated patient texting helps clinic boost patient capacity 68% to 89%

One of Lake Washington Physical Therapy's four locations.

By Bill Siwicki 12:45 pm September 16, 2019
Lake Washington Physical Therapy also is saving $15,000 a year using bot-powered technology to optimize access to care and build patient-first services.
VA efforts to bring tablet-based telehealth to vets see positive results
By Nathan Eddy 11:35 am September 16, 2019
A JAMIA Open study and a Psychiatric Services study both found that the VA is succeeding in providing enhanced benefits to veterans.
Provider and patient satisfaction soar at Goshen Health with secure text messaging

Goshen Hospital.

By Bill Siwicki 12:22 pm September 06, 2019
More than 80% of users are very or extremely satisfied with the ability to directly communicate with surgeons, and the secure messaging app has also resulted in patients and caregivers being more relaxed.
How mobile RFID communications and OR workflow tech saved one hospital $1M annually

Adventist Health White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles.

By Bill Siwicki 12:32 pm August 30, 2019
At Adventist Health White Memorial, reducing OR turnaround time by just three minutes may seem small – but at five turnarounds per day, multiplied by six operating rooms, it adds up to $974,160 per year.
Carolinas Medical Center deploys smartphone-based communications tech for caregivers

800-bed Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

By Bill Siwicki 11:11 am August 20, 2019
Atrium Health’s flagship hospital sees the cloud-based clinical communications platform enabling reduced length of stay, reduced readmission rates and faster delivery of critical care to patients.
Mobile clinical communications saves Valley Medical Center tens of millions of dollars

UW Medicine Valley Medical Center.

By Bill Siwicki 10:56 am August 20, 2019
The communications system, integrated with the provider’s Epic EHR, is used throughout most of the medical center, and it has helped the organization boost HCAHPS scores in almost every measure.
Magellan Health uses smartphone-based AI tech to help Hep C patients
By Bill Siwicki 02:35 pm August 12, 2019
The Arizona payer’s use of advanced video technology offers lessons for healthcare provider organizations seeking to improve medication adherence and more.
Children’s National sees responses to 80% of doc queries in 2 days with mobile platform

Children’s National Medical Center.

By Bill Siwicki 12:30 pm August 01, 2019
The prominent provider organization also has seen average physician response time dropping to 1 day for concurrent queries and 2 days for retrospective queries, which is key as the organization needs to turn these around quickly to ensure it doesn’t slow down final coding and ultimately cash.

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