Mobility

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.
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.

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