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Telemedicine made it possible to staff sister hospital Cannon Memorial and keep it open to medical patients. "Preserving a critical access hospital for the people who need care in this rural area is a very big deal," a physician exec says.
“A big contributing factor to this success was the creation of auto-text templates for common procedures, all pre-verified by coders to meet billing requirements,” said the health system’s CMIO.
One thing to expect will be a pent-up demand for healthcare services that patients have been putting off, says Lyft's Megan Callahan.
A research letter published this week found no difference in patient satisfaction scores despite the discrepancy in EHR time between male and female physicians.
The Cerner technology has helped decrease patient transfers to other locations and reduce average transfer time. It also helps track COVID-19 metrics for individual facilities across the health system.
Nurses at Florida’s Lakewood Ranch Medical Center have reduced the stress and worry of patients and their loved ones with a secure, easy-to-use messaging app called EASE.
The hospital uses Cerner’s cloud deployment model to give clinicians a role-based communications system and give nurses a mobile tool for advanced clinical workflows.
The huge health system reduced medication clinical decision support alerts by 6.2 million over the course of a year.
Within two weeks of beginning virtual care at the beginning of the pandemic, the number of telemedicine visits grew from 10 to more than 6,000, a gigantic increase of 59,900%.
Beyond the stress of increasing patient volumes and emotionally draining hospital shifts, RNs are grappling with alert and alarm fatigue, burdensome documentation, and EHR usability. But they’re finding ways to cope – and AI and automation are helping.