Women In Health IT

By Kat Jercich 03:54 pm August 14, 2020
Fran Ayalasomayajula, founder and president of Reach, wants to get a connected blood pressure monitor into the hands of every patient in their third trimester of pregnancy.
At Rush, patient engagement suite increases pandemic-era rounds by 247%

Rush University Medical Center.

By Bill Siwicki 11:10 am August 13, 2020
And Rush University Medical Center’s digital tools reduced the strain of avoidable readmissions and ED recidivism when resources already were at capacity.
From 500 monthly telehealth visits to 19,000

McLaren Health Care corporate headquarters in Grand Blanc, Michigan.

By Bill Siwicki 11:56 am August 10, 2020
Michigan’s McLaren Health Care’s telehealth sites have jumped from 40 to 275 during the pandemic. It has used FCC award funds to expand its telemedicine offerings.
How to switch from phone to video telehealth on a limited budget

The Institute for Family Health’s Family Health Center of Harlem.

By Bill Siwicki 12:07 pm August 07, 2020
The Institute for Family Health was mostly using telephone consults during COVID-19’s peak in New York. Now it’s going on a tech shopping spree to better care for patients – and boost revenue.
By Kat Jercich 09:39 am August 05, 2020
Providers say there are a number of logistical, regulatory and educational hurdles that must be overcome for telehealth to reach its potential.
Epic EHR-linked telehealth skyrockets at Children’s Colorado

Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora.

By Bill Siwicki 12:28 pm August 03, 2020
To protect kids, families and staff during the pandemic, the organization expanded telemedicine offerings, supporting a 5,500% growth in virtual visits in less than a month.
Advanced analytics align nursing resources more accurately

MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center.

By Bill Siwicki 11:34 am July 31, 2020
MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center, with the efficiency gained through Cerner EHR-linked analytics, has reduced the time spent aligning daily staffing by 70 hours per week.
Yavapai Regional reduces opioid prescriptions by 6% with Cerner EHR-PDMP integration

Yavapai Regional Medical Center

By Bill Siwicki 11:47 am July 23, 2020
A time study showed the old workflow took 144 seconds to view an Rx report; the new, integrated workflow takes 10 seconds – saving 58 hours across the organization.
UVA pushes a pediatric telehealth platform to care for COVID-19 adults

The University of Virginia Hospital.

By Bill Siwicki 02:18 pm July 16, 2020
The University of Virginia Health System tied that telemedicine technology to its Epic EHR and a home-monitoring team to achieve positive results for COVID-19 treatment.
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By Sophie Porter 02:21 pm July 14, 2020
Dr Deborah Maufi, project manager at the Health[e] Foundation, and Dominnique Karetsos, co-founder of Healthy Pleasure Collective, give us their takes on how tech can empower women.