Managing pain is vital to how hospitals are measured on patient satisfaction. Learn how a hospital uses an interactive patient care solution to streamline pain feedback, integrating with an EMR, nursing notification and pharmacy dispensing systems.
Published By: DrFirst
Published Date: Mar 13, 2015
Long-term care facilities are highly regulated institutions that are often reluctant to implement new health technology. Cedar Creek Nursing Center chose Akario Backline® secure chat to help improve care transition processes by minimizing phone calls and faxes.
Florida Hospital Celebration Health has long recognized that nursing is a key factor in the efficient delivery of high quality patient care. Nursing also represents the hospital’s highest cost of labor. Given these factors, administrators at Celebration Health sought business intelligence tools to better understand current nursing performance and pinpoint opportunities for workflow improvements leading to higher patient and staff satisfaction.
Read this case study to learn more about how Florida Hospital Pioneers used RTLS and business intelligence to analyze and improve nursing workloads and workflows.
Like many senior living communities across the country, the staff of The Terraces of Los Gatos works hard to ensure a safe and peaceful environment for their residents. In 2011, two primary concerns for administrators were the need to reduce pressure ulcers by ensuring a regular and auditable turning schedule for each resident, as well as the desire to reduce frequent audible fall alarms, which were bothersome to both staff and residents.
Read this case study to learn how The Terraces of Los Gatos ensures dignified resident care with a completely touch-free monitoring solution.
Throughout its operations, Broadlawn Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center has embraced technology as a means of enhancing resident safety and independence, and staff productivity. The facility had been a satisfied user of STANLEY Healthcare’s WatchMate wander management system for many years, but in 2010, Vice President of Senior Services Gerard Kaiser and his team embarked on a review of Broadlawn Manor’s wander management needs and took the decision to migrate to a new generation of technology with greater functionality.
Read this case study to learn how Long Island Nursing & Rehabilitation Center achieves more accurate, convenient and efficient wander management with RoamAlert® Solution.
Mobile devices help clinicians improve the quality of patient care and save lives by improving staff communication and collaboration, and by providing instant access to a wealth of mission-critical information — from real-time lab results to a change in a patient’s condition or verification of the “5 rights” of medication administration at the patient bedside. In addition, mobility also helps healthcare organizations comply with important governmental and regulatory safety standards, without tasking an already overburdened nursing staff with additional paperwork. This white paper provides guidance for planning and implementing a clinical mobility solution in today’s healthcare environment, including a five-step roadmap to help key stakeholders identify needs.
Dallas-based Parkland Health & Hospital implemented a Zebra technology solution to create a mobile-enabled workforce at its new state-of-the-art hospital campus. That mobile solution enabled the nursing staff to focus on what’s most important — patient care. The solution gave nurses the ability to communicate in real time, access right-now information and take the right action with that information.
Parkland’s leadership was able to track all patient activities from positive patient identification and specimen collection to laboratory specimen tracking and pharmacy medication administration. Additionally, hospital staff communication with voice and secure texting, along with patient alerts and
alarms—all help increase patient safety, care and satisfaction.
Hospitals and other healthcare organizations must contend with a daunting set of challenges when deploying mobile technology. That’s why it’s important to develop a carefully planned mobility strategy. To be successful, your strategy will need strong senior level leadership, commitment, funding and resources. An interdisciplinary team should be gathered— including nursing, physicians, pharmacy, IT, ancillary care, biomedical engineering and finance—to develop a vision for a common technology infrastructure that supports all staff across the organization. This white paper highlights a five-step roadmap for building an effective mobility strategy.
With its skilled nursing facilities located in remote areas of a state known for its unpredictable and sometimes violent weather, Texas-based Creative Solutions in Healthcare (CSNH) was suffering more than its share of network interruptions. According to CIO & CISO Shawn Wiora, the company was losing network connectivity multiple times each week. This downtime not only disrupted business continuity, but was bad for morale among both the company’s IT workers and its care-delivery staff. Creative Solutions in Healthcare wanted a network connectivity solution capable of delivering highly secure, uninterrupted, and centrally managed service.
Phoenix Children’s CISO, Daniel Shuler, and its IT security team are responsible for protecting 5,000 endpoints in the hospital and across more than 20 clinics in the region. Endpoints include physician and staff laptops and desktops, nursing stations, servers, Windows-based clinical devices, credit card payment processors, and point-of-sale terminals. These endpoints are used to store and/or process personal health information (PHI), and payment and credit card information. They must comply with HIPAA for PHI and voluntarily comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) for credit card data. The IT security team’s existing industry-leading AV solution claimed to provide visibility into malicious activity aimed at the endpoints. It continuously reported all endpoints were safe, sound, and secure. This caused Daniel to be suspicious. He knew from experience that such low levels of endpoint malicious activity was highly unlikely. Read the full case study to learn about the results Cylance was able to deliver.
Frontier Nursing Services (FNS, Inc.) of Hyden, Kentucky provides health care to the underserved population in rural areas of southeast Kentucky and is committed to advancing nursing through education.