Opening a dialogue between patients and physicians can make end-of-life treatment less stressful for both the provider and patient. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Patients Want Free, Open Sharing Of Personal Medical Data
Study shows information sharing seen as critical to almost three-quarters of patients. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
CHIME Launches Patient ID Challenge Urging Innovators To Find A Solution
An effective patient id system could reduce medical errors and improve safety across healthcare. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Nursing Home Solves Plumbing Issues With Monster Sewage Shredder
Running a nursing home can be a challenging assignment. From the health and safety of every resident and staff member to the daily task of maintaining a sprawling facility – it’s a demanding job.
Healthcare Facility Stops Sewer Clogging
Healthcare facilities across the country face the problem of proper disposal of fibrous materials like wipes, diapers, rags and other solids. By Cynthia Guardia - Cia Communications, Inc.
Wireless Patient Monitoring Devices Solve Telecommunications Challenges
When care providers at Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, the largest Home Care & Hospice agency in Maine, initially launched their telehealth program, they were quickly able to see positive results from utilizing Honeywell’s Genesis family of remote patient monitoring devices to track the daily vital signs of patients and streamline patient-acquired data into one internet-accessible clinical dashboard.
VNA Home Health Hospice Streamlines Patient Care Between Physicians And Home
When home care providers at VNA Home Health Hospice (VNA) looked at ways to improve their already-successful telehealth program, they realized patient care could be improved by giving physicians the ability to monitor their patients’ health status, using VNA’s existing telehealth system.
Telehealth Products And Services Utilized With High Success In Telemedicine Efficacy Study
In January of 2011, the St. Alexius Medical Center (SAMC) and the Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center (gpTRAC) joined forces to evaluate the potential of a new telehealth program. Their goal was to determine whether they could improve access and care for their many patients with chronic conditions who live in rural areas. In order to determine its effectiveness, SAMC and gpTRAC worked together to develop research parameters by which to quantify the results of the program.
Assisted Living And Retirement Community Delivers Superior Care With Wi-Fi And EMR
Brookdale Senior Living is the largest provider of senior housing and senior care in the industry with more than 645 assisted living and retirement communities in 35 states across the nation. Each day, about 46,000 Brookdale associates serve nearly 60,000 residents in a variety of settings. The company’s services include assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, independent living and therapy services.
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Nursing Professors Develop New E-Tool For Nursing Education
Leveraging technology to make patient assessments more efficient and effective is the driving force behind the development of a new nursing clinical decision support e-tool, developed by University of Wisconsin Green Bay nursing faculty, T. Heather Herdman, RN, PhD, FNI, and Susan Gallagher-Lepak, RN, PhD, in conjunction with NANDA International (NANDA-I), an association of nursing professionals that develops, refines and publishes terminology accurately reflecting nurses’ clinical judgments..
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