As a clinician, you know that behind every patient chart, there’s a person who needs your help. Yet too often, clinicians are overwhelmed with patient data. That information is usually kept in disparate places, making it extremely challenging to look past a patient’s chart to understand their whole story.
Back in the old days, you know, like ten years ago, welcoming a new application into your data center meant purchasing, installing, and configuring hardware. All of this long before you could even begin to contemplate having the vendor proceed with implementation.
When discussing barcode specimen collection and proper patient identification (PPID), patient safety often drives the conversation. Considering that lab results determine up to 70 percent of treatment options, it is imperative that all specimen labels are labeled correctly with the proper patient identification.
Smart pump technology has become more prevalent within the healthcare industry because of the many benefits and added safety it provides. Smart pumps are designed to address the programming errors traditional pumps are susceptible to, but they also alleviate manual data entry, shorten patient length of stay, and increase hospital revenue. But getting there is a process…
Eliminating errors is key to your clinicians, but this often requires precise data and a streamlined process. In our recent virtual event, the iatricSystems Fall Exchange, we brought together healthcare experts and industry leaders to discuss the top IT challenges healthcare organizations face daily.
By now, your hospital is most likely well past the initial investment of purchasing a patient portal. But is your portal doing all it can for your hospital and your patients? There are lots of ways to maximize your current investment, and I’d like to share one significant tip that has been particularly helpful for our customers during the current health crisis.
You’ve probably heard the common saying, “if you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” This quote is credited to Peter Drucker, the man who invented modern business, and while he probably didn’t anticipate it to resonate specifically within the healthcare industry, it does.
You’ve heard the recent – and sometimes overly-used – buzzword “the new normal” when referring to how organizations are conducting work during COVID-19. Yet still, as businesses re-open, many predict there won’t be a full-shift back from working remotely, and that what is going on today will continue to be the “new normal” for a lot of us.
As an organization in the healthcare industry, you already know you’re at a higher target for threats because of the information you store and transmit. Most hospitals do their due diligence to set up security standards to protect patient information from outside threats, but then often underestimate the exponential risk of threats that can happen within the organization.
Physician burnout affects the person experiencing it as well as the people – and patients – around them. According to a study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 31 percent of primary care physicians experience burnout, mostly due to EHR implementation, long hours on computerized work, and bureaucratic tasks.