Did you know how a patient copes with pain after surgery can impact their recovery? Many hospitals are using patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) pumps because it can make a recovery easier for the patient, alleviate nursing staff of frequently administering medication, and deliver additional benefits. In this blog, we’ll discuss those benefits and share studies of how PCA impacts patients and hospitals alike.
Smart pumps have been widely adopted into the healthcare space, and for a good reason. The potential for improved patient safety, time savings for nurses, and increased revenue should put Smart Pump EHR Integration (SPEHRI) near the top of every hospital’s priority list. But what exactly is SPHERI, and how does it directly impact your nurses on a daily basis?
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.