A newly-expanded ED is no place for cumbersome solutions that can hinder staff communication, says Deanna Parker, who talks about the hands-free system that has made a big impact at Hardin Memorial.
As regulatory requirements mount and the “unblinking eye of the monitor” demands more attention from physicians, the eye contact that was once a key part of patient care is being broken, says Dr. David Bensema. So how can it be fixed?
Rather than having to eliminate staff positions when implementing an EHR, CIO Patrick Yount is redefining those positions to help the organization become “more efficient, more patient-facing, and more service-oriented.”
The reality with customization? The further an organization gets from a product’s foundation development, the further behind they are when the next set of enhancements are released, says CIO Tricia Julian.
Good leaders know that taking care of patients is the number one priority, but great leaders know that it’s just as important to make sure family members are being cared for, says Kate Gamble.