There are few, if any, healthcare terms that trigger as much confusion and debate as “inpatient,” says CMIO Dirk Stanley, MD, who sheds some light on what it means, how it works, and how it can be misunderstood.
Enabling providers to access real-time information about a patient’s previous ED visits has long seemed like a pipe dream, especially in the behavior health setting. But all of that is about to change, says CIO Jennifer D’Angelo.
Technology has transformed the way we do everything from tracking medical records to planning for natural disasters. But in a time of crisis, it’s not about technology – it’s about people helping people, says Sue Schade.
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.
A patient’s social history has the potential to generate helpful clues about illness and, more importantly, turn them into people in the eyes of clinicians, says CMIO CT Lin, sharing a story from his early career.