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by Dr. Stuart Hochron, MD, JD Why Length-of-Stay Is Important to Hospital Managers A hospital’s ability to control length-of-stay (LOS) is directly related to patient satisfaction and profitability…two reasons why healthcare system CEOs include LOS reduction among their top priorities. Observation LOS, because of its short-term impact on patient throughput and patient satisfaction, has become … Continue reading How to Reduce Length of Stay through Communication Performance Metrics
by Chuck French, Chief Strategy Officer, Uniphy Health Recently, I attended a presentation at Becker’s annual conference regarding physician burnout. The presenter recommended a nonclinical, nonhealthcare book entitled “Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations” by Thomas Friedman. I’m still reading it, but have enjoyed it enough to … Continue reading Abstracting Away the Complexity
Many news outlets are reporting that one of the new presidential administration’s upcoming executive orders will be a significant overhaul of work visas, including the H-1B program, which is the primary means for technology firms to employ skilled foreign technologists. This program is critical to the technology industry due to the insufficient pool of appropriately … Continue reading An open letter: Don’t cut the H-1B visa program — expand it
On the surface, secure communications platforms for coordinated care appear to be same. In actuality, there are many features and safeguards that only the most advanced platforms support. INTEGRATING PAGERS WITH HEALTHCARE COMMUNICATION PLATFORMS Pagers are the most commonly used channel for contacting physicians in emergency situations for most health systems. Secure healthcare communication platforms … Continue reading 3 Key Delivery Channels Of Effective Secure Communication Platforms
Secure communication platforms equipped with HIPAA secure texting enhance every stage of the healthcare delivery process. Healthcare communication platforms with systems-driven designs and interconnected mobile apps enable healthcare stakeholders to work across and beyond the walls of healthcare organizations. By enabling collaboration among clinical staff, patients and extended members of the care team, secure communications … Continue reading The Fourfold Impact of Secure Communication Platforms on Healthcare Delivery
We are a texting society: 97 percent of Americans say they use their phones to text. Most physicians understand the value of secure texting within the context of care coordination, and are overwhelmingly receptive to using HIPAA secure text to communicate with other clinical staff. Not so, when patients are concerned. Doctors often have reservations … Continue reading Doctor-Patient HIPAA Secure Texting & P4P Payment Models
Hospitals and health systems are investing in secure communication platforms that encourage care collaboration and improve care quality performance. The ROI of these secure communications platforms depends on their ability to interface and integrate with other systems. Among the various clinical communication and collaboration platforms on the market, there is a wide differentiation of built-in … Continue reading To Drive ROI, Clinical Communications Platforms Need 3 Integrations
KLAS Research – a global firm that reviews healthcare IT – has recognized Uniphy Health for “improved care team communication” and “high level of interface adoption,” among other achievements, in its new report on secure communication. The report also notes that Uniphy Health is “on the cusp of becoming a platform vendor,” meaning that the Uniphy Health … Continue reading Uniphy Health Recognized in KLAS 2016 Secure Communication Report
The 2015 release of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ sepsis management bundle has created a sense of urgency for U.S. hospitals to address sepsis as a medical emergency. In the U.S., mortality from sepsis is estimated to be greater than the number of deaths from AIDS, prostate cancer and breast cancer combined. The … Continue reading 3 Ways Sentinel Empowers Nurses As Sepsis First Responders
Sepsis Is One of the Leading Causes of Death in the United States The incidence rate of hospitalizations with severe sepsis increased up to threefold in the last decade, according to a large scale retrospective study. (Source: National Institutes of Health) Mortality from sepsis is estimated to be greater than mortality from AIDS and … Continue reading 20 Facts About Sepsis Your Medical Staff Needs to Know
A new article in HealthZette discusses the Uniphy Sentinel incident alert and management solution. “Uniphy Health, of Newark, New Jersey, which specializes in mobile solutions for clinical settings, recently deployed a new platform for sepsis recognition at Jersey City Medical Center-RWJBarnabas Health, a 325-bed urban tertiary care center in Jersey City, New Jersey. “While the … Continue reading Fighting Sepsis With Predictive Analytics, EMR Monitoring & Alerting
The role of the home health aide (HHA) is expanding – and that’s leading to better care as well as cost savings. According to this HuffPost article, in a pilot program in the Bronx, in which HHAs are using Uniphy Health’s Caregiver tablet app (previously known as Practice Unite), emergency room visits have declined substantially. The … Continue reading ER Visits Have Declined When Home Health Aides Use mHealth App
The recent death of Muhammad Ali is a solemn reminder of the life-threatening nature of sepsis. Sepsis arises from an infection and, if left undetected, can damage multiple organ systems, causing them to fail. Sepsis is a leading cause of death in acute care settings; the elderly and those in poor health are most vulnerable. … Continue reading The Role of Predictive Analytics & mHealth in Tackling Sepsis
A new study published in BMJ concludes medical error is responsible for 251,000 deaths per year. The errors stem from misdiagnoses, incorrect medication (e.g., wrong dosage) and failures in communication. The study’s authors urge regulatory changes to require physicians to report when a death is caused by a medical error. Read the story at BMJ.com. … Continue reading Medical Error Now The Third Leading Cause of Death
Secure texting apps are being used to do more than encourage HIPAA compliance. Many secure texting apps currently exist with care coordination, patient engagement and home care management capabilities.
Within the past year, reported incidences of sensitive patient data breaches due to cyberattack has become more prominent.
Quality of care is based on two metrics, patient outcomes and patient satisfaction. Implementing tools that enhance patient satisfaction has become one of the main focuses of healthcare IT teams today.
One of the biggest barriers to delivering quality care improvements is that clinicians and physicians struggle to access patient data stored in EMR systems. The integration of mHealth apps with pre-existing EMRs has been shown to accelerate patient-centric care coordination. These mHealth apps centralize patient data and information to help physicians and clinicians better manage … Continue reading 4 Reasons To Integrate mHealth Apps For Coordinated Care with EMRs
Physicians are notoriously difficult to communicate with – especially when trying to communicate with one another. mHealth apps that enable physicians to securely exchange PHI and coordinate care have been reported to improve quality of care.
Last year, 100M+ medical records containing sensitive patient health information were compromised; a whopping 1 in 3 Americans’ health records were exposed in just one year.
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