Where healthcare challenges find solutions
Healthcare systems often have been slow to use limited funding on advanced technologies. Read about innovations that have added efficiencies, improved patient outcomes and curbed costs.
An Apple Watch-based app captures patient-provider interactions and recommends billing codes. For some doctors, it shaves more than an hour of administrative work off their day. »
UC Davis Health in February launched the Physician Efficiency Program, which provides hands-on training to doctors to improve their understanding and experience with the system's electronic health record.
Two-thirds of the health systems analyzed in a new report saw operating income fall as revenue reduction outpaced cost-cutting. The largest for-profit systems experienced the steepest declines.
The American Nurses Association has partnered with hospitality company Sodexo and the Medical University of South Carolina to provide healthier food options to nurses. A recent ANA survey found only 16% of nurses eat the recommended serving of fruits and vegetables.
Google, Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Salesforce came together to pledge for greater interoperability in healthcare. To achieve it, they'll have to simultaneously move against and with the grain of the healthcare industry.
LifePoint Health surveys its staff every 18 months to gauge safety culture in their units. Leaders say the surveys ensure staff are engaged in patient safety improvement efforts.
Giving providers cost and risk information at the point of care might lead to fewer unnecessary tests and lower costs.
Virtual ICU care can improve access and boost quality for both patients and providers. It can also strengthen patient retention, especially in rural facilities.
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists published new guidelines that outline a detailed action plan for providers preparing for drug shortages.
When hospitals and health systems improve their supply inventory management, they can free up cash, become more efficient, and boost quality.
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