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Popular Webinar on New Joint Commission Patient Flow Standards Available Online

Patient-FlowManaging the Flow of Patients through the Hospital,” the first of a three-part webinar series from The Joint Commission offered in partnership with TeleTracking, is now available for downloading.

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Categories: Author: Dennis Morabito, Overcrowding, Patient Flow

Can You Get To The Right Level of Patient Care “Too Fast?”

too-fast-for-patient-care (350x233)When it’s a matter of life and death, is it possible to be “too fast” in getting a patient to the right level of hospital care?

A client recently wrote to tell us that’s exactly what staff at a referring emergency room said when an ambulance showed up in record time.

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Categories: Author: Dennis Morabito

The NSA and the Future of Healthcare

NSA-spying-future-of-healthcare (350x234)In the “Brave New World” of Healthcare, futurists insist the primary focus will be on prevention, with the help of technology to gather data.

That doesn’t mean just jogging a few miles a week and cutting back on the pork rinds.  In fact, in one futurist scenario about the Patient-Centered Medical Home (see #4 “I am my own medical home” pages 14-16), citizens will use home-based bio-monitors and other devices to constantly update electronic medical records, resulting in more timely preventative care. They will have access to a digital health coach (avatar), a virtual person who condenses online medical information to provide advice on behavioral changes to improve their health.

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Categories: Author: Dennis Morabito, Future of Healthcare

Why Involve Nurses in Healthcare IT Development?

involve-nurses-healthcare-itIf you want people to use your technology, involve them in the development and implementation process. That holds especially true for nurses and healthcare IT.

TeleTracking learned that early on, but according to an article in the November, 2013 issue of Nursing Times, titled “Involving Nurses in Developing New Technology“, not every company is doing this.

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Categories: Author: Dennis Morabito, EMR / Healthcare IT