The annual Truven Health AnalyticsTM 100 Top Hospitals® identifies U.S. hospitals with the best overall performance across multiple organizational metrics, including clinical, operational, and financial. The ability of some hospitals to adapt as the industry is changing demonstrates leadership as the winners set the standards their peers seek to achieve. The study revealed that the nation’s best hospitals had a lower mortality index, considering patient severity; had fewer patient complications; followed accepted care protocols; had lower 30-day mortality and 30-day readmission rates; sent patients home sooner; provided more timely emergency care; kept expenses low, both in-hospital and through the aftercare process; and scored better on patient surveys of hospital experience
Many governments embrace mobile network operator (MNO) networks as partners in the quest to establish high-performance mobile broadband data capabilities supporting emergency services. The question is: Who is better placed to operate future mission-critical LTE networks, governments or MNOs?
Are you taking the proper precautions in identifying hazards for lone workers and reducing their risk for injury? If not, your workers could suffer delays in emergency response or medical assistance. Stay in compliance and help keep your employees safe with this Free Best Practices Report.
A recent OSHA Info sheet details the adverse side effects caused by contaminated water from improperly maintained emergency eyewash stations. When this safety equipment isn’t properly maintained, the stagnant water that collects has a greater likelihood of harboring potentially harmful organisms, including Acanthamoeba, Pseudomonas and Legionella that are known to cause infections when they come into contact with the eyes and skin or if they are inhaled.
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When it comes to emergency shower and eyewash equipment, a ten-degree difference could make all the difference. The right water temperature is critical to ensuring medically suitable results for an injured person. Current ANSI Standards (American National Standards Institute) are referenced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) when evaluating facilities and mandate a temperature range defined as “tepid.” This is clarified as a 40-degree temperature range for flushing fluids spanning from 60°F to 100°F [16°C to 38°C].
Published By: Allscripts
Published Date: Oct 29, 2014
Download this case study to learn how SAMA HealthCare Services uses an Open platform from Allscripts to customize its healthy EHR core and focus on preventative care that is keeping patients out of the emergency room. The results? An estimated savings of $2.6 million in unnecessary ER visits and $2 million earned for Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative and Meaningful Use.
As vehicles get smarter and connected, service organizations are finding rugged mobile devices are a “must have” in their tool bag to provide roadside emergency service or normal maintenance. Here’s why.
This paper examines how the increasingly ubiquitous connectedness of our IoE world can help provide public safety and justice agencies with new opportunities to meet and overcome the challenges they face.
This paper examines how the increasingly ubiquitous connectedness of our IoE world can help provide public safety and justice agencies with new opportunities to meet and overcome the challenges they face. It specifically examines this topic through applications in law enforcement, emergency response, corrections, courts, and national security, and shows how IoE can help transform agencies to better protect citizens and make communities safer. Finally, this paper will provide recommendations on strategy implementation to enable agencies to take the next steps.
To effectively respond to these challenges, public safety agencies must be able to rely on secure networks with integrated voice, video, and data capabilities. With these networks and their associated assets, agencies can obtain more timely and accurate information, enhancing situational awareness and improving response times. Cisco and our partners can help agencies obtain secure networks.
The Internet of Everything (IoE) is a continuous interaction among people, processes, data, and things. Sensors, networks, and smart devices are ubiquitous, providing a torrent of streaming data or big data. The Internet of Things (IoT), which is a network of physical objects accessed through the Internet that can sense and communicate, is a component of IoE.
Cisco is helping customers and strategic partners leverage the full potential of IoE to achieve radical results across all sectors and industries. Indeed, IoE is capable of helping public safety and justice agencies increase cost efficiency, improve safety and security, provide better response times, and increase productivity.
Day-to-day operations of public venues are increasingly complex. Examine common requirements and functions of a successful critical paging solution-whether for a hospital, shopping center or sports arena.
Published By: DrFirst
Published Date: Mar 13, 2015
Sebasticook Valley Health’s Emergency Department found that when it came to obtaining medication history, DrFirst’s MedHx(SM) solution provided vast improvements over the built-in feed from their integrated electronic medical records system. The hospital did a side by side comparison of MedHx(SM) and their existing feed, and determined that MedHx(SM) provided superior results, which reduced staff time spent on medication reconciliation, improved patient safety and enabled the hospital pharmacy, as well as doctors and nurses, to be more proactive in pulling medication history upon patient admission.
Founded in 1997, Benchmark Senior Living is the largest senior living provider in New England. The community in Shelton, Connecticut is just a short drive from the Connecticut coastline—the Split Rock community is home to about 50 assisted living and memory care residents. In addition to being a LEED-certified facility, Split Rock also exemplifies Benchmark Senior Living’s goal to leverage technology to enrich the lives of residents. To that end, the facility incorporates a range of communication technologies to promote engagement with family and the community.
Read this case study to learn about how Benchmark Senior Living selected an integrated solution from STANLEY Healthcare and STANLEY Security encompassing emergency call from portable pendants and fixed call points, wander management, environmental monitoring and access control to improve resident's lives.
The Wales Home selected the STANLEY Healthcare AeroScout Resident Safety solution because of its ability to protect residents throughout the building and grounds, with every resident carrying a personal pendant to call for help at any time. Alerts are automatically directed to staff via Apple iPod® mobile digital devices, and activity is captured in a database for analysis. The Wales Home is also leveraging the AeroScout platform for temperature monitoring of its server room and refrigeration units.
Read this case study to learn more about how The Wales Home increases resident safety and autonomy with STANLEY Healthcare’s AeroScout® Solutions.
Everyone should be able to communicate from any device - especially in an emergency situation. The Cisco IP Interoperability and Collaboration Solution (IPICS) brings this capability to ANY organization without anyone having to purchase new or unique devices. In this clip we build a fully functional network on set to see exactly how this works, even using an iPad to communicate to a hand held radio.
LifeSize was called upon to offer a solution for health emergencies and rare medical conditions, rural and smaller hospitals have always struggled with access to specialists. LifeSize offers a solution that allows access to any specialist - Learn how
Interested in the medical uses for video conferencing? Watch this short video as we walk you through a scenario where LifeSize's powerful and flexible video conferencing software dramatically changes the circumstances.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Mar 13, 2015
Collaboration across the healthcare team has always been important. What’s different today? You can collaborate over video anywhere anytime to education, delivery care or get things done!
Education, It’s a good thing, right? But education to prevent unnecessary re-hospitalizations is a great thing. Patients with chronic disease may find themselves in the hospital on Monday, released to go home a few days later, just to find themselves back in the Emergency room the following Monday creating an expensive cycle of declining health. Collaborative video education is breaking this cycle helping healthcare teams and patients better manage disease through community and home based education.
We all want our nation’s schools to be safe, secure learning environments where students can realize their full potential. This requires reliable, continuous communication among school personnel, both onsite and district-wide, plus the ability to instantly connect with first responders in an emergency. This seamless communication must be delivered over any network, from any location, using any device. Team Communications from Motorola Solutions provides this seamless integration, helping schools preserve the all-important safety of their students.
Team Communications empowers educational institutions to transform how they communicate, enabling individuals to share real-time information to make schools safer and staff more productive. Schools across the U.S. use Team Communications from Motorola Solutions to deliver unified voice and data to administrators, teachers, maintenance, security, coaches, and other personnel, improving decision making, increasing visibility into school activit
Chase & Sons has been delivering innovative engineered products and processes to the wire and cable industry for over 50 years. They supply General Cable with specialty tapes. In the past, Chase & Sons would allocate resources for 'emergency handling' of orders which took time away from planning and other more strategic functions.
Published By: Workfront
Published Date: Jan 22, 2015
Real tweets from creatives reveal common frustrations we all share.
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NJ 2-1-1 is a free phone number and online database that connects New Jersey residents quickly and effectively to community resources and emergency information. It is part of a growing national model that provides 190 million Americans in all 50 states.