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Published By: Kronos, Inc.     Published Date: Mar 10, 2016
As the healthcare industry shifts focus from volume to value, standardization is needed to accurately benchmark labor resource utilization. This is the premise of a survey conducted by HealthLeaders Media and sponsored by Kronos. What constitutes direct patient care? Hands-on patient assessment, administering medications, and performing procedures clearly top the list. But can other activities be considered direct care too—even those not conducted in a patient’s presence? Download the free report to get statistics and analysis from the survey questions below and much more - Which of the following actions are considered direct patient care in your organization? - Which of the following actions are considered indirect patient care in your organization? - Which of the following actions are considered neither direct nor indirect care but are categorized separately as non-patient care in your organization?
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Published By: GetWellNetwork     Published Date: Jun 23, 2015
Learn how a medical center improved their HCAHPS scores by streamlining the delivery and documentation of medication teaching at the patient bedside with an Interactive Patient Care system that’s integrated into the clinician's workflow and EMR system.
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Published By: Cox Business     Published Date: Apr 27, 2017
ealthcare workers understand the complexity of fighting infections better than most. As medications are developed, germs evolve and become resistant to those medications. Over time, germs become incredibly complex and difficult to treat as they continue to evolve and adapt. Unfortunately, computer viruses seem to be following a similar pattern—and the healthcare industry is struggling to catch up.
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Published By: AON     Published Date: Dec 07, 2017
While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) increased the number of Americans with access to health insurance, U.S. employers and employees continue to struggle with rising health care costs and changing workforce demands. Recent Aon research shows that 20% of health care consumers cite high health care costs as the major reason they have either declined health care coverage, stopped taking medications, or avoided care altogether. If the U.S. health care system is to succeed, stakeholders across the health ecosystem must influence change in each market—employer, individual, and government (Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare). While each part of the three-legged stool is important, this paper focuses on five strategies Aon believes will strengthen the employer-based system—a system that provides health care coverage to well over half of Americans (61%, or 177 million).
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health insurance, employer – provided health benefits, aon hewitt, health ecosystem, well – being initiatives
    
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Published By: Health O Meter     Published Date: Mar 08, 2016
When was the last time you really thought about your hospital’s scales? Most patients will step on a scale as part of their hospital visit. Caregivers record weight to track health, measure fluid retention, or calculate medication dosages. While many scales function well, overlooking your hospital’s scales can be costly.
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asset management, hospital products, cost optimization, product management, quality and safety
    
Health O Meter
Published By: Zebra Technologies     Published Date: Dec 20, 2017
Delivering the best possible care to every patient is a complex, interconnected process that involves every department in a healthcare facility. From the moment a patient enters a facility, a wide range of activities must be performed by many different employees from different functional areas — in a timely and efficient way—to ensure the best possible outcome, including performing tests, collecting specimens, administering medications and delivering treatments. Each one of these activities must be coordinated and documented as part of an overall care plan. But the first step is making sure clinicians are treating the right patient—in the right way—every time. Zebra’s white paper explores the critical impact positive patient identification (PPID) has on patient safety throughout the administrative, diagnostic and treatment phases of a patient’s stay. The paper also explores how PPID can improve staff efficiency and help healthcare organizations meet the needs of changing patient dem
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Zebra Technologies
Published By: RelayHealth     Published Date: Mar 29, 2013
Connecting clinical and pharmacy networks so community pharmacies can contribute to improved patient care and participate in new care delivery models.
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clinincal integration, pharmacy integration, longitudinal patient record, medication adherence, care coordination, patient engagement, health information exchange (hei), electronic health records
    
RelayHealth
Published By: RelayHealth     Published Date: Mar 29, 2013
Pharmacies must look beyond automation of traditional processes, like prescriptions and communication toward two-way, interactive connectivity, giving the pharmacy the capability to both view and populate the patient’s community health record.
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clinical integration, pharmacy integration, longitudinal patient record, medication adherence, enterprise resource planning, care coordination, claims processing, electronic health records
    
RelayHealth
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.
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drfirst, hospital, solutions, medhx, emr, electronic, medical, records, reconciliation, safety, pharmacy, doctor, history, medication, ehr, providers, prescription, workflow, accuracy, electronic health records
    
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Published By: DrFirst     Published Date: Mar 13, 2015
For hospitals, medication reconciliation is critical to quality patient care. Obtaining a complete and accurate list of the patient’s medications sets the cornerstone for good patient care during the hospital stay, informing doctors about treatments in progress, and arming them to prevent potentially harmful drug interactions.
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drfirst, hospital, solutions, medhx, emr, electronic, medical records, reconciliation, safety, pharmacy, doctor, history, medication, ehr, providers, prescription, workflow, accuracy, efficiency, discharge
    
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Published By: DrFirst     Published Date: Mar 17, 2015
Assess the state of your hospital’s medication reconciliation process with these Top 5 Reasons Your Hospital is Ready to Graduate to Data-Driven Medication Reconciliation.
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drfirst, medication reconciliation, data driven, medication errors, medication management, streamline reconciliation
    
DrFirst
Published By: IBM Watson Health     Published Date: Jul 25, 2018
Most population health management strategies include initiatives to improve clinical outcomes and decrease the cost of care. Read this one-page interview with Dr. Tina Moen, Deputy Chief Health Officer at IBM Watson Health, as she shares the benefits and insights of collaborative medication management, including incorporating pharmacists in population health strategies.
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operational costs, medication management, population health, strategies, pharmacy, pharmaceuticals, hospitals, health systems, quality of care, clinical decision support
    
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Published By: Zebra Technologies     Published Date: Jun 15, 2017
Mobile devices help clinicians improve the quality of patient care and save lives by improving staff communication and collaboration, and by providing instant access to a wealth of mission-critical information — from real-time lab results to a change in a patient’s condition or verification of the “5 rights” of medication administration at the patient bedside. In addition, mobility also helps healthcare organizations comply with important governmental and regulatory safety standards, without tasking an already overburdened nursing staff with additional paperwork. This white paper provides guidance for planning and implementing a clinical mobility solution in today’s healthcare environment, including a five-step roadmap to help key stakeholders identify needs.
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clinical, mobility, strategy, best practices, device, save lives
    
Zebra Technologies
Published By: Zebra Technologies     Published Date: Jun 15, 2017
When it came time for Southwest Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) to deploy a new barcode medication administration (BCMA) system, SVMC chose a Zebra positive patient ID system consisting of barcode printers, scanners, software tools, media and labels. Since that time, over two million medication doses have been administered. Nurses have been able to achieve an average medication scan rate of over 95% and a patient identification scan rate in excess of 99% for inpatient units. Even more impressive, these results have been sustained over a five-year period.
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patient, save lives, zebra, svmc, bcma, hospital
    
Zebra Technologies
Published By: Zebra Technologies     Published Date: Jun 15, 2017
Dallas-based Parkland Health & Hospital implemented a Zebra technology solution to create a mobile-enabled workforce at its new state-of-the-art hospital campus. That mobile solution enabled the nursing staff to focus on what’s most important — patient care. The solution gave nurses the ability to communicate in real time, access right-now information and take the right action with that information. Parkland’s leadership was able to track all patient activities from positive patient identification and specimen collection to laboratory specimen tracking and pharmacy medication administration. Additionally, hospital staff communication with voice and secure texting, along with patient alerts and alarms—all help increase patient safety, care and satisfaction.
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parkland health, hospital, system, zebra, mobile
    
Zebra Technologies
Published By: Zebra Technologies     Published Date: Jun 20, 2018
Digital technology continues to play an ever-increasing role in today’s modern healthcare systems. While 95% of hospitals in the United States have implemented Electronic Health Records or EHR, much work remains.1 Patient identification errors continue to plague hospitals and are the precipitating factor for 13% of surgical mistakes and 67% of transfusion mix-ups.2 Nationally, medication errors cause at least one death every day and injure 1.3 million people annually.3 The cost of lost lives, reduced productivity and malpractice insurance fees are debilitating the healthcare industry. At the center of every hospital’s safety program is the patient wristband, which provides caregivers access to the information they need at every point of care during the patient stay. However, not all wristbands are of equal quality. Some wristbands are not durable enough to withstand the rigors of a busy hospital environment, leading to workarounds and mistakes that, in the end, comprise patient care. H
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reducing errors, positive patient identification, patient safety, healthcare wristbands, patient identification, laser wristbands, thermal wristbands, patient alert wristbands, wristband materials, patient solutions
    
Zebra Technologies
Published By: Zebra Technologies     Published Date: May 02, 2018
Up to 5% of all hospitalized patients are affected by ADEs. Implementing a comprehensive Barcode Medication Administration (BCMA) program can help, reducing medication errors up to 80%. In this white paper Zebra Technologies uncovers best practices for adopting Barcode Medication Administration, including: The importance of building a multidisciplinary implementation team The role of efficient, well-defined workflows How accurate data management and reporting are essential to ongoing BCMA success
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safety, technology, zebra, medical, administration
    
Zebra Technologies
Published By: Stratus Technologies     Published Date: Apr 17, 2009
The long migration to electronic health records (EHRs) in the U.S. is set to speed up with the funding authorized by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009.  But what are the specific risks when clinicians can’t access electronic health records? How far-reaching are the consequences when EHR data is lost, or its integrity is compromised?  This paper looks at the mission-critical role of EHR systems, and introduces availability solutions that build in uptime protection to ensure the continuity of operation that both caregivers and patients can depend on.
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stratus, electronic health records, ehrs, american reinvestment and recovery act, health, records, availability solutions, mission-critical, medical grade servers, electronic medical records, emr, patient health records, phrs, computerized health record system, community health record (chr), diagnostic records, lab results, prescribed medication, downtime risk, stratus ftserver
    
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Published By: Tyco Integrated Security     Published Date: Mar 09, 2016
A Real-Time Location System (RTLS) that helps monitor equipment, medications, temperature-sensitive products and staff.
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tyco, security, rtls asset tracking, location system, real-time
    
Tyco Integrated Security
Published By: SchemaLogic     Published Date: Jun 11, 2008
For one of the largest medical research companies in the world, an integrated, global Enterprise Content Management suite of products became essential to locate content growing at an exponential rate. The company conducts massive research projects that marry science with the human experience to develop medications which help people around the world manage their health, live better, and in some cases, cure illness.
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schemalogic, pharmaceutical, pharm, pharma, pharmaceuticals, merck, content management, content delivery
    
SchemaLogic
Published By: Tyco Integrated Security     Published Date: May 05, 2015
Download this white paper to discover why many pharmaceutical companies are turning to proactive strategies to assess and respond to threats.
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global supply chain, medication, security threats, product tampering, security goals
    
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