HealthLeaders' survey on workforce management queried leaders from a cross-section of U.S. healthcare organizations, including hospitals, health systems, physician organizations, and long-term care/skilled nursing facilities. The 150 respondents represent executives across all disciplines — administration, clinical, operations, finance, marketing, and information. In the next three to five years, hospitals, health systems, and other patient service providers expect to augment their time-and-attendance and payroll systems with integrated applications that enable more sophisticated data crunching around labor analytics, acuity management, and staffing assignments. The goal? To convert the workforce from overhead to asset — a flexible, agile asset that will help organizations succeed in an increasingly demanding regulatory and competitive environment.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Sep 04, 2012
A collaborative video can support community health education and disease prevention, as well as connect a patient with his or her practitioner through applications like telemedicine, even if separated geographically.
The use of wristbands to identify hospital patients has been a standard practice for well over half a century. Handwritten, typed or printed, wristbands were originally created to provide an easy way for caregivers to verify identity at any point along the patient’s healthcare journey. From newborns in the delivery area to geriatric patients in rehabilitation, everyone got a wristband. And that’s how things worked until the introduction of barcode technology.
By putting barcodes on hospital wristbands, healthcare facilities can leverage a host of connected technologies to improve safety and quality of care. It’s also the most effective way to comply with the National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) to “Improve the accuracy of patient identification,” which the Joint Commission has included in its annual goals since 2003.
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Les établissements hospitaliers sont aujourd’hui soumis à des pressions financières et techniques pour améliorer le traitement du patient et augmenter leur productivité. Un réseau filaire et Wi-Fi hautement sécurité et fiable est le minima requis pour supporter les données, la voix, la vidéo et les équipements et les applications métiers. Mais comment garantir continuité de service et connectivité Wi-Fi pervasive pour supporter ces éléments clés au meilleur coût ?
Ce livre blanc vous guide grâce aux témoignages de professionnels de l’IT au sein de grands établissements hospitaliers. Ils y expliquent comment ils ont relevé le challenge de la mobilité en garantissant la sécurité de leurs patients.
Maximizing patient safety and improving the quality of care is the ultimate goal for healthcare providers. Doing so requires staying within regulatory compliance, while also advancing staff retention and meeting fiscal constraints. Barcode technologies provide a “virtual voice” to patients, applications and workflows. Barcoding accomplishes this by laying a solid foundation for enhancing patient identification, providing visibility into medical practices, and driving efficiencies throughout healthcare applications, and is an integral part of electronic medical record (EMR) adoption. Download to learn more!
Health services organizations around the world are discovering that they can optimize business strategies while protecting patient records. These companies use WebEx online applications to reach and support a growing number of employees and customers. They also follow HIPAA mandates using WebEx secure connections that encrypt all content. This content is never uploaded to any WebEx server, ensuring the highest level of data security and confidentiality.
In order to deliver quality patient care, Health First must exchange information with a large number of partners, customers, and vendors on a timely basis. Complicating this enormous task is the fact that Health First has over 15 business units using a variety of mission-critical applications.