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1st ‘virtual hospital’ cares for patients using telemedicine

Using technology to deliver better care is a challenge for many hospitals, but effective technology use is important to improving patient outcomes and avoiding readmissions. One hospital is helping its patients stay healthy with an innovative approach to treatment that relies on telemedicine. 

How technology will change ICU care in your hospital

The intensive care unit (ICU) is due for a makeover. Even though healthcare technology itself has improved, there haven’t been many advances in care administered in the ICU since the 1960s. Some doctors are working to change that by better integrating new tech advances into daily ICU processes. 

Population health: 5 keys to successful initiatives

Hospitals have been challenged to focus more of their resources on improving population health as a whole. Payors and the feds are calling on facilities to take more responsibility for patient outcomes, and poor results affect hospitals’ reimbursement. However, this can be a daunting process. 

Make your hospital’s next technology upgrade more successful

Whether it’s implementing a new electronic health records (EHR) system or upgrading computer equipment, most hospitals have experienced some kind of technology-related transition in recent years. With changes to federal health initiatives that encourage the meaningful use of EHRs and other health IT, these transitions will continue as hospitals work to keep up with new requirements. 

Voice-recognition tech could soon be norm in hospitals

Voice recognition technology has become a normal part of many people’s lives. Programs such as Apple’s Siri help users find restaurants, get directions and call contacts without having to use their phone’s keypad. Hospitals may find themselves using similar tech in the not-so-distant future. 

How to make sure you’re innovating the right way

There’s no question that innovation in the form of new technologies can dramatically benefit health systems. But how can hospitals do it without spending precious time and money? In this guest post, Blake Marggraff, CEO of a company that offers interventions using automated phone calls or text messages to manage patients’ conditions while collecting disease […] [MORE]

Lessons from 3 big cybersecurity disasters at hospitals

You don’t want your hospital’s sensitive patient protected health information (PHI) to fall victim to hackers – and risks are everywhere. So your facility must do everything in its power to prevent problems. 

Top 10 issues impacting healthcare industry in 2016

2015, a year marked by transitions for hospitals, definitely wasn’t an easy one for executives or facilities. But what does 2016 have in store for hospitals? PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Health Research Institute answers that question. 

2 ways technology is improving ICU patients’ care, experience

Technology is improving patients’ experience and care at hospitals every day. Facilities can take advantage of many different options to boost outcomes and satisfaction, especially regarding some of its most vulnerable patients in intensive care. 

4 EHR trends to watch in 2016

Electronic health records (EHR) systems have come a long way over the past few years. And there are several more advancements in the pipeline that hospitals should keep their eyes on in 2016.