What is Clinical Informatics

In 2011, the American Board of Medical Specialties voted to make Clinical Informatics the newest subspecialty in Medicine. Clinical Informatics-trained experts were deemed crucial to maintain and improve the nation’s health information infrastructure. Clinical informaticists focus on systems-level improvements in care delivery through the use of data analytics, clinical decision support, data visualization, and the…

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HOW TO IMPROVE PATIENT ENGAGEMENT

Successful patient engagement strategies use the right combination of innovative technology and organizational services. Hospitals find most success when they integrate solutions that operate efficiently with other systems already established in their facilities, such as electronic health records (EHR), workflow technology, and nurse call systems. Technology is quickly changing the way healthcare providers are approaching…

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WHAT IS INTEROPERABILITY?

Interoperability has been a growing buzzword in healthcare in recent years, but what it means and how it works for clinical organizations is still relatively unknown. Interoperability refers to the ability of two or more technology systems to exchange and process data that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of hospital operations. Interoperability equips key healthcare…

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How Can Technology Improve Your HCAHPS Scores

Every hospital’s top priority is patient satisfaction, and the leaps in healthcare technology is helping improve the way patients and caregivers interact. Advancements in integrated solutions are bridging the gap between patient and physician which is boosting productivity, increasing efficiency, and improving HCAHPS scores across the board. As nurse managers and hospital executives know, HCAHPS…

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Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS)

REAL-TIME LOCATION SYSTEMS (RTLS) September 2015 ____________________________________________________________________________   The use of real-time location systems, or RTLS, in healthcare is on the rise. But there is still a lot of misconception about what the technology does, and how it can help healthcare professionals improve their patient care. We will help shed some light on some of…

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