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Big Data – Trendy Buzzwords or the Future of Healthcare?

Artificial intelligence, data visualization, business intelligence, predictive analytics, machine learning – you’ve likely heard these words but been unsure as to their actual applications. These buzzwords are associated with big data, and they a...

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Healthcare Business and Technology: The Surprising Role of the Internet of Things in Addressing Clinician Shortages

The clinician shortage is a dilemma for most hospitals today. It’s projected that the size of the RN workforce will be nearly 20% below projected requirements by 2020 and the physician shortfall will rise to nearly 122,000 by 2032. These short...

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3 Healthcare Trends That May Affect Your Bottom Line in 2020

Which trends will shape healthcare in 2020 and beyond? In the 2010s, the Affordable Care Act, telemedicine and an increasing emphasis on population-centered care shifted the way healthcare organizations provide services. To survive and provide top-no...

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Organization Efficiencies with an IoT System

Using IoT to Measure Patient Interactions Many facilities have wondered about disparities between shifts. Are patients visited at the same rate at all hours of the day? Are certain days busier than others? This information has previously been unavail...

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4 Ways Hospitals Can Prevent Patient Falls

Patient falls are expensive, time-consuming and injurious. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, approximately 700,000 to 1 million hospitalized patients — about 3% of all hospitalized Americans — fall each year. More than ...

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Are Your Sickest Patients Being Visited Regularly?

Typically, nurses try to visit each of their patients at least once an hour. This is important to ensure patients are getting the care they need, to reduce fall risks and pressure ulcers, etc. It’s logical to assume that clinicians would visit the ...

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Decrease Patient Falls by Measuring Nurse Rounding

Patient falls are a serious problem, affecting between 700,000 and 1 million patients per year in American hospitals.[1] One of the primary reasons patients fall out of bed is that they haven’t been visited by a nurse in a while and they attempt to...

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Reduce Shift Fatigue by Measuring Patient Interactions

Do you know how often the clinicians in your hospital visit the patients under their care? Does the frequency of their visits change throughout their shift? Until recently, it has been impossible to know when specific clinicians were visiting a parti...

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Improve Patient Satisfaction by Measuring Clinical Visits

Do you know how often the clinicians in your hospital visit the patients under their care? Do individual nurses visit patients about the same number of times per shift? Does the day of the week matter? Or time of day? Until recently, it has been impo...

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Making the Invisible Visible: Clinical Intervention Data

Healthcare organizations are struggling. The transition to value-based care is a financial challenge that has negatively impacted profits, and smaller hospitals are being acquired. Nurse/physician shortages and burnout are making it increasingly diff...

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