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One of the Reasons Attestations Fail... Training

I recently read an article about a keynote who predicted 80% of hospitals will fail stage 2 attestation.*  There are obviously many factors that con contribute to such a failure but I am passionate that the educational efforts for our implementations are partly to blame for missed goals.  You see, unfortunately training is often an afterthought to our implementations. 

Reason one:  Analysts are usually tasked with creating the education for the systems they have built.  After all, who knows the system better than those who built it? Unfortunately, the system must be built and tested before analysts can turn their attention to the education piece.  With last minute changes and fixes, it is just hard to get everything done let alone focus on education. Clinical…

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Posted by Linda Hainlen on July 8, 2014 at 11:29am

Downtime: What Happens When Disaster Strikes?

“I’m sorry, our system is down.” -  One sentence that makes any CIO’s blood pressure skyrocket. Today hospital staffs have been trained to use systems and rely on electronics for just about everything they need to do to get their job done. But what happens when those systems go down?

Whether your HIS vendor system or network goes down due to unforeseen reasons, or due to planned maintenance, having a downtime plan is imperative. Leaving patients and staff confused, stressed, unhappy and uncoordinated is unacceptable. Obviously these situations are unavoidable, but there are ways to make them more manageable.

Hospitals need to adopt a robust technology that will keep information available and easily accessible for hospital staff. Without…

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Posted by Alexandra Casey on July 8, 2014 at 11:28am

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The 2014 Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) is coming soon. Join us as we reveal our latest chemistry and immunoassay systems, and other innovative diagnostic solutions for the central lab and point-of-care, that can lead to earlier, more accurate diagnoses and increased productivity. Visit us at booth No. 509 from July 27-31 at McCormick Place in Chicago, USA. #AACC2014 www.usa.siemens.com/aacc2014

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We would like to call your attention to the Personalized Education Plan (PEP), a virtual, single-source education platform for life-long learning. By providing a wide selection of technical, professional, and disease-state management topics, PEP is designed to enhance staff competency, ultimately increasing efficiency and productivity. For healthcare professionals interested in advancing their education, have a look at http://www.healthcare.siemens.com/education/pep.…

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How to achieve the mission of providing high quality care and great value to a community of 55,000 people? At UH Elyria Medical Center healthcare IT has been a great help in improving care delivery and team collaboration. By designing several IT-supported workflows, physicians and nurses now not only receive data more quickly but are also provided with a number of cues which guide them through the entire care process, helping them raise patient satisfaction: http://sie.ag/1mgB7ru

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In 1896, Reiniger, Gebbert & Schall launched its first X-ray toolkit on the market, offering new opportunities in medical diagnostics. Today, the look inside the human body is daily routine. Learn why even Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen was one of the first customers and explore further pioneering stories: http://sie.ag/1jBtytT

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Enabling Bi-Directional Physician EMR Integration at RSVP for GoToMeeting details

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RSVP Top Right for DetailsDate: Thursday, August 7, 2014Time: 9AM PST/12PM ESTJoin Summit Healthcare as we discuss how our hospital clients are tackling the often laborious and workflow intensive bi-directional physician EMR integration. In this educational 45 min session, you will hear how organizations address registration and order management as they integrate bi-directionally with Physician offices running multiple EMR vendor systems.  We will discuss connecting to Allscripts, Next Gen,…See More
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Summit Healthcare Raises the Bar with the Summit Care Exchange Technology

Summit Care Exchange is the newest product offering in the Summit Healthcare Interoperability product suite with 26 facilities now live with the new technology. Summit Healthcare developed Summit Care Exchange, a robust tool to streamline continuity of care document (CCD) integration, while providing an integrated HISP offering to simplify Direct Messaging requirements. The Summit Care Exchange technology with integrated HISP will help support hospital organizations to meet their Stage 1 and…See More
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Did you know that over 200 million people suffer from osteoporosis worldwide, and that 80% of them are women? Join our educational webinar which will examine women’s health by relating to common forms of bone disease. To learn more about risk assessment and prevention of bone disease, and how laboratory diagnostic testing plays an integral role in caring for women throughout the continuum of the disease, you can now register for the webinar on July 16th, 5:00 p.m. (CEST) at…

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The 2014 FIFA World Cup is already in full swing! But speed, performance and precision are important not only on the football field. At the central lab of the hospital Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Porto Alegre in Brazil, these factors play a major role in patient treatment. Through faster lab turnaround time and a higher level of accuracy of laboratory results, the medical staff can act even faster in urgent cases – which can be life-saving. Read more about the central lab in…

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Reducing Wait Times for Reports at RSVP for GoToMeeting details

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RSVP Top Right for DetailsDate: Tuesday July 29, 2014Time: 10AM PST/1PM EStLet's face it. No one likes to wait. Waiting causes anxiety, boredom, impatience and that niggling feeling of falling behind. Fortunately, we offer solutions that reduce wait time for reports. Learn more about how you can benefit.See More
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Every healthcare professional’s knowledge is unique. By sharing this knowledge with peers, it can grow and enrich each one of them. Now there is an online platform where medical professionals can engage in discussions, share their own experiences or ask pressing questions others might have answers to. Join this real-time peer-to-peer exchange: http://sie.ag/TCr4Wx

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Quality healthcare and high costs often go hand in hand. So what if you could bring down the costs and at the same time improve the education of medical students? Salvato Trigo made his vision come true by building the teaching hospital Hospital-Escola da Universidade Fernando Pessoa in Gondomar, Portugal, making health services more affordable and enabling students to improve their skills hands-on. http://sie.ag/1rWvK5J

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On November 8th, 2013, typhoon Yolanda hit the Philippines and destroyed most of the city of Tacloban, including its hospital. Due to the damages caused by the tropical cyclone, the hospital was hardly able to provide the necessary care for the city's 200,000 inhabitants. With a new computed tomography scanner, Tacloban's hospital can now provide quality care to its patients:…

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