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…Continue
Posted by Linda Hainlen on July 8, 2014 at 11:29am
“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…Continue
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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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…See More
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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
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:…See More