Hospital management & administration

Faivish Pewzner

THE IDEAL PATIENT ROOM The patient room is one of the largest investments a hospital or a health facility will ever make, with the design decision multiplied dozens, even hundreds, of times. From optimizing patient well-being and comfort to saving administration money through the strategic use of materials and space allocation during construction, the decisions

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Intermountain Healthcare upgrades digital care for Utah patients with a new, more centralized virtual hospital

Intermountain Healthcare began tinkering with telemedicine five years ago. The Utah-based nonprofit healthcare system rolled out a service where patients could remotely chat on their smartphones with doctors about basic medical problems. Another push was aimed at physicians in rural areas, offering live-streamed consulting expertise on difficult medical issues such stroke evaluation, mental health counseling

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How HIT is rapidly evolving to meet new treatment patterns

As anticipation mounts for HIMSS18, technology is shifting to meet new priorities and a variety of entry points for consumers who are seeking care. New requirements for implementing HIT systems are changing as new health IT priorities and procedures emerge. Convergence in the healthcare sector is accelerating the need for interoperability, not just for EHRs,

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Will HIMSS Reveal How IoT and Apps Flip the Traditional Office Visit?

By Special Guest Dr. Donald Voltz, Medical Director of the Main Operating Room, at the Aultman Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology February 21, 2018 Healthcare is evolving quickly and HIMSS 18 will offer a broad range of healthcare issues to explore. Healthcare IoT is changing long standing practices and protocols. New requirements are driving health IT

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Hospitals 3 Digital Corners You May Be Cutting

The move from volume (fee-for-service) to value (value-based payment) and the growth in importance of outcomes and measurement are significantly impacting how providers share information with each other. Providers must be able to access health information across the continuum of care, as well as track and report health events amongst a network of providers. The

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Hospitals Ransomware targets

You may not notice this every day, but hospitals and medical devices are constantly under attack.One would expect hospitals to have robust cybersecurity strategies, however, many enterprises are still using outdated solutions. Lack of budget, resources and complicated infrastructure make hospital networks a challenge to protect. Consequently, they operate under less-than-ideal circumstances when it comes

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The Role of Technology in Remedying Clinician Burnout

Burnout represents a significant and persistent threat to the well-being of clinicians. As health industry CEOs including Mayo Clinics John Noseworthy and Cleveland Clinics Toby Cosgrove have written, the problem has become so widespread that many consider it a national health crisis.Causes of burnout among clinicians include working in isolation, more performance measurement (such as

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Hospital Impact—Now’s the time to move to a decentralized care delivery model

Hospitals are in trouble. Why? Because the conventional wisdom on how to respond to the transition from fee-for-service to value-based payment programs does not seem to be working. Consultants insist that consolidation of independent hospitals into regional integrated systems, employing physicians and assuming more financial risk will lead to success. But the results so far are

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