Hospital & Physicians

Free online consultation tool sees frequent, worldwide use by physicians

Over a roughly two-year period, Medscape Consult saw more than 310,000 physician users hailing from 171 different countries across the world. Many physicians of various ages and geographic locations are turning to online medical consultation tools as an additional resource when providing care, according to a recent investigation published in npj Digital Medicine.Conducted jointly by

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Clinical decision support tools save 20 lives in 6 months at Saint Luke’s Health System

Saint Lukes Health System is an 11-hospital network based in Kansas City, Missouri, that accepts transfer patients from various rural and community-based hospitals throughout the area. Saint Lukes noticed increased mortality from sepsis among transfer patients due to this time-sensitive and deadly condition not being diagnosed early enough.With multiple hospitals using multiple EHR technologies sending

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What innovation looks like at a small, remote hospital

Artesia General Hospital stays focused on building partnerships where it can, optimizing its EHR and enhancing patient and physician experience. So far this week we’ve offered glimpses about how innovation is pursued at a large academic medical center, and how it looks at a mid-sized for-profit hospital. Now it’s time to profile a small facility,

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Is Your Hospital Ready For Hurricane Season How To Prepare For It With Disaster Recovery Planning

While it may be hard to believe, we are already about three months into hurricane season. Last year, the U.S. had one of the costliest years to date, with Hurricane Harveys damage estimated to be at $125 billion and Irmas at around $100 billion. The devastation that occurred last year brings light to the fact

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What innovation looks like at a medium-sized hospital

Mobile, Alabama-based Springhill Medical Center keeps a focus on physician and patient engagement as it works to drive process improvements and stay competitive. Springhill Medical Center, a 250-plus bed hospital based in Mobile, Alabama, exists in a crowded and competitive market. The for-profit, privately-owned hospital operates near nine other groups across two counties managed by

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How providers can innovate to combat physician burnout

Physician burnout is an unfortunate reality in the healthcare industry, as doctors and clinicians cope with time-consuming technologies and complex electronic health records that infringe on time spent with patients. Luckily, there are innovations that can help circumvent the issue.At times, the problem of complex technology can be addressed with adjunct tech that streamlines processes

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