Patient assignment software can improve care.
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Improving Patient Assignments

Hospitals continue to make great strides in using technology to improve clinical operations and outcomes. Automated disinfection systems to eliminate harmful microorganisms. Telehealth to make healthcare more accessible, especially to people…
Patient assignment software can improve care.
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Clinical Workflow Impediments

While Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems in hospitals have been applauded for improving information transfer and for providing ready access to data to multiple providers, they have also been blamed for increased administrative tasks and…
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The Joy of Medicine

Nearly 20 years ago colleagues at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) used the term “healthy workplaces” to describe a positive and productive healthcare environment. Since that time, numerous studies have sought to evaluate…
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The True Cost of Physician Burnout

By the acknowledgement of just about everyone in healthcare, physician burnout has become a significant problem. But what is the cost of that problem for hospitals and is there justification for spending money on fixing it? Those were the…
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Collective Intelligence and Healthcare

If hospitals and other healthcare organizations comprise a number of very smart and intelligent individuals, shouldn’t the groups in which they participate in be more collectively intelligent as well? Not really. In fact, recent studies…
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Patient Acuity Tool: Where Are We Now?

Assessing patient acuity has been around in some version for more than 50 years. But has anything changed? Has technology improved the process of capturing a patient’s acuity so that the nursing staff can use that information to better manage…