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…
Patient assignment software can improve care.
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MedAptus Launches New Patient Assignment Software for Nurses

Assigning patients just got a whole lot easier for charge nurses. MedAptus has launched ASSIGN for Nurses, a new software program that matches the right patients with the right nurse by applying a proprietary protocol engine designed to…

MedAptus Adds Nursing Expert to Product Management Team

MedAptus has hired a subject-matter nursing expert to help shape its new patient assignment software, ASSIGN for Nurses. Lisa Quinn, PhD, RN, OCN joins the company’s marketing and product management team and will help ensure the software…
Patient assignment software can improve care.
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Errors and Omissions: How Healthcare and Aviation Compare

If there’s one common trait aviation and healthcare share, it’s the notion that both are expected to function without error. We expect pilots and the planes they fly to operate flawlessly, to get us safely to our intended destination. The…
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Is Physician and Nurse Burnout Contagious?

Is burnout contagious? Is it communicated from one provider to another? Two different studies—on focusing on physicians and another on nurses—tried to answer that question and, not surprisingly, both came to same conclusion. Burnout is…