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  • “On Your Marks” campaign helps prevent pressure ulcers

    Dr Anna Bayes
    January 03, 2018

    Pressure ulcers, also known as bedsores, are one of the four common harms in the NHS Safety Thermometer. Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (LHCH) developed a comprehensive campaign, called “On Your Marks,” to help healthcare assistants and support workers prevent hospital-acquired pressure ulcers and improve patient outcomes. Read more…

  • What physician practices can expect in 2018 and beyond 1

    Steve Lalonde
    December 19, 2017

    A recent webinar features insights about what physician practices can expect to see in this time of great change. Read more…

  • Lessons from a Rubik’s Cube in solving health IT challenges

    Dr Martin Farrier
    December 07, 2017

    The Rubik’s Cube represents a wicked problem, and one that needed a new type of solution. It reminds me of the ultimate wicked problem: healthcare. Read more…

  • The physician’s note serves many masters 2

    Dr. Jennifer Bolduc
    December 05, 2017

    Doctors have always taken notes, so why are today's physicians overwhelmed by documentation burdens? These notes are for more audiences than ever before and add a significant hidden cost: physician burnout. Read more…

  • Documenting DNR decisions and treatment escalation plans

    Dr Anna Bayes
    November 07, 2017

    In a recent BMJ Open Quality journal article, King’s College NHS Foundation Trust (London, UK) shares its path to a more unified electronic tool to document resuscitation decisions and treatment escalation plans Read more…

  • Improving patient safety with consistent documentation of ward rounds

    Dr Anna Bayes
    October 26, 2017

    NHS Improvement recently issued guidance for best practice in running and documenting ward rounds. Configuration within an electronic patient record (EPR) lends itself to prompting clinicians to check all the key parameters, record decisions and update plans during the ward round Read more…

  • Quality care in a nutshell

    Jennifer Bolduc MD
    August 31, 2017

    Methodist Hospital of Southern California is achieving exceptional performance in patient safety. Chief Medical Officer and Patient Safety Officer Dr. Bala Chandrasekhar said, “Patients essentially want three things from their hospitals: don’t hurt me, heal me and be nice to me. And they want them in that order.” Read more…

  • 9 things organisations underestimate or overlook when considering total cost of ownership

    Steve Brain
    June 13, 2017

    It can be difficult for even the most experienced information systems professionals to calculate an accurate total cost of ownership (TCO) for health IT. Here are some questions to ask to make sure you’re not missing some of the most commonly overlooked costs. Read more…

  • Clients speak: Why they invest in revenue cycle management solutions

    Jennifer Bolduc MD
    June 06, 2017

    A recent analyst report expects that revenue cycle management solutions will continue to expand among small physician practices. Clients share their most compelling reasons about the value they find in this technology. Read more…

  • 5 ways to continue clinical engagement beyond deployment

    Dr Anna Bayes
    April 20, 2017

    Doctors face huge pressure to be efficient during patient consultations, often less than 10 minutes each. Navigating a new electronic patient record (EPR)* system can strain that precious time and leave clinicians feeling frustrated. Over the years, I’ve seen organisations take some successful approaches to alleviate this pressure by continued clinical engagement beyond deployment. Here are just a few examples. Read more…

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