Are Patients Getting the Best Possible Care Through Telemedicine?

Telemedicine can increase provider productivity by enabling healthcare professionals to see more patients in a day. In addition, it can enhance the work experience for providers, affording them greater control over their schedule and allowing them to see patients whom they otherwise would not be able to see.

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Can Lighting Mitigate Fall Risks?

The results of a two-year study conducted by investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and MLI, published in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, found a 43% reduction in resident falls at long-term care facilities that installed a tunable LED lighting system compared to control facilities that maintained standard lighting. 

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20 Keys to Better Digital Patient Involvement in Healthcare

Addressing digital requirements and improving the delivery of healthcare requires health organizations to develop a set of tools and contact instruments to accompany the patient on their health and well-being journey. The following 20 keys are essential to meaningful access, understanding, and use of digital health resources, and to promoting active and empowered participation among patients to help them take control of their health decisions.

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Revisiting Staff Respite Spaces

Offering staff and care providers a respite space where they can take a break from the demands of their role is a small gesture that greatly increases their satisfaction at work and directly affects the care they give to patients. The ability to rest and recharge promotes safer, more efficient operations, resulting in better outcomes and fewer medical errors. 

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Meeting Patient Needs Where They Need It Most

California-based Adventist Health and value-based medical group Emcara Health have partnered recently to extend care into high-risk communities across the state. As part of the Enhanced Care Initiative from CalAIM (California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal), this partnership is intended to close care gaps for patients facing the most complex care needs by addressing barriers such as homelessness and other social determinants of health.

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Three Must-Have Features in Modern Custom EHR Systems

Although the healthcare industry has used EHRs for a long time, these systems are constantly being redesigned to meet the challenges of the times as well as become more helpful for providers. In this article, we will explore the changes that custom EHR systems have seen recently, and how they help overcome the challenges brought about by the pandemic and other significant healthcare events.

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How Behavioral ‘Nudges’ Help Patient Engagement—and Improve Provider Experience

A new JAMA Network Open study has found that patient engagement technology can significantly increase the number of patients who get, and stay, vaccinated. By using text reminders, automated vaccine reservations, and other techniques like links to vaccine verification, providers can leverage technology to keep patients engaged and healthy as the industry continues to work through the COVID-19 pandemic.   

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