In medicine, there are a lot of cost, coordination, and time benefits to a secure SMS. That’s why so many were upset when a miscommunication almost forced them to stop.
Instead of conducting telehealth sessions without any stated purpose, specific disease management questions are integrated at specific points in the telehealth process.
The ECRI Institute published its annual list of the top 10 health technology hazards for the industry. Several of the top hazards in 2018 are the same as those in 2017.
After years of experimentation, machine learning’s predictive powers are well-established, and it is poised to move from labs to broad real-world applications.
Because telemedicine is still so new, the laws pertaining to it have yet to keep pace with the technology. The rules surrounding telemedicine vary greatly between states, and wading through the list of best practices and guidelines can be difficult.
Perhaps the infrastructure is in place, but the processes to deliver high quality, safe, and cost-efficient care are not yet widely deployed. EMRs, originally built to capture documentation to drive revenue codes do not meet the basic workflows and processes required by clinicians to deliver care.
Healthcare systems deal with the perennial problem of properly cleaning and disinfecting patient rooms, both while they are occupied and upon discharge when getting ready for new occupants.
Unfortunately, it’s not a cut-and-dry process, and most hospitals don’t have a set protocol for making sure all surfaces are cleaned the same way.
Emergency Departments prescribe fewer opioid pills to their patients when the EMR default setting was set to 10 tablets.
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