Rapidly available technology now allows residents of senior living or memory care facilities to receive more personalized engagement, enrichment and development experiences in ways that have been previously unavailable, changing the face of what quality care looks like for an aging population.
The study, funded by the National Institute on Aging, focuses on post-intensive care syndrome (PICS), which can affect as much as 80% of discharged patients and leads to reduced clinical outcomes, poor quality of life, and rehospitalizations.
Federal officials have selected Amwell and Leidos to create a $180 million hybrid care platform that will replace the Military Health System (MHS) Video Connect program.
The real upside of newer, smarter technologies is that the protection they provide allows for game-changing reductions in the weight and bulk of traditional wearable shielding—up to 75%—without increasing the radiation risk.
On episode 89 of PSQH: The Podcast, Tori Richie, director of Intelligence at Sg2, talks about what hospital capacity will look like over the next decade.
Under the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program, hospitals will be required to collect and report patient-reported outcomes (PRO), risk variables, matching variables, and PRO-related variables for at least half of eligible total hip and total knee replacement patients beginning in 2025.
What do you do when you have the patient information you need, but that information is buried within the patient record as unstructured data? This is the challenge NorthShore Edward-Elmhurst Health sought to resolve when they determined they needed a better way to identify patients’ social determinants of health when they presented at the ED—one of the most crucial points in intervention.
In addition to the reduction in healthcare services, nurse staffing issues directly affect patient care. A recent survey by the Michigan Nurses Association found that 42% of respondents knew of a patient’s death being caused by nurse understaffing, nearly double the percentage (22%) from seven years ago.
Health system officials have announced that Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Salem Hospital, and Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital will join the Home Hospital program, which was launched by both Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2016 and consolidated in 2020 when the two hospitals merged.
Rural hospitals are closing their labor and delivery (L&D) units at alarming rates, forcing more expectant parents to give birth in an ill-prepared emergency room or other location, like the back of an ambulance. At New Hampshire’s Dartmouth Health, officials are combining virtual learning and a hub-and-spoke telemedicine platform to address difficult and emergency births.