AI is currently being implemented in many aspects of nursing, including documentation, admission and discharge processes, measuring and monitoring vitals, and data collection and analysis. However, the success of AI varies, and depends largely on proper implementation.
The COVID-19 pandemic left an indelible mark on the healthcare landscape, spotlighting critical areas for improvement while accelerating transformations that were already underway. From addressing disparities in equity and access to adopting digital health strategies, the pandemic has forced healthcare to move swiftly to meet urgent needs.
Some organizations may wish to use AI to collaborate and improve process management and operations; others might want to increase the personalization of services they’re providing for improved quality of care and patient satisfaction.
Families are bracing for a relentless season of airborne illnesses, compounded by the ongoing circulation of COVID-19 alongside the annual flu season. Adding to the complexity is the spike in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), particularly affecting young children and older adults.
Akadeum Life Sciences, a Michigan-based firm pioneering microbubble cell separation, has teamed up with Agilent Technologies to offer a viral DNA/RNA wastewater prep kit to provide faster, simpler sample preparation and analysis of total wastewater samples while requiring fewer steps compared to existing processes.
On episode 99 of PSQH: The Podcast, Brandy Sparkman-Beierle, Chief Clinical Officer at Homecare Homebase, talks about the growth of home-based healthcare.
According to more than 20,000 physicians and more than 32,000 nurses surveyed for a KLAS Arch Collaborative report, improving staffing and aligning leadership with staff were the number one and number two solutions, respectively, for addressing burnout.
The New Jersey-based health system is collaborating with care.ai to integrate its virtual care technology throughout Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden following a pilot program launched late last year in one med-surg unit. Virtua executives say the platform will eventually be scaled out to all hospitals in the health system.
The report, prepared by the Health and Human Services Department’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG), analyzed $10.3 billion in E/M services billed to Medicare between March and November of 2020, of which $1.4 billion, or about 14%, were conducted by telemedicine.
According to OSHA, in 2020, hospitals recorded nearly three times more work-related injuries and illnesses for every 100 full-time employees than in all industries combined.