Why Your Electronic Health Record Software Is Failing
With several years to adjust to using electronic health record software, any lingering problems your hospital is having are likely here to stay. Instead of forcing hospital staff to continue using electronic health records that don’t work well, it’s time to reevaluate your systems and see if developing new solutions for your electronic health records are right for you.
5 Ways Video Conferencing In Hospitals Is Saving Lives
For patients in remote or rural areas, a stroke can easily cause permanent damage because treatment is too far away or their local hospital doesn’t the equipment or expertise to treat them. But new video conferencing apps for hospitals are dramatically improving the odds of a successful recovery for patients. With the help of a video conferencing app, specialists are able to treat p...
6 Benefits Of Agile Medical Software Development
There’s nothing more damaging to a medical company than to spend months developing new features only to have them become obsolete by the time they’re delivered. Medical companies that use traditional waterfall development processes often see their projects go months over their deadlines, with budgets doubling or even tripling. Often when projects are finally delivered, their intende...
5 Ways To Use Custom Software To Improve Electronic Health Record Processes
Electronic health records are a required part of U.S. healthcare, but this doesn’t mean they have to stand in the way of quality patient care. With the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act making EHRs a requirement, many healthcare practitioners have spent years learning how to use EHRs. While they’re becoming a familiar part of the healthcare system, t...
Has Government Pressure To Transition Your Hospital To EHRs Caused A Huge Mess?
The move to EHRs was designed to improve the safety, quality and efficiency of patient care. While some hospitals and physicians’ offices have successfully implemented hospital information system software, many more are struggling. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act), created in 2009, created a mandate that hospitals and doctors’ offices...
How Effective Is Your EHR System?
Mention the EHR adoption process to a physician and you’re likely to hear a groan. After spending much of the past five years implementing the electronic medical health records software, many will say it’s still not living up to its goals. The push to adopt EHRs is being driven by the U.S. government in an effort to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of patient care. By implem...
5 Challenges Physicians Face With Improving Quality Care
Faced with a barrage of regulations, a growing case load and a lack of effective technology, even the most dedicated physician can feel like they’re not able to deliver the quality of patient care they’d like. Medicare’s readmission penalties are hitting a new high over the next year, according to an article on Kaiser Health News. More than half of the hospitals in the U.S. are facing...
6 Reasons Healthcare Professionals Should Improve Their Communication
One of the most important tools for any healthcare provider isn’t his or her knowledge of the latest medical breakthrough - it’s their ability to listen and communicate effectively with their patients. While it seems like a simple skill, communication (and the lack thereof) is at the core of many serious patient care issues. Poor doctor-patient communication has been linked to increa...
Is Your Medical Device Software Design FDA Compliant? It Better Be!
The global medical device market is booming, with sales reaching $381 billion in 2015, according to Kalorama Information. Many companies are jumping into the market, creating software and mobile apps for use with the wide variety of devices on the market. Mobile apps and software are changing the face of healthcare, putting more information and control into the hands of users. ...
Is Your Hospital Information System Failing Your Patients?
There’s a growing divide between technology that enables healthcare providers to do their jobs better and technology that creates an obstacle between a physician and great patient care. Healthcare technology has gotten a lot of attention in recent years with the mandated use of electronic medical records. Add this to the growing app culture and you can see how important it is to in...