Cancer Journey: Don't Underestimate the Value of Distraction

October 11, 2019
PART 2: After receiving the devastating news of a stage IV colon cancer diagnosis and recovering from surgery, it was time for my husband to start treatment. After having a port placed at the hospital, we went to the cancer center for the first of twelve rounds of chemotherapy. We visited with the oncologist and nurse first and were then [...]

Cancer Journey: Don’t Rely on “Dr. Google”

September 26, 2019
PART 1: In early 2008, shortly after my husband’s 42nd birthday as he was recovering from a colonoscopy, I was given the news no one wants to hear, “he has cancer.” They found an extremely large tumor in the colon requiring urgent surgery for removal and staging. After a brief description of staging and the prediction that his cancer was [...]

5 Training Types for a Successful Patient Engagement Technology Launch

September 11, 2019
When implementing new technology, training helps users adapt to the changes in their roles and processes. Training provides team members an opportunity to learn the system, understand the benefits and realize its full capabilities, leading to higher adoption by both staff and patients.[...]

Leveraging ICD-10 Codes Can Improve Patient Education

August 29, 2019
What are ICD-10 codes? ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision) is the system used by physicians and healthcare providers to classify and code all diagnoses, symptoms and procedures recorded with acute and ambulatory care in the United States. The system was designed and updated by Center for Medicare and Medicaid [...]

What Nurses Want From an Interactive Patient Engagement Solution

August 16, 2019
Patient engagement is aimed at improving the patient experience, patient satisfaction and patient outcomes. Leveraging interactive patient engagement technology is one way hospitals are trying to improve patient engagement. But what do the nurses want from this technology?[...]

What Patients Say About Using Digital Whiteboards

July 31, 2019
Whiteboards have a known value in the hospital setting. The visible presence of notes and goals serve as reminders and talking points for more communication and cooperative care between patients and staff. Digital whiteboards integrate with other hospital systems to automatically update—a real time saver for staff.[...]

Choosing Patient Room Televisions

July 9, 2019
Although all televisions are fundamentally the same, there are several different applications for a television throughout the hospital. Common applications for televisions include traditional patient room televisions, swing arm televisions, signage televisions, and public viewing televisions. Each of these have their own group of [...]
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