Hospital Whiteboards: Past, Present and Future

April 26, 2018
Whiteboards have been a part of the communication process in hospitals for over thirty years. I personally have used whiteboards for most of my nursing career and have found it to be an effective communication tool. Although originally used as a communication tool between staff, the whiteboard has transformed into a valuable resource for [...]

More, Better Communication: One Impact of Interactive Patient Engagement Technology

April 11, 2018
Can interactive technology provide the simple, immediate communication experience patients desire and the positive influence care providers expect from patient engagement? Yes—it is designed for both users. More and better communication is a key component in the way interactive patient engagement systems are impactful.[...]

Patient Video Education Can Be Part of an Effective Learning Strategy

March 27, 2018
Today’s patient education is media rich and no longer limited to printed pamphlets and plastic anatomy models. Video education offers engaging interaction including 3D visuals, real patient stories, medication images, equipment demonstrations, digital checklists and child-friendly animations as some of its informative options.[...]

Onsite Prescription Fulfillment and Readmissions

March 20, 2018
Readmissions are frustrating to patients and costly for hospitals. Medication adherence is a leading cause of preventable readmissions. SONIFI Health’s Pharmacy Notification feature alerts patients to onsite pharmacy services and allows them to self-enroll into bedside prescription delivery programs.[...]

Improved Discharge Planning and Checklists with SONIFI Health

March 15, 2018
Discharge planning begins the day a patient is admitted to a hospital. The process includes all those involved in the patient’s care – nurses, social workers, care managers, family and the patient (National Center On Caregiving, 2016). The discharge checklist is a comprehensive list of the patients’ needs to transition to the next level of [...]

Leadership Spotlight: Patti Lael, Clinical Education Specialist

March 13, 2018
Meet Patti Lael from our clinical staff. She has a wealth of on-floor knowledge as well patient advocacy experience. Plus, she’s fabulous with strategies for maximizing reimbursements.[...]

6 Ways an Interactive Patient Engagement System Influences HCAHPS

February 28, 2018
Raising HCAHPS is a goal shared by most care providing facilities. Can something as simple as engaging patients through interactive TVs and mobile devices actually make an impact? Here’s six ways these systems work quickly to influence HCAHPS.[...]
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