The system in place in the office setting is relatively new. However, they have been able to accomplish many beneficial features to optimize patient care. The system is connected to a larger network of providers and hospitals. This integration allowed for steam lined communication
In the hectic and harried environment of a hospital, a nurse or technician does not have to search for an available workstation when they can pull up an individual chart on their tablet. Medical personnel can expect to access medical records more frequently and faster than traditional paper and folder charting models. “Location no longer creates a barricade to patient data. Role-based roaming and printing means better access to records from multiple locations. Many different devices, such as tablets and mobile phones, are supported.” 3
In observation, (Fahnestock, McComb, & Deshmukh, 2013) stated "Information technologies are transforming the way healthcare is delivered. Innovations such as computer-based patient records, hospital information systems, computer-based decision support tools, community health information networks and new ways of distributing health information.” (p.3.2). In the sector of delivering healthcare using technology, has made it easier for healthcare professionals to access medical records, digitization of prescriptions and view test results. With the use of high-performance devices being used in the hospital, helps to make the jobs of healthcare professionals a little easier. As well as relieve anxiety from anxious patients that may be awaiting lab results to come back. Therefore, IT devices and services has been and continues to be a tremendous help and game changer for the healthcare system. However, there is still a lot of work to be done to help shape and reform the healthcare
Cerner integrates patient information throughout all of the departments within a hospital setting. This program also has the ability to expand into other health care facilities within a community, such as long term care, hospice, and home health (Cerner, 2015). Cerner offers community hospitals solutions in their “Software as a Service” model. Cerner will host the software program, provide upgrades, and monitor performance to ensure stability. This will allow community hospitals to have a predictable cost for the software (Cerner, 2015). Another advantage of this system is the “Smart Room”. Wireless devices such as infusion pumps, and vital sign monitoring devices can access the system. This allows for instant documentation of this information into a patient chart and will alert if abnormalities are noted. Bar code scanners and carts are available as well. These items improve patient safety (Cerner, 2015). Cerner is capable of CPOE, electronic prescription transmitting, and has the ability to capture data and immunization statuses to meet reporting regulations.
Have you or your family member ever been in the hospital? Did you ever experience the anxiety, fear, and anger while waiting for the doctor or nurse to update you with the status of your loved one? The hospital is the last place where you or your family wants to be, but unfortunately, it either happens on the emergency basis or scheduled procedures. The project that we have chosen will address the communication problems between patient's families and medical personnel. The project will consist of a HIPPA-compliant, messaging system that will be updating family members about the patients undergoing surgical procedures. This service provided by utilizing a mobile platform with
These features benefit the nurse for a better way to manage and patient data without using a paper chart. Correspondingly, Meditech provides a worklist too. So, nurses that use this system can also follow, keep track, and document to maintaining a record of information of the patient under their care (Medical Information Technology, Inc, 2017). Nevertheless, both systems provide real‐time updates of patient information and allow nurses to receive icon‐based notifications of new information and tasks. Apparently, with the NIS nurses will excel in quality of care to their patients.
Technology is changing the way healthcare is delivered. Palms West Hospital and all of HCA hospitals are making every effort to exceed patient’s expectations with a variety of technology and different information systems. Some of the services offered by HCA East Florida Hospitals include Patient Portal, which gives instant access to patient’s health information. This service is accessible 24/7 and lets patient’s lab/radiology reports, medication instructions, discharge summaries, automatic bill pay, health libraries, registering for classes and even upcoming patient appointments with HCA affiliated physician offices. JFK Hospital offers both Cyber Knife for tumors and Robotic Surgery for Urology, Gynecology, and General Surgery.
CareKit Health Hamilton, Ontario is a private company that supports the complete clinical and family care team to provide a high quality care with reducing cost, and ensuring timely interventions by its highly approachable mobile application that leverages the mobile technology. To complement the healthcare platform, the company has started a project named “CareKit Health Technology Prototype” that demonstrates the development of technology prototype for home care use. CareKit Health’s technology prototype is all about making a system prototype that is one of the ways for conducting Rapid Application Development (RAD). RAD is a collection of methodologies that incorporate special techniques and computer tools to speed up the analysis, design, and implementation phases in order to get some portion of the system development quickly into the hands of users for evaluation and feedback (Dennis, A. et al, 2012)
Mount Sinai Hospital has been on the cutting edge of technology through medical research and by the innovative spirit of its faculty. An example of necessity meets innovation through Health informatics was published online. In May 2013, Mount Sinai Hospital became the first major Hospital to implement an "enterprise-grade mobile care-coordination mobile app which employs a special HIPAA-secure group text messaging system that improves communication between team members who coordinate care of patients with complex medical conditions" (Leventhal, 2013). The app was developed by a resident at the hospital who saw the necessity to improve communication, and coordination between providers. The mobile app named Cureatr, connects providers amongst multiple platforms and institutions. The capability providers have to communicate in a group chat environment across multiple healthcare intuitions lends for seamless data sharing outside the EMR environment. Prior to the use of Cureatr, there was no centralizing tool for health care providers to communicate in a group setting. The delivery health care was improved greatly as a result of health informatics implementation of Cureatr.
According to Cherry & Jacob (2014), “point-of-care is no longer nonessential but is paramount to deliver safe, efficient, high-quality patient care while accessing patient data and evidence-based guidelines” (p. 262). There are a wide variety of point-of-care (POC) devices which can be categorized as “transportable,” “portable,” or “handheld” (Louie, Tang, Shelby, & Kost, 2000, p. 402). Placing computers and handheld devices at the patient’s bedside allows nurses to enter pertinent data at the point of care. Documenting patient assessments, admission history, scanning in medications, etc. at the patient’s bedside saves time and “gives others more timely access to the data” (Yoder-Wise, 2011, p. 205). POC devices have improved the quality
Whereas PDA's were once the norm in only the business world, modern PDA's have technology that is invaluable to nurses. For instance, bar code scanning technology can be used by hospitals to ensure that a patient's information is accessed directly from their hospital band, preventing chart errors and ensuring optimal patient safety. This same technology is also used for verifying medications and proper dosing both on patient bands and medication bottles (Carayon, 2007). Additionally, a PDA can connect directly to the internet, allowing nurses to access medical journals and other research information and print instantly, providing patients with the necessary information to make proper decisions for themselves. Another study utilized a radio frequency technology in a PDA to detect and account for surgical gauze sponges, preventing the
Healthcare is a system that is constantly developing and improving, which is greatly due to technology. Technology has changed healthcare in so many ways. It has helped to provide better care to patients by making treatment more accessible, quicker, and most importantly it has made it safer with the development of the electronic health record (EHR). The EHR system itself has led to so many advancements. It allows healthcare workers, such as doctors and nurses, to access multiple patients’ medical charts through shared systems. These charts consist of past and present medical history, medications, lab results, and allows for real-time charting, which is the ability to document instantly. An issue that Missouri is currently facing with technology
With the help of today’s evolving technology, patients can be taken care of easily.Technology makes it possible to not just look after one such patient but also many of them at the same time.With Patient Tracking System, a nurse can keep track of patient’s presence or absence in