Clinical Collaboration and Communication Platforms

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In Gartner’s design of the future of patient communication, a critical tool in the vision is the Clinical Collaboration and Communication platform. (also known as the smart phone tool.) Arguably, the decision around this tool is the most important of all the components of the future of patient communication. Simply stated, it can be used...

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Interactive Patient Care Platforms

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Interactive Patient Care Platforms have held a number of names – my favorite being “Infotainment” the cross section of entertainment and information on one platform. My perspective is that the cool factor of the platform is it has an ability (far beyond any other platform in the hospital) to transcend the walls of the hospital into...

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Alerts & Notification Platforms in the Future of Patient Communications

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In the Gartner Patient Communication and Clinical Collaboration model defined in Barry Runyon’s paper “Is Nurse Call Necessary” (available on our website) there is a necessary convergence of Clinical Collaboration (Voalte, MobileHeartbeats, Spok), Interactive Patient Care (Oneview, Sonifi), and Alerts and Notification Platforms to create a more cohesive environment.  The theory is that they can (and will) replace the need...

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Gartner: Is Nurse Call Necessary?

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There is a movement to transform nurse call from the legacy hardware based system we see today.  Gartner has dedicated several papers to the blue-ocean vision of transformation.  Currently, Barry Runyon’s thought provoking piece: Is Nurse Call Necessary? is available on our website for complimentary download. Recently, someone challenged me on this concept – “...

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Transformational Leadership: CNO Perspectives

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I have the luxury of working every day with incredible CNOs across the US. Our job as a data analytics provider is to give substance to gaps that are identified and provide tools to help move the CNO’s agenda forward. This article includes some of the observations we have made over the past 8 years to...

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Technology Evaluation Tools for a Complex Hospital Acquisition Process

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The last few blogs have focused on how collaboration can occur within a team and how different roles can be leveraged effectively.  How do we engage the expertise of different roles to evaluate various aspects of technologies that leverage the value of your EMR investment? How do we create collaboration among stake holders to enable the acquisition...

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The Role of Clinical Informatics in Technology Projects

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My past two posts have focused on how technology implementations are complex collaborative experiences that require the use of a cross functional teams. Each team member brings expertise and experience from their area of focus. The Chief Nursing Informatics Officer (or a Clinical Informaticist) is emerging as a key contributor in complex collaborative technology projects....

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How to create effective sustainable on-going improvement.

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We received an inquiry from a hospital asking how we work with clients to create effective sustainable cross functional teams, once the excitement of the complex collaboration is complete. It is normal after a launch, when the individual thrill is gone and hospital staff are using the technology on a daily basis, to settle into...

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