Five Tools Transforming Nursing Care

Jul 29, 2020 1:49:01 PM / by Joy Youell posted in Patient app, Telehealth, Healthcare app, IT healthcare news, Telemedicine, patient communication

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Nurses are absolutely crucial to the healthcare industry and are taking on more responsibility than ever before. Even with the influx of medical technology, most nursing programs in the United States do not offer nursing technology courses. Instead, basic healthcare technology—like EHRs and databases—is integrated into each class. Nurses typically learn how to use these systems during clinic hours.

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Mayo Clinic ED: Automating Patient Triage

Jul 13, 2020 9:32:02 AM / by Joy Youell posted in Wait time app, Waiting room, Healthcare news, Digital medical, patient communication

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The Mayo Clinic has recently partnered with Diagnostic Robotics to automate patient triage in the Emergency Department. This technology could significantly reduce the time and related costs of triage. This is especially important as COVID-19 numbers fluctuate and medical staff are seeking to support patients’ health.

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10 Marks of a Healthy Waiting Room

Jul 5, 2020 10:20:00 AM / by Joy Youell posted in DocClocker, Wait time app, Waiting room, Patient app, Healthcare app, Doctor app, Apps for doctor visits, doctor patient relationship, patient communication

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For some people, waiting is the worst part of going to the doctor’s office. In fact, 97% of patients are frustrated with wait times. There are many things that you can do to make your waiting room less stressful. Surveys indicate that some key elements to offset this stress and anxiety is giving patients estimated wait times, amenities like free WIFI and even personal apologies for extended waiting. These solutions benefit patients and staff.

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Surgeons: Trust and Communication

Jul 1, 2020 10:04:18 AM / by Joy Youell posted in Digital healthcare, Healthcare app, Doctor app, Apps for doctor visits, Digital medical, doctor patient relationship, patient communication

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Surgery is an unknown that generates fear in many patients. Even routine procedures, such as wisdom teeth or appendix removals, can elicit anxiety. This is why it is so important for surgeons to establish trust and openly communicate with their patients. Surgeons are responsible for clear communication with patients. The onus is often on them to convey details on the procedure and recovery process. It is also important for surgeons to be an advocate for their patients. There are apps and other technology that can help with all of these tasks. 

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Four Ways to Improve Healthcare Communication

Jun 29, 2020 10:29:20 AM / by Joy Youell posted in Telehealth, Apps for doctor visits, Digital medical, doctor patient relationship, patient communication

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Communication is one of the most important aspects of healthcare. When doctors, patients and staff members do not communicate effectively, there can be major consequences. These communication errors could be in the form of scheduling, inaccurate medical history or treatment instructions. Miscommunication can have consequences as small as a patient being late or as large as a patient not taking doctor advice for follow-up or care. Improving healthcare communication is beneficial for staff and patients. Communicating efficiently saves time for staff and makes patients feel secure. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to help you and other staff communicate better with patients. Some of these include: training, apps and asking for patient feedback.

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Best Apps for Patient Feedback

Jun 24, 2020 10:04:48 AM / by Joy Youell posted in DocClocker, Patient app, Healthcare app, Doctor app, doctor patient relationship, patient communication

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No doctor’s office is perfect. This is why patient feedback is so important: it provides a practice with the opportunity to improve. Patients will not only mention things that need to be improved, but they will also mention things that are already great. Win-win!

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Doc-ORⓇ: Communication for a Surgical Practice

Jun 18, 2020 4:53:42 PM / by Joy Youell posted in DocClocker, Patient app, Digital healthcare, Healthcare app, Doctor app, Apps for doctor visits, doctor patient relationship, patient communication

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Surgeons in hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers are facing numerous challenges in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. There have been numerous federal and state regulations concerning elective surgeries. Some of these regulations have slowed practices considerably, reducing patient load and creating economic challenges.

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Patient Engagement: Four New Technologies

Jun 16, 2020 2:26:17 PM / by Joy Youell posted in Digital healthcare, IT healthcare, Healthcare app, Doctor app, Apps for doctor visits, Digital medical, doctor patient relationship, patient communication

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Healthcare is not only about diagnosing and treating patients, it is also about engaging with them. Building better relationships with patients is one of the biggest priorities for healthcare professionals. Doing this increases quality of care, patient returns and productivity. Sequence Health reports that medical staff use 1.5 to 2 hours a day speaking to patients on the phone. This time could be used for other important tasks if medical offices implemented technology that could make patient-office communication more productive. Time management issues like these are common in doctor’s offices. Fortunately, there are many types of technology that can assist medical professionals in having better patient engagement. These programs include apps for patients, office management software and data analysis. 

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mHealth: Medical Care on Your Smartphone

May 16, 2020 9:07:00 AM / by Joy Youell posted in Wait time app, Patient app, Telehealth, Healthcare app, Medical app, Apps for doctor visits, IT healthcare news, Digital medical, Telemedicine, patient communication, Healthcare trends

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Mobile health is so mainstream that most of us don’t even question checking our heart rate or logging a meal on our smartphones. MHealth has streamlined so many of our self-care routines and has worked its way into our framework of medical self-care. But is the crossover making its way into official medical treatment? 

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Reopening America: Invite Your Patients Back

May 10, 2020 8:36:32 AM / by Joy Youell posted in Wait time app, Medical health, Medical app, doctor patient relationship, patient communication, COVID19, coronavirus

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Go Here to get a FREE Guide and FREE COVID-19 Medical Practice Checklist to help you take all of the steps you need to invite your patients back to their regular appointments.

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