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May 2017

The Role of Nurses in Hospital Implementation of Electronic Health Records (EHR)

The rising number of deaths due to medical errors have necessitated the implementation of Electronic Health Records (EHRs), to improve safety and care in hospitals. In a report by the Commonwealth Fund, the United States ranks amongst the least satisfactory when compared with other first world countries on the issue of medical safety. Automating...

How Communication Technology Bridges the Language Gap in Healthcare

With such a great number of languages, the U.S. healthcare scene faces some challenges with patient care. However, communication technology can certainly surmount these challenges. A census in 2000 showed that more than 47 million in the U.S. speak a language at home other than English. The number of citizens who have limited English proficiency...

How to Develop Effective Hospital Training and Development Programs

Patient care and medical technology are always evolving and improving; this is why training and development doesn’t end in school. Further education is required, and part of it needs to be accomplished within the hospital itself. Importance of Training Despite a busy and fast paced work environment, medical facilities need continuous training for employees – particularly...

April 2017

How Just-in-Time Training Works for Specific Medical Cases

Just-in-time training (JITT) is an effective method to proactively reduce errors related to medical interventions and procedures. Through JITT, nurses can watch short microlearning videos before engaging in critical care processes or prior to operating devices (particularly high-risk, low-use ones) which directly impact patients’ (as well as the nursing professional’s) safety. While this is a...