Search Tag: ER

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Prescription for ER Overuse: Engage Patients in EHR Use

2016 23 Aug

A marketing campaign is credited with driving patient awareness about how they can interact with EHRs, health data and patient portals in Louisiana. The state has long had poor healthcare ratings. Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum marketing and communications manager, Jamie Martin told HealthCareITNews that a partnership with the state department... Read more

ICU Management

Study: Do EHRs Affect Workflow in the ER?

2015 28 Sep

The transition from a homegrown electronic health record to a commercially available EHR system affected emergency physician work activities, resulting in more tasks performed per minute (or an increase of nearly 12 percent), according to a new study in Annals of Emergency Medicine. Researchers say frequent task switching after the new EHR was implemented... Read more

ICU Management

How to Manage Pain in the ER

2015 16 Jun

A simple yes/no question could be an effective tool to help patients decide for themselves whether their pain is adequately controlled, according to researchers conducting a study to evaluate the efficacy of a new evidence-based protocol to treat acute, severe pain in emergency department patients.  Simply asking the question, "Do you want more pain... Read more

IT Management

Twitter Can Help Predict ER Visits

2015 20 Apr

Twitter can be a useful tool for hospitals, according to University of Arizona researchers who observed how asthma-related tweets, analysed alongside other data, can help predict asthma-related emergency room (ER) visits.  The researchers created a model that was able to predict approximately how many asthma sufferers would visit the ER at a large hospital... Read more

ICU Management

Determining Heart Attack in the ER

2015 16 Apr

A multicentre study by Swiss and Spanish researchers has found that a new strategy to rule out and rule in heart attacks in emergency departments will help physicians treat patients faster. The new technique, called high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T 1-hour algorithm, was previously tested in a small pilot study.The research team decided to conduct... Read more

ICU Management

Protective Benefits of Mindfulness in ER Personnel

2015 13 Mar

Recent studies have found that mindfulness practice may reduce anxiety and depression in clinical populations, and there is growing evidence that mindfulness may also improve well-being and quality of care in health professionals. This study assessed whether mindfulness protects against the impact of work-related stress on mental health and burnout... Read more

IMAGING Management

Ultrasound System Developed for the ER

2014 19 Sep

Fujifilm SonoSite’s (Bothell, WA, USA) new ultrasound system, the X-Porte, has been specially designed for emergency medicine settings and includes novel features for the ER such as an education and training module along with the ability to save images on an external flash drive, MedImaging.Net reported.X-Porte was developed from the ground up to incorporate... Read more

Executive Health Management

Pet Therapy For Hospital Employee Stress

2014 01 Sep

A number of hospitals have long used therapy dogs to help their patients. Now, even emergency room doctors and nurses themselves have turned to pets to help relieve the stress from their daily work.At the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, ER physicians and nurses forego their sandwiches during their lunch hour in order to have "puppy" time... Read more

IT Management

'Text Message Medicine' Fights Binge Drinking

2014 15 Jul

According to a study published online in 'Annals of Emergency Medicine', mobile phone text messages could be used as a means to help young adults reduce their dependence on alcohol. Researchers noted a significant reduction (over 50 percent) in alcohol use  after young adult binge drinkers received cell phone texts following a visit to the emergency... Read more

IMAGING Management

Carestream’s DRX Imaging Systems Enhance Care for OR, ER, ICU Patients

2014 21 Mar

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center deploys three Carestream imaging systems capturing 1,800 portable exams a month; hospital has reduced fleet of mobile systems by one-thirdOSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois has installed one CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Mobile X-Ray System and two CARESTREAM DRX-Mobile Retrofit Kits to help provide rapid... Read more


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