In today’s digital age, we should all “unplug,” take a technology “fast,” or go “off the grid” every now and then. Maintaining connectivity 24/7 can, quite frankly, cause anxiety, stress and all around F.O.M.O. (Fear of Missing Out). But, for some new mothers at HCA’s Rose Medical Center and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, technology has become a welcomed addition to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). NICU nurses at the facilities are using Apple FaceTime on iPads in order for new parents to connect with their newborns in isolation. Approximately 20 families have already benefited from FaceTime at both… Read more.
Today, HCA partnered with AT&T and their “It Can Wait” campaign to help the fight against texting while driving. Both companies feel that it is incredibly important to spread awareness to those who are most affected by this dangerous habit.
Reaching a large audience can be a huge struggle, however, Tim McManus has figured out just the formula. In 2011, Tim McManus was serving as CEO of HCA’s Reston Hospital Center in Virginia and saw a need that wasn’t effectively being met.
As technology continues to become more mobile and social, we marvel at the advancements of the last few years. Technology is crossing into areas we once thought only possible in comic books and science fiction movies. And yet the success of these technologies still comes down to that age-old key success factor: great people.
This is the age of healthcare technology. Big data and clinical data management, EHR (electronic health records) and Meaningful Use, clouds and virtualization, SaaS and the mobile era, not to mention the incredible advancements in medical technologies like genomics and bioinformatics.
The groundbreaking practices at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital of Augusta, Ga., and the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, West Hills, Calif., are helping both existing and future victims around the world. A team from the Joseph M. Still Burn Center recently took part in Bolivia’s first-ever emergency disaster drill. Doctors and nurses spent a week there, where they worked with employees of a metal plant as well as members of the Bolivian military. They used makeup to simulate burn wounds on 63 people who portrayed victims, and also lent their… Read more.
Recently we announced a collaboration with and financial investment in AirStrip Technologies and their mobile patient monitoring software. Technologies like this, give physicians the ability to check important patient information through their mobile device allowing care decisions to be made much faster. My colleague, Bill, spoke about the concept of smartphones in healthcare a few months ago. And last month, I talked about direct communication between a physician and patient via email, text, Facebook, etc… Today, in light of this recent announcement, I want to dive deeper into the idea of remotely delivering real time healthcare information about a patient… Read more.