Technology surrounds us everywhere in our daily lives. So why not use it to bring peace of mind to families during a difficult time? That’s exactly what we’re doing for babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Medical Center of Trinity, part of HCA’s West Florida Division. After opening just shy of one year ago, our NICU, the first in Florida’s Pasco County, last week unveiled a video-streaming technology – NicView – that allows parents, family and friends to view their young loved one in real time, 24/7, through a secure online portal. All that’s required is an… Read more.
For technology serving nurses today, the key is mobility. Adding mobile technology to the nurse’s workflow allows them to get back to the bedside – right where they want, and need, to be. HCA’s Information Technology and Services (IT&S) division wants to help nurses minimize the time required to go between fixed and mobile computing, and maximize the time they have to serve patients face-to-face. Our mobile technologies allow and empower nurses to fully realize their calling: to provide the best care. For anyone involved with mobile technology for nurses or anything that supports them, I hope you’ll take to… Read more.
Over the last few years, Sharecare has been very fortunate to form an incredible partnership with HCA, in which we work together to develop and implement a number of innovative digital health solutions aimed at enriching the patient-provider relationship – from an employee wellness pilot with HCA Virginia, to connecting HCA physicians and nurses directly to people through our award-winning AskMD app, and helping introduce consumers to HCA services. But our partnership is about much more than building new products or launching new technologies – we are guided by our shared passion to help all people become deeply engaged in their… Read more.
Patients in need of surgical services no longer need to travel long distances for the most advanced options. HCA’s Fairview Park Hospital has become the first hospital in Dublin, Ga. and the surrounding counties to offer robotic-assisted surgery using the daVinci® Surgical System. Dr. John L. Polhill, Jr., a general surgeon and president of the Medical Staff at Fairview Park Hospital, performed the first surgery using the daVinci® robot. The procedure, a gallbladder surgery, was successful. The daVinci® robot provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional, laparoscopic surgery, putting a surgeon’s hands at the controls… Read more.
Mobile technology is outpacing just about every other area of information technology. That’s why HCA’s Information Technology and Services (IT&S) department has created a Mobility Center of Excellence (COE) to better serve our physicians, nurses and most importantly, our patients. The Center of Excellence will assist IT&S development teams with determining build versus buy decisions and advising on best practices for functionality, presentation and information protection. Our Vision for Physicians We know mobile devices are in the hands of just about every physician. We are giving them the tools to spend less time on technology and more time devoted to… Read more.
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.
For a fourth consecutive year HCA has been named “Healthcare’s Most Wired” by Hospitals & Health Networks; in fact, HCA is the largest health system on the list with 165 hospitals and 42,896 beds. In our modern hospitals, information technology is vital to patient care.
We’re excited to share that HCA has been named a 2013 Laureate in IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program for a Cancer Navigation Solution to better care for cancer patients throughout treatment. The solution was developed jointly by HCA Information Technology and Services (IT&S) and Sarah Cannon, HCA’s global cancer service line.
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.
In the last few years, there has been an explosion of technological development in our everyday lives – how we decide where to eat and book restaurants reservations to the types of devices we can use to video chat with our loved ones in different cities.