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Two Proven Ways to Help Reduce Readmissions

Posted by Allen Technologies on Aug 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services put hospitals on notice back in 2012 that excessive patient readmissions would not be acceptable – and in fact, could be costly to the hospital. For this reason, the Department of Health and Human Services established the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP). The HRRP served as part of the Affordable Care Act’s goal to improve healthcare by financially rewarding quality care.

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Human-Centered Healthcare Technology: Consider the User Impact

Posted by Allen Technologies on Jul 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM

To say that technology has changed – is changing – how healthcare is delivered is an understatement. The Gartner Group estimates that worldwide, hospital IT spending will grow by 2.8 percent this year from its $3.7 trillion 2018 level.

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Topics: Allen Technologies, Patient Education, Patient Experience, Operational Efficiency, Patient Engagement

The Connection Between Patient Education, Patient Satisfaction and Hospital Readmissions

Posted by Allen Technologies on Jul 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Adequately preparing a hospital patient to transition to care at home is one of the most important deterrents to hospital readmissions. Alarmingly, HCAHPS scores for care transition and discharge planning often fall among the lowest of all HCAHPS ratings.

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Topics: Allen Technologies, Patient Education, Patient Experience, Patient Satisfaction, Patient Engagement

Patient Care Experience Improvements: Delivering What’s Important to Patients

Posted by Allen Technologies on Jun 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM

A Beryl Institute study of 2,000 consumers uncovered some insight into the importance patients put on their patient care experience. A staggering nine out of ten respondents said their patient experience is somewhat or very important to them, but why? They believe that a good experience contributes to their healing and health outcomes.

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Topics: Patient Experience, Patient Satisfaction, Patient Engagement

Reducing Nurse Turnover: Using Technology to Drive Patient Experience and nurse retention

Posted by Allen Technologies on Jun 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Poor nurse retention has plagued the hospital industry for many decades. As the years pass, the concern of retention remains costly and harmful to hospitals and patients alike. At a national average RN turnover rate of 17.1% year after year, healthcare holds the dubious distinction for having one of the highest turnover rates among all industries.

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Topics: Allen Technologies, Nurse & Staff Retention

Two Ways to Help Retain and Engage Your Nurses

Posted by Allen Technologies on Jan 16, 2019 7:00:05 PM

Hospitals are losing nurses at an alarming rate. In fact, it’s been estimated that 33.5% of new RNs leave the bedside within the first two years.  All of that turnover can affect patient care and satisfaction, and has a significant impact on a hospital’s operating expenses. The average cost of turnover for just one bedside RN ranges from $37,700 to $58,400. A recent Healthcare RN Retention study found that each percent increase in RN turnover costs the average hospital $373,200.

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Topics: Allen Technologies, Nurse & Staff Retention

How Can Hospitals Improve Nurse Satisfaction & Retention?

Posted by Allen Technologies on Jan 10, 2019 12:19:11 PM

To say that nursing is a stressful career is not news. As far back as 15 years ago, nursing was ranked as the fourth most-stressful job in the country, with high turnover rates to prove it.

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Topics: Allen Technologies, Nurse & Staff Retention

How to Prevent Medication Errors: 4 Best Practices

Posted by Allen Technologies on Dec 13, 2018 5:27:40 PM

Each year in the U.S., serious preventable medication errors occur in 3.8 million inpatient admissions, according to the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation. In fact, according to Leapfrog Group, on average, one medication error occurs per patient per day.

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Topics: Allen Technologies, Patient Satisfaction

What Does It Take to Change the Patient Experience?

Posted by Allen Technologies on May 3, 2018 3:45:45 PM

Industry Leaders Say: People, Processes & Technology

As hospitals look for ways to intersect people, processes and technology to improve outcomes, patient satisfaction and revenue, chief experience officers and, more recently, hospital docents (skilled volunteers) are playing that key role. In fact, more than half of hospitals now have a chief experience officer. A 2017 survey by The Beryl Institute found that 58 percent of hospitals surveyed employ a chief experience officer or CXO, up from just 22 percent in 2013.

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Topics: Allen Technologies, Patient Experience

Want a Better Patient Experience? Take These 7 Steps.

Posted by Allen Technologies on Mar 5, 2018 11:19:08 AM

Everyone’s talking about it. What is the “it”? The “it” is how do we, as hospitals, improve our patients’ experience. How do we take a stressful, sometimes emotional, often confusing stay in a hospital and turn all of those adjectives into positives? There’s no single answer to that question, as evidenced by the many sessions devoted to patient experience at this week’s HIMSS conference.

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Topics: Allen Technologies, Patient Experience

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