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Automating Patient Education: How hospitals are Using existing hospital technology to solve new problems

Posted by Allen Technologies on Jun 29, 2020 3:48:28 PM

Educating patients while they are in the hospital is a challenge for busy nursing teams even in the best of times. And in the happiest of situations, like teaching a new mother about breastfeeding and infant care, for instance.

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Topics: Allen Technologies, Patient Education, Automated Education

How COVID-19 Accelerates the Need For Tech-Enabled Patient Education

Posted by Allen Technologies on Jun 12, 2020 10:30:00 AM

The best way to get patients back in the door is to send happy patients out the door. Improving the patient education experience is key.

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Topics: Allen Technologies, Patient Education, Digital Signage, Automated Education, Digital Whiteboards

The Correlation between Patient Education and Patient Satisfaction

Posted by Allen Technologies on Jun 4, 2020 4:48:56 PM

Hospitals and nurses have long known that patients who are well educated about their health and treatment are likely to follow their care plan. With increased communication channels, patients are more likely to report better patient satisfaction, both of which positively impact health outcomes and hospital reimbursement.

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Topics: Allen Technologies, Patient Education, Patient Satisfaction, emr integration, nurse efficiency

How Modern Hospitals Improve Patient Outcomes

Posted by Allen Technologies on May 19, 2020 2:30:42 PM

Hospitals are under constant pressure to improve patient outcomes for many reasons. Among them, healthcare consumerism is creating a market for better-informed patients. Health outcomes and low readmission rates are two criteria patients use to choose a hospital. 

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Topics: Allen Technologies, Patient Education, Patient Communication, Discharge Planning, Reducing Readmissions

Four Practical Ways Hospitals Can Improve Patient Experience

Posted by Allen Technologies on Apr 22, 2020 4:55:34 PM

These easy steps can speed recovery, improve patient safety, and reduce readmission.

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Topics: Patient Experience, Patient Communication, Discharge Planning, Hospital Smart Rooms, Reducing Readmissions

5 Things to Know about Hospital Smart Rooms

Posted by Allen Technologies on Mar 20, 2020 12:37:30 PM

Hospital smart rooms are disrupting traditional patient room designs.  They also are transforming the traditional patient experience. 

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Topics: Allen Technologies, Operational Efficiency, Hospital Efficiency, Hospital Smart Rooms

Three Ways Patients Want Hospitals to Improve the Patient Experience 

Posted by Allen Technologies on Mar 3, 2020 12:00:28 PM

Pick up any newspaper, turn on any TV or open any news web site and it is clear that healthcare accessibility and costs are top of mind concerns for American consumers. In the latest Politico poll, about 80% of respondents – in both parties – said lowering healthcare costs was “extremely” or “very” important. 

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Topics: Allen Technologies, Patient Experience, Patient Communication, Discharge Planning

Interactive Patient System Provides Fast, Targeted Communications When Infectious Diseases Strike

Posted by Allen Technologies on Jan 31, 2020 12:36:57 PM

“Allen E3 digital messages were the fastest, most targeted and easiest way
to communicate flu visitation restrictions.”

Coronavirus is filling the headlines this month, but at the same time, influenza continues to be a serious health concern across the US. The CDC says that influenza has sickened at least 13 million Americans this season – and flu season hasn’t peaked yet.  As they have during previous flu epidemics, many hospitals in hard-hit regions are implementing temporary visitor restrictions to help control the spread of flu and other infectious diseases. But making sure that the ever-changing flow of visitors, patients and staff is aware of those restrictions can be a major communications and management challenge.

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Topics: Allen Technologies, Patient Education, Operational Efficiency

Top Patient Engagement Trends in 2020

Posted by Allen Technologies on Jan 27, 2020 4:32:01 PM

It has been a decade since President Obama signed into law the Affordable Care Act – March 23, 2010 – shifting healthcare delivery into the value-based delivery model. Now, as we enter a new decade, hospitals also are entering a new era of patient engagement. What can we expect next when it comes to improving the hospital experience? Here’s what we see ahead.

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Topics: Allen Technologies, Patient Engagement, Patient-Centered Care

Innovation in Interactive Patient Engagement

Posted by Mark Lancaster on Dec 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Nowadays, the term ‘healthcare innovation’ is becoming almost cliché. Everyone, it seems, is on the bandwagon to be known as an innovator, a disrupter. New companies and technologies are coming online faster than hospital management teams can adequately vet them.

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Topics: Allen Technologies, Patient Engagement

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