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5 Things You Need Now to Improve Discharge Planning

Posted by Allen Technologies on Nov 24, 2020 12:01:31 AM

One of the most important duties nurses have is to prepare patients for discharge

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Topics: Patient Education, Discharge Planning, discharge readiness, care transitions

How to Empower Patients to Play an Active Role in their Hospital Experience

Posted by Allen Technologies on Nov 2, 2020 11:09:36 AM

Patients commonly complain that they feel both uninvolved and uninformed about the care process and their treatment. Fortunately, the patient experience doesn’t have to be this way.

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Topics: Patient Education

Improve Communication in a Hospital

Posted by Allen Technologies on Sep 17, 2020 4:11:03 PM

In the pre-COVID world, healthcare professionals were able to spend more time with one another and their patients. The ability to convey and exchange clear, accurate information face-to-face played a critical role in producing positive patient outcomes and experiences. 

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Topics: Patient Education

The Patient Experience of Tomorrow … Delivered Today!

Posted by Frank Fortner, CEO, Strategic Healthcare Connections on Aug 24, 2020 12:03:39 PM

Picture yourself walking around one of Disney's theme parks, and you come to a section of the park called "The World of PECOT." At first, you think, "Perhaps someone painted a typo on the sign," but it's clear this isn't EPCOT. After reading the sign more carefully, you realize you've just stumbled upon the Patient Experience Center OTomorrow. Excitedly, you scream, "come on, kids!"

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Topics: Allen Technologies, Patient Experience, Patient-Centered Care, Hospital Smart Rooms, Digital Whiteboards

Now More Than Ever, Hospitals Need to Focus on Patient Entertainment and Distraction

Posted by Allen Technologies on Aug 17, 2020 3:05:45 PM

In the days before COVID-19, the day-to-day hospital patient experience was filled with plenty of opportunities to stay socially engaged, stimulated, and distracted.

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Topics: Allen Technologies, Patient Experience, COVID-19, Smart TVs, Patient Entertainment

Do TVs Really Matter to Patients? Why upgrading to smart TVs improves patient experience

Posted by Allen Technologies on Aug 7, 2020 12:49:04 PM

A day in the hospital can be long, boring and lonely without someone or something to break the monotony. Perhaps never more so than now.

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Topics: Allen Technologies, Patient Education, Operational Efficiency, Hospital Smart Rooms, Smart TVs, Patient Entertainment

Why Hospitals Must View Patients as Consumers

Posted by Allen Technologies on Aug 4, 2020 11:09:41 AM

The American healthcare industry is known for many things—sadly, a pleasant patient experience isn’t always them. In large part, that’s because many hospitals have yet to adapt to meet the expectations of patients who are increasingly discerning, demanding, and technologically savvy consumers.

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Topics: Allen Technologies, Patient Experience, Patient Engagement, Patient-Centered Care, COVID-19

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

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