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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

One Hospital’s Allen E3 Story to Patient-Centered Care

Posted by Mark Lancaster on Dec 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Seven years ago, Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, New York, came to Allen Technologies with a challenge not uncommon to most hospitals. The 245-bed Northwell Health facility wanted to empower and engage its patients in their treatment. It was looking for innovative ideas – and sought a technology partner with the creative chops and an innovation track record to achieve it.

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

Hospital Innovators: Using Interactive Technology to Improve Diabetes Education

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

Diabetes statistics are alarming. Today there are an estimated 30 million diabetes cases in the United States of America alone, and it is one of our leading causes of death. Older Americans with diabetes are more likely to be in the emergency room, and a recent study found that nearly a third of those ED visits result in hospital admissions.

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Topics: Allen Technologies, Patient Education, Patient Experience

Hospital Discharge Planning Can Improve the Patient Experience

Posted by Allen Technologies on Oct 15, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Discharge planning – or more precisely, the lack of it – was a predominant conversation at the Chief Nursing Officer Summit we attended last month in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Topics: Allen Technologies, Patient Experience

Has Digital Signage Come of Age in Hospitals?

Posted by Allen Technologies on Oct 1, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Walk into any major retailer or entertainment venue, and it’s a good bet that digital signage will grab your attention in some way. Maybe you want to find the nearest concession stand or catch video snippets of the game action at a sports arena. At the grocery store, perhaps you want to peruse the specials of the day or watch a cooking demonstration.

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Topics: Allen Technologies, Patient Satisfaction, Operational Efficiency

Improving Patient Communication with Digital Whiteboards

Posted by Allen Technologies on Sep 15, 2019 7:00:00 AM

It wasn’t that long ago that teachers spent hours delivering lesson plans using what, then, was a creative new tool - the overhead projector.  However, what seemed like a good idea at the time has since fallen out of favor for a lot of reasons.

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Topics: Allen Technologies, Patient Education, Patient Satisfaction

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