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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

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

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

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

The Connection Between Patient Education, Patient Satisfaction and Hospital Readmissions

Posted by Allen Technologies on Jul 1, 2019 7:00:00 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

How to Prevent Medication Errors: 4 Best Practices

Posted by Allen Technologies on Dec 13, 2018 4:27:40 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 Education, Patient Satisfaction

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