Tag: hospitalized patients

Innovation, Patient Experience

Virtual Sitters Can Improve Patient Safety and Reduce Unbudgeted Hospital Costs

October 1, 2019

Via: EMR Thoughts

A common practice in hospitals today is the use of patient sitters, also called “specialling”, in which non-clinical staff is assigned on a one-to-one basis to provide in-room monitoring of patients at high risk for falls, self-harm, or other types […]

Innovation, Patient Experience

Study shows safety of flu vaccination for hospitalized patients

January 8, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Hospitalized patients who received the flu vaccine had no increased risk of outpatient visits or hospital readmission within seven days of discharge, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The study also showed that vaccinating […]

Innovation, News, Patient Experience

Experts recommend fewer lab tests for hospitalized patients

October 20, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

In a review article publishing this week in JAMA Internal Medicine, physicians at Johns Hopkins, along with experts from several other institutions across north America, compiled published evidence and crafted an experience-based quality improvement blueprint to reduce repetitive lab testing […]