Technology in Hospital Medicine

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A Web-Based Application to Help Hospitalized Patients: If You Build It, Will They Come?

Background: Mobile health and health related applications have largely focused on outpatient tools with little development intended for an inpatient setting where the acute need for timely and easy to access information may be greater. [...]

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Automatic Electronic Feedback for Admission Medication Reconciliation

Background: Medication reconciliation at patient care transition points is a requirement of multiple regulatory bodies in medicine. In 2005 it was rated as the #8 National Patient Safety Goal by the Joint Commission and subsequently [...]

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Emr Quality Dashboard: Providing Essential, Real-Time Data at a Glance

Background: Multidisciplinary rounds, geared toward reviewing patients’ readiness for discharge, are performed daily throughout our large academic medical center. Standardization of these rounds was made a priority in order to promote patient safety and efficiency. [...]

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Finding Meaning in Meaningful Use: Implementing a Patient Portal in an Urban Safety Net Academic Hospital

Background: Driven by meaningful use (MU) incentives, many safety net systems have adopted patient portals, which offer patients online access to their health information. Portal use correlates with increased engagement and better health outcomes, but [...]

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Impact of Health Information Technology (Hit) Tool on Compliance and Monitoring of Medicare Inpatient Certification at an Academic Medical Center

Background:  Recent Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rules require hospitals to have their physicians submit inpatient admission orders and certification prior to a patient’s discharge in order to justify hospitalization reimbursement; however, CMS [...]

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Implementation of a Patient-Centered ‘Microblog’ Messaging Platform to Improve Care Team Communication

Background: Communication in acute care settings is fragmented and inefficient, and consequently, patients and providers are often not “on-the-same-page” with regard to the plan of care. Care team members frequently communicate asynchronously via alpha-numeric pagers, [...]

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Secure Mobile Messaging Platform and Clinical Directory to Enhance Communication Between Healthcare Professionals

Background: Mobile phones enable efficient communication between healthcare providers. These devices also have the advantage of providing faster information retrieval at the point of care. Many hospitals still rely on outdated pager technology that allows [...]

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