Technology

  • Emerson Hospital Leverages Technology to Improve Patient Experience

    Leadership rounding at the bedside - the process where nurse leaders, administrators, and others talk directly with staff and patients about care and services - is a best practice in most hospitals, yet it comes with many challenges. It can be time consuming and difficult to standardize. When rounding is done using a pen and paper, how can care teams compile trend data in the department and across...» Full Article
  • Newton-Wellesley Hospital: eMAP Rx for Medication Errors?

    According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), "medication-related error … is one of the most common types of error, substantial numbers of individuals are affected, and it accounts for a sizable increase in health care costs."*  In order to decrease the potential for medication-related errors, Newton-Wellesley Hospital launched a major patient safety initiative in 2009 - the implementation of a...» Full Article
  • UMass Memorial Diabetes Scorecard

    Tool used to help engage patients in their own care. One of the biggest challenges with managing diabetes is motivating patients to take an appropriately active role in their health.  To help meet this challenge, UMass Memorial Medical Center has launched a pilot program to test an innovative diabetes management "scorecard." The scorecard contains the patient's diabetes-related health infor...» Full Article