A recent survey of over 1,000 RNs suggests that there are several barriers preventing implementation of evidenced-based practices to improve patient outcomes. One of the primary barriers mentioned was resistance from nursing leadership. Also ranking high on the list were politics and organizational cultures. The cultures that avoid change are certainly damaging to implementation of these standards of care. There is a disconnect among new graduate nurses and seasoned nurses in understanding the … [Read more...] about Evidence Based Practice: Nurses Barriers to Implementation?
A look at a patient communication tool called Starling, created by LanguageMate. The iPad has offered significant innovations in healthcare on multiple fronts. Personally I have used mine to further my own for continuing education, looking up medications/disease processes, and have even used in patient education from time to time. The possibilities of what it can and will do in healthcare are only beginning to be tapped. I was talking with a coworker of mine not too long ago about how … [Read more...] about Patient Communication: A Look at Starling by LangugateMate
While spending some time on LinkedIn, I discovered this blog post Social Media Cuts Healthcare Costs and improves patient outcomes, written by Nicola Ziady She discusses “Healthcare Performance Management in the Era of ‘Twitter” and states that social media can decrease the costs of healthcare as well as improve outcomes. The basis for this statement lies in the improvement of communication between healthcare providers and patients. By engaging patients in social media and improving … [Read more...] about Social Media Cuts Healthcare Costs and improves patient outcomes