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Tiny, life-saving device gives big hope to HCA Healthcare heart failure patients

HCA Healthcare affiliate Austin Heart is the second highest enrolling research site in the nation for a trial of a new technology that helps improve the quality of life for heart failure patients. The pioneering system is called CardioMEMS and it allows caregivers in the Texas-based physician practice to monitor patients remotely through a sensor…
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ABATE Infection Trial: HCA Healthcare confronts healthcare-associated infections head-on

For more than a decade, HCA Healthcare has been a leader in the national effort to reduce healthcare-associated infections and provide a safer hospital environment for our patients. Today, we are thrilled to share the news that a companion study to 2013’s REDUCE MRSA, known as the Active Bathing to Eliminate Infection, or ABATE, Trial,…
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Charting new territory: giving our nurses back the gift of time

One of the most time-consuming tasks for nurses is clinical documentation.  At HCA Healthcare, we have pioneered a way to reduce the burden of documentation for 94,000 affiliate nurses and allow them more time to provide the best care to patients. It’s called Evidence-Based Clinical Documentation, or EBCD, and it enables nurses to document pertinent…
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Top 10 HCA Healthcare stories of 2018

HCA Today published 134 blogs in 2018 and saw more than 240,000 readers to the site. From innovative technologies developed at HCA Healthcare, to an affiliate hospital earning a national nursing honor, to clinicians providing health information on the hottest wellness trends, here’s your chance to catch up on the most-read stories of 2018. Enjoy!…
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Chief Medical Officer testifies at U.S. Senate Committee meeting on innovation and healthcare

Jonathan Perlin, MD, president of clinical services and chief medical officer at HCA Healthcare, was invited to testify recently in front of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) in Washington, D.C. During the testimony, Dr. Perlin lent his expertise on how innovation can help improve the value of healthcare.  He…
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Digital healthcare: MyHealthOne reaches 1 million patient milestone

More than one million patients, consumers and caregivers have decided to connect with us through our online hospital patient portal known as MyHealthOne. Serving 1 million patients with this foundational digital healthcare portal signifies a tremendous accomplishment that deserves much celebration. MyHealthOne connects patients to healthcare The vision for MyHealthOne began six years ago with an initial…
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