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ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS. Meaningful Use deadlines. Smartphone apps. There’s more information available than ever in healthcare today, and the sheer volume of it can be overwhelming. To not only keep up but to stay ahead, HCA works on many different fronts so that everyone from doctors and nurses to lab techs and billing specialists have…
Reminders will help lower infections by increasing hand sanitizing Reducing infections is at the core of many patient safety efforts throughout HCA, and now new technology is helping to make the first line of defense – good hand hygiene – even easier. Everyone who comes into contact with patients, or enters patient rooms, should have…
Today, HCA partnered with AT&T and their “It Can Wait” campaign to help the fight against texting while driving. Both companies feel that it is incredibly important to spread awareness to those who are most affected by this dangerous habit.
Reaching a large audience can be a huge struggle, however, Tim McManus has figured out just the formula. In 2011, Tim McManus was serving as CEO of HCA’s Reston Hospital Center in Virginia and saw a need that wasn’t effectively being met.
As technology continues to become more mobile and social, we marvel at the advancements of the last few years. Technology is crossing into areas we once thought only possible in comic books and science fiction movies. And yet the success of these technologies still comes down to that age-old key success factor: great people.
This is the age of healthcare technology. Big data and clinical data management, EHR (electronic health records) and Meaningful Use, clouds and virtualization, SaaS and the mobile era, not to mention the incredible advancements in medical technologies like genomics and bioinformatics.