By Trey Lauderdale, Founder and President
Walnut Hill Medical Center in Dallas is the hospital of the future, but it’s here today. The new $100 million facility opened its doors to patients this month after ten years of planning and two years of construction. In fact, the hospital was built around a “patients first” philosophy which emphasizes that every patient receives personalized, compassionate care. The hospital’s commitment to advanced technology is where Voalte comes in. Read more.
By Eric Wicklund, mHealth News
Nurses may face “explosive growth” ahead in the use of mobile communication solutions — primarily because they’ve been ignored for so long. Indeed, 42 percent of hospitals still rely on pagers, overhead paging systems or landline phones for their nurses, even though 67 percent have nurses who are already using their own smartphones to support clinical communication and workflow, according to a new report from Spyglass Consulting. Read more.
By Kenda West, Chief Operating Officer
In a recent story in mHealth News, “mHealth’s great untapped potential: Nurses,” Editor Eric Wicklund cites a new report by Spyglass Consulting, which found: “42 percent of hospitals still rely on pagers, overhead paging systems or landline phones for their nurses, even though 67 percent have nurses who are already using their own smartphones to support clinical communications and workflow.” Read more.
By Carmine Gallo, Forbes contributor
The techniques that Steve Jobs and the Apple Store used to reinvent the retail experience can be applied to any leader who wants to engage employees, raise satisfaction, and radically transform the customer experience. Healthcare is no different. Using technology from companies like Voalte, Walnut Hill Medical Center in Dallas is reimagining the patient experience. Read more.
By Deanna Pogorelc, MedCity News
Contrary to what some might believe, doctors don’t necessarily resist new technology – if it will make them more efficient. At least two-thirds of physicians in a new survey by MedData Group reported using some kind of mobile app on the job, and most often they’re using it to check medication interactions. Read more.
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