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Hospital Blood Bank Personnel Serving as Epic Consultants; Good Idea? by Bruce Friedman Patient Expert Posted Mon 07 Mar 2011 12:00am In a recent note, I discussed the idea that Epic is providing incentives for larger hospitals to serve as hosting sites and consultants for smaller ones (see: Epic Helps Convert Its Large Hospital Customers into Epic Hosting Sites/Consultants ).The overarching strategy is obvious for hospital CEOs/CIOs -- it binds the smaller hospita ... Read on »
Supporting First Responders and Hospital Staff in a Disaster by Steve Beller Doctor of Philosophy Posted Wed 22 Oct 2008 6:27pm One aspect of the healthcare continuum that should receive more attention is support for first responders and hospital staff in the ER and beyond. In a disaster situation, this involves complex processes in chaotic environments. We’ve been studying this issue and developing an innovative way to use information technology systems to support a ... Read on »
Dementia Patients in the Hospital, How You can Help by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Tue 22 Nov 2011 2:43pm Keep in mind that “bad behaviors” in the hospital can be attempts by your loved one to communicate that there is a problem, an unmet need, fear, fatigue or pain. Be a detective and try to figure out what it can be. Advocate for your loved one, they can’t do it for themselves. By Carole B. Larkin Alzheimer's Reading Room I attended a ... Read on »
Epic Staffing Guide: Replicating the Epic Culture in Its Hospital Clients by Bruce Friedman Patient Expert Posted Tue 17 Aug 2010 12:00am When hospitals purchase the Epic EMR, they may get more than they bargained for. One of the fascinating aspects of Epic is the extent to which the company attempts to put its own spin on the culture of its hospital clients. One such example relates to the hospital personnel who will install/manage their software and also interact wit ... Read on »
How to Survive a Hospital Stay by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted Wed 07 Mar 2012 8:42am Way back in 1977, on the day I was to begin an exciting new job, I instead wound up in a hospital with, among other symptoms, a high fever and unbearable abdominal pain. Soon after my arrival, I lay on a gurney in a hall with a drip line in each arm as medical personnel scurried about ignoring me now that I was in no danger. Then I notice ... Read on »
Hospital Errors — The Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S. by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted Thu 09 Jan 2014 9:24pm By Bob Aronson When your life has been saved in hospitals several times as mine has,  it is difficult to write a blog that is critical of those institutions but, it is just as difficult to ignore the facts.  As a writer who has made a commitment to provide accurate and timely information to his readers it would be irresponsible to do so.  ... Read on »
Temporary Hospital Dementia by Eva Z. Facebook Posted Mon 26 Jul 2010 6:25am Temporary Hospital Dementia Your Dad is old and a bit doddery, but always good in mind. After a fall, they took him to hospital where they wanted to keep him in for observation. This quiet old man started hallucinating, hitting out and clearly didn’t know where he was. “Oh, no!” you think, “Dad caught Alzheimer’s in the hospital.” I ... Read on »
Day 19: Chicago Hospital Locks Down Autistic Patient by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Fri 01 Mar 2013 12:00am UPDATE 3/9:  Fox Chicago ran a story on this situation and Philly picked up this story, read and watch video here. Managing Editor's Note:  Loyola Medicine in Chicago, IL has as its tagline, "We also treat the human spirit." But they forgot the ending, " a dog." Email Ann Dillon in Media Relations with the link to ... Read on »
Hospitalization, the Emergency Room, and Alzheimer's Patients by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Wed 02 Oct 2013 9:48am A new environment filled with strange sights, odors and sounds, a change in the daily routine, medications and tests, and the disease process itself can all be factors that increase confusion, anxiety and agitation in a hospitalized person living with dementia. +Alzheimer's Reading Room If you find your loved one in the Hosp ... Read on »
Epic's Non-Compete Clauses Help Hospitals Deploying Epic Software by Bruce Friedman Patient Expert Posted Thu 09 Aug 2012 12:00am Mr. HIStalk posted a Q and A in his blog recently relating to the dilemma experienced by hospital IT employees with Epic certifications who want to seek employment in other hospitals or consulting companies. (see:  Monday Morning Update 7/30/12 ). More details are provided below: : “Re: Epic. I work directly for a hospital that is ... Read on »