Precision medicine isn’t exactly a brand-new concept. The focus on such individualized treatment widened in 2015, as then-U.S. President Barack Obama introduced the precision medicine initiative. Optimize your healthcare facility, whether you've started your precision medicine journey or not, with help from Primex solutions. Read on to learn more.
What is the difference between patient experience and patient satisfaction? Are they the same? Or what makes them different? Given their undeniable impacts, what solutions can health systems implement to strengthen both? Primex OneVue solutions!
“Like clockwork” is a response one hopes to receive when one wants something to have gone according to plan. Hospitals and health systems are likely at the top of the list where someone wishes to hear this phrase, given the considerable number of daily tasks and workflows. There are many tools and process improvement initiatives out there, but have you ever thought about how clocks themselves could help?
It’s no secret to anyone in the healthcare industry that emergency department waiting times in the U.S. remain long. Of course, all hospitals and health systems have various contributing factors that determine how long a patient waits in the ED. Nevertheless, all healthcare facility EDs could prosper from the benefits a Primex OneVue Sync™ solution provides.
Delivering high-quality patient care within a hospital or health system undoubtedly requires a lot of planning, intelligence, hard work, and other resources. Healthcare staff often must use their department-specific knowledge while collaborating with colleagues to create and execute a multidisciplinary care plan, which usually includes time-sensitive care delivery with vital technological resources. But in busier-than-ever facilities, and now with a broader range of healthcare technology devices available than ever before, what’s the best way to help ensure timely care with these devices occurs? Read on for more!
Whether or not your hospital or healthcare facility has its own lab, ensuring a prompt and appropriate turnaround time (TAT) for a lab sample can significantly impact patient satisfaction and clinical decision-making. TAT is widely defined as the time elapsed from when the lab receives the sample until the sample reports are sent back to the clinical staff with lab verification. Physicians may view TAT as the time between test ordering and result reporting. No matter the definition, both can factor into a patient’s care outcome and experience. For facility leaders with in-house labs, think: when did you last analyze your lab’s average TAT?
According to the most recent Medicare cost reports in the American Hospital Directory, there are roughly 156.5 million combined annual patient days at hospitals throughout the United States. Nearly 5% of hospitalized patients experience an adverse drug event during their inpatient stay, as stated by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Synchronized clocks from Primex can help build stronger medication administration routines for a higher level of patient safety.
There’s no denying the importance of patient satisfaction for every hospital or healthcare facility. Surely, striving for positive patient health outcomes is the number one goal, but patient satisfaction and experience can play an integral role in ensuring that happens.
Primex OneVue® solutions can improve any new building. From large-yet-segmented hospitals and schools to wide-open warehouses and transit centers, Primex technology can help strengthen timeliness, safety, and communication. But before these solutions can get to work, they often need to be included in new building plans that construction firms put together.
How many beeps, dings, and buzzes do you and your staff hear every day within your healthcare facility? Whether or not these sounds signal necessary actions vital to patient care or daily operations, the amount can be overbearing. The abundance of these sounds can cause alarm fatigue, which desensitizes staff and puts patient health at risk.