NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 1, 2018 – One healthcare disrupter will have a five-word message for industry leaders at next week’s Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2018 conference: “Real time or left behind.”
Frank Grant, president and CEO of Amplion Clinical Communications, which has been transforming the healthcare industry’s nurse call market, will caution hospitals and health systems that the time is now to implement real-time health system (RTHS) solutions to deliver higher quality care, help patients realize a better care experience and increase staff efficiency and effectiveness in today’s aggressive marketplace.
In remarks that will be delivered on Tuesday, March 6 at 2:00 p.m. in the HIMSS Innovation Live Theater, the healthcare expert will also point to six things leaders must do to use this new technology-enhanced patient care model to deliver a higher level of value-based care.
“Technological innovation in the healthcare sector is proliferating at a breakneck pace,” Grant said in discussing his upcoming remarks. “From the use of augmented reality, artificial intelligence and machine learning to the application of other evolving technologies, major shifts are the new reality in the healthcare field and hold the answer for growth and survival. But while many hospitals and health systems may think they’re running at top speed and keeping up with the new landscape, in reality, many are not and will be left behind to wither away if they hesitate.
“As a company that’s been harnessing technology to break down traditional barriers to better care, we’ve seen the Gartner-inspired real-time health system (RTHS) emerge as a strong catalyst helping facilities better deliver on the promise of value-based care. There are a number of strategic things CEOs can do to ensure their institutions remain competitive.”
Grant’s words are steeped in experience. His company, Amplion Clinical Communications, which is disrupting legacy nurse call systems with new technology that combines advanced nurse call capabilities, care collaboration tools, alarm management, reporting and data analytics in a system that tracks, manages and confirms care delivery for every patient, has been helping hospitals decrease patient falls, increase HCAHPS scores and improve both staff experience and the patient care experience.
In fact, the data analytics component of the company’s Amplion Alert system is proving just how effective real-time, actionable, point-of-care data can be at helping care teams dramatically improve the quality and consistency of patient care.
“Several years ago, we applied RTHS concepts to the simple nurse call system which hadn’t been updated since the 1970s,” Grant said. “Everything fell into place. Putting the right technology in the right place allowed us to help hospitals better close care loops, promote teamwork, as well as supply the data analytics that nursing leaders need to provide safer, smarter patient care. It also gave us the ability to develop the industry’s first Care Assurance Platform, which 56 hospitals in 22 states have since used to improve their deliverables.
“That’s the power of bringing tech – and this technology model – to the fingertips of healthcare teams.”
First identified by Gartner in 2010, the real-time health system combines new technologies to help hospitals and healthcare systems gather and interpret data which can enhance clinical efficiency, patient outcomes and operational excellence.
Grant will emphasize that RTHS is now primed for an explosion in growth that mirrors telehealth’s trajectory. Since all of the foundational elements are coming into place, the potential for quick and significant adoption is pretty easy to predict. That should especially be the case as more leaders see how valuable RTHS is in providing deeper insight into the true cost of point-of-care care.
“Technology is ever-evolving and will continue to drive more and more of the critical elements of the healthcare environment, such as patient flow, caregiver workflow, financial processes, patient engagement, clinical decisions, even the quality of care,” Grant said. “For those healthcare leaders bold enough to move swiftly and adapt new processes like RTHS to their particular medical delivery models, the rewards will be a far rosier future. The cost of doing nothing is high.”
About Amplion Clinical Communications
Amplion is building a better future for patient care. We combine capabilities in clinical workflow optimization, advanced patient communications technology and in-depth analytics to help organizations make data-driven decisions and create accountability within clinical teams. We close care loops and dramatically improve clinical and financial performance, as well as patient and clinical experience. Safer patients. Smarter care. Assured. www.amplionalert.com
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