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Industry News: February 2020 Recap

The smallest influx in unexpected patient volume can throw a hospital for a loop if it’s not adequately prepared. From seasonal illnesses like the flu to full-blown medical pandemics such as what we’re seeing with the coronavirus, any type of patient surge puts a hospital’s operational systems to the test. This is where predictive analytics and advanced technologies like AI [...]

By |2020-03-31T20:42:34+00:00March 5th, 2020|

Industry News: January 2020 Recap

The new year brings renewed energy, and with it, new ideas about how to address ongoing business and operational challenges. Heading into this new decade, we’re seeing increased reliance on new technologies like AI and machine learning to increase efficiency across all healthcare departments and greatly improve patient care. Here are some recent pieces of industry news that should encourage [...]

By |2020-03-25T18:50:55+00:00February 6th, 2020|

Industry News: December 2019 Recap

Healthcare is an industry that historically faces many complications. Juggling quality patient care with affordable costs and transparent billing is a challenging act, albeit not impossible. The emergence of new technologies has and will continue to influence the way in which hospitals conduct business, streamlining operations to improve care. Over the course of 2019, we watched the media share insights [...]

By |2020-03-30T18:41:12+00:00January 9th, 2020|

Hospital Highlights: University Hospitals

University Hospitals is an academic health system in Cleveland, Ohio with 2,240 beds, 128 ORs, and 150,000 surgeries performed annually. In 2017, the system undertook an ambitious initiative to improve quality while saving $400 million over five years. In the perioperative department specifically, they were given goals to increase surgical volume, increase the number of complex cases performed at the [...]

By |2020-03-31T17:51:35+00:00December 12th, 2019|

Industry News: November 2019 Recap

As 2019 wraps up, it’s exciting to watch more and more advanced technology integrate into hospitals and health systems to drive operational transformation. This kind of adoption helps strip waste and inefficiency out of the healthcare system and creates an environment of excellence where clinical staff and patients both thrive. However, despite the help of machine learning, pressures continue to [...]

By |2020-03-30T18:41:25+00:00December 5th, 2019|

Industry News: October 2019 Recap

With just two months left in the decade, it’s time for hospitals and healthcare systems to get laser-focused on their 2020 plans. These plans should include rolling out AI and predictive analytic solutions to improve and streamline hospital operations on all fronts. To give you the information you need to go full steam ahead with the application of AI into [...]

By |2020-03-30T18:42:23+00:00November 7th, 2019|

Hospital Highlights: Hendrick Health System

Hendrick Health System is a private health system in Abilene Texas, serving a 23 county region. They are a level III trauma center with 564 beds and 16 multi-specialty operating rooms, performing 10,000+ surgeries annually. Hendrick partnered with Hospital IQ in early 2018 to address some operational issues they were facing in their perioperative service. To get a better understanding [...]

By |2020-03-30T18:42:44+00:00October 8th, 2019|

Industry News: September 2019 Recap

With the fall comes cooler temperatures, colorful leaves … and conference season. This past month was bustling with important industry events. Through OR Manager, Patient Flow Summit, HCEG Forum, and more, healthcare professionals met to fuel discussions about advanced technology and industry solutions that will inspire hospitals and healthcare organizations to end the year on a high note. Conferences provide [...]

By |2020-03-30T18:42:48+00:00October 3rd, 2019|

Recapping The 2019 OR Manager Conference

What do Creole, Who Dats and Hospital IQ have in common? New Orleans, of course! On September 18th and 19th, I had the pleasure of attending the 2019 OR Manager Conference in the Big Easy with several of my colleagues and a distinguished Hospital IQ customer, Dr. Tracey Carrigan from Hendrick Health System. Combined with the PACU Summit, the 2019 [...]

By |2020-03-30T18:43:22+00:00October 1st, 2019|

Industry News: August 2019 Recap

And just as quickly as it came, summer is now officially over. While it’s sad to bid the season of sunshine and vacation adieu, hospitals and healthcare systems can look at the end of summer as a clean slate. With just one month before Q4, it’s important for organizations to refocus their processes and employees to end the year on [...]

By |2020-03-30T18:43:41+00:00September 4th, 2019|
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