Elective surgery waitlists are out of control in Australia (Victoria, NSW, WA, Tasmania, and South Australia) it is hard for a week to go by without a news of another problem.
Healthcare innovators dream of a connected healthcare system. In this dream, there are no silos of data, patients are empowered with their health data and healthcare providers have all the information they need at their fingers.
IoT is known as the internet of things. Simply put, it is the ability to connect numerous devices to send data to each other through the internet.
A handoff protocol enhanced communication while slashing errors among nurses, anesthesiologists and surgeons during the transfer of patients from the operating room to the recovery rooms.
Thousands of Australians undergo surgery every year, nearly a quarter of those patients experience long lasting pain symptoms.
The answer is yes. A recent study by Iribarren et Al demonstrated that 74% of published mHealth studies yielded an economic benefit.
If asked why is good clinical documentation essential, what would you say? Many clinicians respond by highlighting that patient care facilitates communication between providers.