Smartphones for Caregivers = Better Patient Experiences
12:00pm - 1:00pmThursday, March 8
Las Vegas - Venetian Convention Center
UW Medicine’s Valley Medical Center dramatically improved patient outcomes after moving to a smartphone-based platform for clinical communication and alarm and alert notification. Before-and-after analysis shows a reduction in hospital-acquired pressure ulcers and skin integrity events, fall and slip events, and medication errors. By limiting overhead, the medical center also created a calmer, quieter environment, and improved engagement among nursing and hospitals. This session will describe the experiences and vision for the future in addressing quality, cost and the patient-caregiver experience.