When Your Trusted Provider is Fired

It’s Monday morning and you just received a notice from a manufacturer whose staff you likely have never met. The letter states that your trusted provider of products and services has been terminated as their local representative.  “Why would the manufacturer do such a thing?” you ask yourself before reaching out to your trusted provider for the details.

Whither Middleware?

The medical device alarm management and event notification market is undergoing a sea change.  Old players are disappearing, newer entrants are being absorbed, and industry stalwarts are losing their way.  Does this presage the death of a product category?

Being Mobile

I find it fascinating how non-mobile our hospital environments are today.  They are tethered to computers and wall-mounted screens, even in the patient room.

And Then There Was Jill…

Even the best hospital, with the best technology, the most effective clinical workflow and the most well-resourced care team can be intimidating when someone you love is hurting.

Patrick Mahomes & Healthcare Leadership

What is clear about Patrick Mahomes (other than the fact that he is incredibly young) is that he is fun to watch, seizes opportunity, does not hesitate, and the announcers say he does not live by the “normal” quarterback rules.

Case Study: Pillow Speaker Triage

Hospitals purchase pillow speakers every day and often will pay more to gain better functionality such as self-triage (water, pain, toilet). However, many hospitals only experience use rates near 12% for those added features.

Smart “Phones” in Clinical Environment

I had the pleasure of being part of a Beckers Hospital Review panel discussion with Spectralink and AnMed Health. The presentation captured not only best practices related to implementation of smart devices but also how to leverage and manage the data associated with that change in clinical care.