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 •  October 28, 2016

I’ve always been drawn to the dynamics that contribute to a successful team effort. Growing up, I played baseball and football through high school and college. Indeed, I still play competitive baseball. While I enjoy the athletic endeavor of playing sports, it is the common traits of winning teams that have always captured my true interest. In my...

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 •  October 24, 2016

“The very first requirement in a hospital is that it should do the sick no harm”
-Florence Nightingale, 1860-
In today’s high-tech hospital environment, how do we mitigate patient harm? In the clinical communication & collaboration (CC&C) space, this is achieved one of two ways: First by closing the gaps in communication surrounding patient care,...

Extension Healthcare

 •  October 17, 2016

Part of my role as the Director of Clinical Services at Extension Healthcare is to ensure my team is aware of security concerns for the IT infrastructure at hospitals, and diligent in protecting patient information and other sensitive health data. We all understand the seriousness of a data breach on an intellectual level, but once you’ve...

Extension Healthcare

 •  October 6, 2016

Extension Engage patient-centric texting and alarm management solutions to be deployed enterprise-wide for healthcare system in Ontario
Extension Healthcare and William Osler Health System (Osler) – one of Canada’s largest community hospital systems serving a population of over 1.3 million people living in one of the fastest-growing and most...

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 •  September 21, 2016

a proactive approach to continued patient safety and staff satisfaction
The diligent among us prioritize physical Health Checks annually to make sure our bodies are functioning as they should. Similarly, as healthcare technology solutions rapidly infiltrate the clinical environment, regular Health Checks are necessary to ensure a hospital’s...

Extension Healthcare

 •  September 2, 2016

Falls in health care facilities are a prevalent patient safety problem. According to AHRQ, between 700,000 and 1 million patients fall in hospitals each year. While the majority of patients who fall are not seriously injured, the toll of fall-related injuries is high. The average increase in a hospital’s operational costs for a serious fall-related...

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 •  August 17, 2016

Extension Engage IDN-scale roster proven at Parkland Hospital
FORT WAYNE, IN – August 17, 2016 (BUSINESS WIRE) – Extension Healthcare has once again proven that the Extension Engage™ platform is the most comprehensive and scalable clinical communications and collaboration solution in healthcare. An enhancement to its fifth generation release,...

Extension Healthcare

 •  July 6, 2016

Kaiser sets new trend in standardizing on single platform to manage clinical events and care team communication
Extension Healthcare announced today that after an extensive RFP process, Kaiser Permanente, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health plans, serving more than 10.6 million members, with headquarters in Oakland, California, has...

Extension Healthcare

 •  July 6, 2016

As a long time nurse-leader, one comes to realize that healthcare policy changes don’t happen overnight. Clinicians often wonder why technology is so progressive in their personal lives, yet often experience just the opposite in their work environment. At the same time, anyone who has worked in the acute healthcare field for a while understands...

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 •  June 27, 2016

This is the fifth, and final part of a series that explores the components of Clinical Communication & Collaboration (CC&C) for acute care hospital environments. Readers are encouraged to share their thoughts in the comments.In Part 1, we examined how the physical architecture of new hospitals designed to improve patient safety and satisfaction is...