Patients at the Core of Technology Innovations
Explain innovative systems and distribution of technology to enhance the quality of healthcare delivery and patient safety.
You are a nursing supervisor at a private, critical access hospital offering a variety of clinical care and hospital services to the community. As part of this role, you conduct weekly patient satisfaction phone calls and create patient satisfaction improvement plans for the weekly leadership meetings for any patient concerns. You just completed a disheartening phone call with a geriatric patient, named Mabel, who had a six-day hospital stay following a diagnosis of pneumonia. Mabel started the call sharing that fifteen years ago, she was hospitalized with pneumonia at your hospital but was very pleased with her first stay.
Unfortunately, this hospital stay presented a lot of challenges for her. She shared she had to stay an extra night because the doctor never showed to sign discharge papers, the pharmacy was closed overnight so her prescriptions weren’t ready, and she still has not received a bill which had to be mailed because the computer system was shut down for maintenance when she called to inquire. She continued to share that she was provided access instructions for an online portal to view her records, but the link does not work and the user ID and password she was promised would be in the discharge paperwork was nowhere to be found. You are preparing for the weekly leadership meeting and have a patient satisfaction improvement plan share in response to Mabel’s feedback about her hospital stay. In addition, each leader has to come prepared to discuss two innovative technologies they feel would improve patient safety. They are looking at the next fiscal year and want to budget for the integration of two new innovations.
Create an improvement plan including an outline for two proposed innovative healthcare technologies on a Word document including:
- Identify all of Mabel’s hospital stay concerns and describe how the failure of technology impacted Mabel’s healthcare delivery.
- Describe two innovative technologies you would recommend to improve client experience, such as Mabel’s and describe how you would evaluate the impact of these technologies.
- Identify evidence from the literature to support how each technology had a positive impact on client safety.