As the importance of quality patient care continues to grow, the need for healthcare innovation continues as well.
Technological advancements and innovation have led to many new ways of going about things, especially virtual reality in healthcare industry. One of these innovations and recent fad is Virtual Reality (VR). Virtual reality is defined as an artificial environment which is experienced through sensory stimuli (such as signs and sounds) provided by a computer in which one’s actions partially determine what happens in the environment.
As hospital acquired infections affect more than a million people a year, you might start to rethink if these medical instruments are actually “sterile.” The sterilization process of these instruments are so crucial, and even the slightest mess up could reverse the whole thing completely, making the supplies contaminated with bacteria, fungi, viruses and more!
Hospitals are designed to bring comfortability to every patient. Hospitals can implement healing spaces to help patients get out of their rooms, relax, and recover.
With more than 100 rural hospital closed, how are these communities affected?
It’s critical for patients to understand the differences between the technology that is being used and how each one can benefit them in different ways.
In the healthcare industry, it's imperative to give patients the right tools and technology to empower their health.
In 2017, more than 119,000 people contracted Staph bloodstream infection and nearly 20,000 died from this infection in the United States alone. These are the prevention methods and technology on the market that can help and possibly prevent the spread of hospital acquired infections from patients to patients.
These are the top insights from HIMSS 2019 and how its shaping the future of the healthcare system in place.