Texas

Innovations

On-the-Scene Video Consultations With Emergency Physicians Reduce Unnecessary Ambulance Transports and Emergency Department Visits, Connect People to Medical Homes 11/05/15

Through a program known as ETHAN (“Emergency Telehealth and Navigation”), the City of Houston Fire Department Emergency Medical Services program uses video and other technology to allow emergency...

Real-Time Location System Tracks Staff, Patients, and Equipment, Reducing Costs, Improving Infection Control and Room Turnaround, and Generating High Satisfaction 02/27/14

Two hospitals (a 40-year-old flagship facility and a new 58-bed facility) that are part of the Texas Health Resources health system use a real-time location system enabled by radio frequency and...

Hospital Uses Data Analytics and Predictive Modeling To Identify and Allocate Scarce Resources to High-Risk Patients, Leading to Fewer Readmissions 08/13/13

Parkland Health & Hospital System, a safety net provider in Dallas, TX, uses a system of data analytics and predictive modeling developed by PCCI (a nonprofit affiliate of Parkland) to analyze...

Children's Hospital Employs Enterprise Data Warehouse To Support Multidisciplinary Improvement Teams, Leading to Higher Quality and Lower Costs 06/11/13

As the cornerstone of its Clinical System Integration initiative, Texas Children's Hospital uses an enterprise data warehouse to integrate and process in near real-time relevant data from the...

Safety-Net Hospital Enhances Access to Specialty Care by Immediately Notifying Surgical Oncologists About Patients With Imaging Results That Suggest Possible Gastrointestinal Malignancy 05/23/13

A county-owned safety-net provider, Parkland Hospital and Health System modified its electronic critical-results reporting system and related communication protocols and workflows so that the...

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