Once again, our co-founder Stephanie Cracknell wrote a guest blog for Microsoft in Health. As a nurse and a tech entrepreneur, Stephanie discusses her view on coordination of care through technology.
As quoted from Microsoft Nurses blog:
“Now, as a nurse practitioner and co-founder of US Medical IT, a technology services company specializing in the healthcare industry, I am fortunate to be able to learn not only from the technological successes and struggles of my own practice, but also from our healthcare clients’ experiences. I recently learned how one of our clients has used technology to improve communication across their facility. Hansford County Hospital District (HCHD) is a 14-bed critical-access hospital, family clinic, and assisted-living facility in Spearman, Texas, a small town of approximately 5,500 people located in the Texas panhandle. Clint Walker, the IT Director of HCHD, sat down with us to prepare for a panel discussion he was participating in at the TORCH conference (Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals). Over the past two years Clint and his team have revamped the IT systems at HCHD, introducing Office 365, Windows 10, and Surface units for the providers. Clint described how, by implementing the same EMR system in the inpatient ward, outpatient clinic, and assisted living facility, the physicians and nurses were connected in a new and powerful way. The new technology has streamlined the way the healthcare providers at HCHD communicate with each other, which enables them to deliver care quicker and more efficiently. Clint emphasized how this successful transition was only possible because of the support from the nursing staff.”
Read the original blog on Microsoft in Health here.
About the author
Stephanie Cracknell RN, MS, FNP-C | Clinical Advisor, Co-founder of US Medical IT
Stephanie Cracknell brings extensive healthcare experience to US Medical IT. As an RN since 1995, and a nurse practitioner since 2001, Stephanie has worked in a variety of clinical settings, both inpatient and outpatient.
Stephanie’s experience includes hands-on patient care within medical-surgical units and the operating room. She most recently functions as a nurse practitioner and RN surgical first assistant in a neurosurgical practice. She has extensive clinical experience using a variety of electronic health record systems. She routinely assists physicians and their teams make the transition from paper to electronic records. Stephanie also has in-depth knowledge of clinical workflows and EHR template development.
About US Medical IT
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