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Protecting health care workers from monkeypox: Washington L&I offers guidance | 2022-07-28
Health

Protecting health care workers from monkeypox: Washington L&I offers guidance | 2022-07-28

Tumwater, WA — Health care workers should rely on their clinical recognition skills, workplace safety protocols and personal protective equipment to avoid contracting and spreading monkeypox, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries advises. Monkeypox is a viral disease that spreads mostly through close, intimate contact with someone who’s infected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Symptoms include a rash that can look like pimples or blisters, fever, exhaustion, headache, chills, and swollen lymph nodes. On July 23, the World Health Organization declared the spread of the disease a global health emergency. Washington L&I says health care workers can help prevent the spread of monkeypox – which can easily be mistaken for other rash-caus...
Using Technology to Improve Observation Rates and Drive Appropriate Admissions
Technology

Using Technology to Improve Observation Rates and Drive Appropriate Admissions

Doylestown Health is using a platform developed by XSOLIS to help nurses stay on top of fast-changing patient conditions and ensure each patient is properly classified and cared for.For all their advantages, EHRs aren't so good at detecting changes in patient status that separate those being observed and those who end up admitted. Nursing staff are often left to comb and click through records in an endless game of catch-up.But at Doylestown Health, AI and algorithmic technology are delivering this in a more efficient manner.The suburban Philadelphia healthcare network, centered around an independent 270-bed hospital, is using predictive analytics technology from XSOLIS to improve medical utilization management. In the first six months of use, officials say they've improved observation r...