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Improving Communication in Nursing - Michael Rothman, Rothman Healthcare Corporation

Michael Rothman of Rothman Healthcare Corporation, a solution provider company at the upcoming marcus evans National Healthcare CNO Summit Spring 2012, on improving information flows between nurses and physicians in the healthcare sector. Interview with: Michael Rothman, Chief Executive Officer, Rothman Healthcare Corporation
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. Improving Communication in Nursing up fluid in his extremities, however About half of a hospital’s operating many physicians overlook the nurse’s budget goes to nursing, and if that assessment and instead focus on vital hospital has an EHR system in place, signs and lab results. half of the nurse’s time is spent on a computer, entering information and The Rothman Index provides a single documenting. Unfortunately, nobody score that is calculated for each patient takes advantage of this information that using observations that nurses enter is entered, at significant costs to the into their Electronic Health Record hospital. (EHR) system. With this quantification of patient condition, nurses have more Physicians often overlook nursing data, confidence in speaking up and telling a measure of longitudinal information physicians what is going on. In general, about a patient’s condition. HospitalsInterview with: Michael Rothman, communication between nurses and must condense this data so that it isChief Executive Officer, Rothman doctors is poor; it must be enhanced to easily absorbed when making rounds, inHealthcare Corporation improve the quality of patient care. order to leverage the efforts of nurses for the benefit of the patient. How is the score for each patient“Hospitals can deliver a higher quality calculated?of care when nurses and physicianswork together as partners,” says We look at measurements that areMichael Rothman, Chief Executive commonly available at hospitals, such A nurse’sOfficer, Rothman Healthcare as vital signs, lab tests and nursingCorporation. A nurse’s assessment of a assessments. Nurses go through a verypatient’s condition is often overlooked structured evaluation process to assesby physicians, when instead it could beleveraged, he adds. the patient’s condition and then fill out the assessment in an EHR system. We then calculate the overall measure assessmentFrom a solution provider company atthe upcoming marcus evans National of the condition, and assess it from 0 - 100. This provides an absolute of a patient’sHealthcare CNO Summit Spring number and shows if the patient is2012, in Hollywood, Florida, April26-27, Rothman discusses the immense getting better or worse overtime. condition is oftencontribution that nurses make to This is also one of the pieces ofpatient care. information used when making discharge decisions. If the patient has aWhy must physicians look beyondpatients’ vital signs when assessingtheir condition? score of 60 today, but was 70 yesterday, his or her condition is heading into the wrong direction. The overlooked byOften times, a person’s health starts graph helps nurses and doctors understand the patient’s acuity level, physiciansgoing downhill, but their vital signs and if it is getting better or worse.remain within acceptable limits. Nursesfrequently notice this deterioration when Why should there be bettera patient loses his appetite, becomes communication between nurses andconfused, has trouble walking or builds physicians?
  • 2. About the National Healthcare CNO Summit Spring 2012 The marcus evans Summits This unique forum will take place at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood, group delivers peer-to-peer Florida, April 26-27, 2012. Offering much more than any conference, exhibition or information on strategic matters, trade show, this exclusive meeting will bring together esteemed industry thought professional trends and leaders and solution providers to a highly focused and interactive networking event. breakthrough innovations. The Summit includes presentations on the healthcare reform, nursing in the era of meaningful use and improving patient care. Please note that the Summit is a Contact closed business event and the number of participants strictly Stacey Melvin, Journalist, marcus evans, Summits Division limited. Tel: + 357 22 849 400 Email: For more information please send an email to All rights reserved. The above content may be republished or reproduced. Kindly inform us by sending an email to press@marcusevanscy.comAbout Rothman Healthcare CorporationRothman Healthcare Corporation is committed to improving the quality and efficacy of patient care with innovative, patient-centricsoftware that enables healthcare professionals to easily access critical and actionable patient health data. The Rothman Indexgenerates a graph of patient condition that allows for greater continuity and quality of care while reducing costs.www.rothmanhealthcare.comAbout marcus evans Summitsmarcus evans Summits are high level business forums for the world’s leading decision-makers to meet, learn and discussstrategies and solutions. Held at exclusive locations around the world, these events provide attendees with a unique opportunity toindividually tailor their schedules of keynote presentations, think tanks, seminars and one-on-one business meetings.For more information, please visit: www.marcusevans.comUpcoming EventsLong-Term Care CXO Summit - www.longtermcaresummit.comNational Healthcare CFO Summit - Healthcare CXO Summit - view the web version, please click here:

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