It Takes A Village

It Takes A Village

Large numbers of hospital staff members—indeed, a village—care about their patients and work hard to positively impact those patients’ lives. However, the physical, emotional, and technological demands experienced daily by each staff member can make it difficult to understand and attend to patients’ needs in a timely matter.

And, although there is an advent of newer technology that can help staff to more accurately understand patients' needs and current situations (or even facilitate collaboration and teamwork that allows those needs to be attended to in a timely manner), how can we be sure the technology can help improve patient and caregiver satisfaction? How do we use the new technology to achieve a desired level of success, and where do we start?

In this article, we explore how the leveraging of technology (through data analysis, risk modeling, and the creation of rules) can assist staff in hearing, understanding, and attending to their patients’ needs—while simultaneously improving the caregiver experience. To read more, click here to access the article on LinkedIn.

Sherry Henricks oversees CareSight’s Sales and Business Development efforts. Sherry began her career as a clinician, which revealed her passion for improving patient safety and caregiver satisfaction. Sherry has over 25 years of transformational executive leadership for medical device, medical IT, and telecommunications companies, including Amplion Clinical Communications, Extension Healthcare (Vocera), Emergin (Philips), Siemens Medical, Draeger Medical, AT&T, and Vital Signs (Carefusion). She has also served as a Physician Development manager for LifeBridge Healthcare, bringing a unique perspective to the challenges facing healthcare providers today.

Sherry is a Registered Respiratory Therapist, who received a BA in Psychology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and an MBA from the University of Maryland University College. She is also a credentialed business and life coach.