As care delivery becomes increasingly complex, caregivers face the challenges of managing higher patient loads, multiple systems and processes—while at the same time trying to deal with unpredictable staffing and competing priorities. To accomplish what’s needed under this amount of pressure, they face an enormous cognitive load, which, if it becomes too high, can negatively impact patient care.
In this episode of Patient Flow Podcast, Kathy S. Menefee, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CPHQ, Managing Director, Advisory Services at TeleTracking, shares her thoughts on how visualization can help ease this type of cognitive load by helping ease the burden of memory [and cognitive load], provide patient information in an instant, and allow nurses and physicians to communicate seamlessly from location to location on mobile devices. The end result is increased efficiency, healthier caregivers, better care and a positive patient experience.
About the Expert:
Kathy S. Menefee, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CPHQ
Managing Director, Advisory Services
Dr. Menefee brings extensive clinical and executive leadership experience to her role for TeleTracking Technologies. In addition to serving as a member of senior leadership, she has also led health system departments such as quality, service and safety, learning and organizational development, and process improvement. With experience in a variety of healthcare settings, Kathy is uniquely qualified to understand both patient and client needs, and align people, process and technology to meet those distinct needs.