Focus: Technology

Hospital relocation depends on training and IT planning

May 16, 2018

When Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas replaced its 61-year-old hospital with a new state-of-the-art campus across the street in 2015, the transfer of patients required extensive planning, training and IT involvement, according to the HealthTech website.

The new 862-bed facility is twice the size of its predecessor and features all new equipment and technology.

To prepare for the move, hospital officials held practice sessions called “day-in-the-life events” every Friday in the months prior to the grand opening, the article said.

“When you have major changes to infrastructure, layout and workflows, it’s important to do tabletop dry runs of patient care in the new facility,” said Matthew Kull, Parkland’s senior vice president and CIO. “Each department went in and worked with the new building. We always paired them with IT analysts to make sure that as lessons were learned, we could respond quickly and update systems accordingly.”

Read the article.



See the latest posts on our homepage


Topic Area: Information Technology

Recent Posts
Recent Posts

Preparation key to dealing with healthcare facility shootings

Those providing essential medical care to patients cannot run, hide or fight


CMS says Joint Commission recommendations set standard for ligature risk

CMS surveyors will be referring to those recommendations when looking for environmental hazards


CMS Administrator calls for an end to physician fax machines by 2020

CMS is also seeking app developers


Healthcare industry hit hardest by cybercrime

The healthcare industry itself is partly responsible


Top three trends underlining healthcare gamification market landscape

Global valuation to exceed USD 40 billion by 2024


Post Comment


• News and Updates
• Webcast Alerts
• Building Technologies

All fields are required.