HIMSS18 Annual Conference
Wynn Las Vegas
Mar. 5, 2018
Wound and Ostomy Nurse
Kaiser Permanente, Continuing Care Services

Angela Higashi has been a certified Wound and Ostomy nurse for over seven years and has spent the last five years working for Kaiser Permanente in the Continuing Care Services department; serving the fragile home bound patient population. Prior to her position at Kaiser she worked as an inpatient WOCN for three years at Tucson Medical Center in Arizona; specializing in the care of NICU, PICU, Peds and CICU patients. Prior to receiving her WOCN, Angela worked as an inpatient RN in both Med/Surg and Orthopedics in Oregon and Arizona.  

March 5, 2018
11:50am - 12:10pm

In selecting a new telemedicine platform, Kaiser Permanente Northwest had a key goal in mind: to increase the number of home health evaluations conducted remotely each month and, in doing so, improve the frequency and quality of patient care.

The platform Kaiser ultimately chose did just that. Under its old system, a supervising nurse saw 25 home health patients per month via remote consults with traveling field staff. With the new platform, one supervising nurse now manages 84 patient evaluations per month, and with the hiring of two additional supervising nurses, more than 250 home health patient evaluations are conducted each month via remote consults.

In this session, Kaiser will discuss what platform features it considers critical to telemedicine success, and how those features enhance clinician workflow and improve care and outcomes.

March 5, 2018
12:40pm - 1:00pm

One of the best ways learn is to network with your peers. This session provides an opportunity for attendees to meet with morning speakers and dive deeper into specific topics.

Here's how it works:

Speakers from the morning sessions will be stationed at different tables in the room. Attendees can circulate and speak one-on-one or in groups with individual speakers.

Network, share and learn in this interactive environment.

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