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It takes more than the doctors and nurses to care for the hospital’s more than 300+ patients at any given time. In this segment, brought to you in partnership with Edward-Elmhurst Health, we introduce you to different staff members at Edward Hospital and spotlight their various departments.
Officially named one of the most-wired hospital systems in the country, it takes a team of skilled analysts to manage all the technology behind Edward-Elmhurst Health’s various applications. Their Information Technology (IT) department services these apps that many of the doctors, nurses, clinical staff, registration desk, and even patients use on a daily basis. These apps include:
While much of what the staff does to support these applications is technical in nature, they also often work with patients remotely to ensure their information is accurate and up-to-date and to help them navigate these services. This is particularly relevant when it comes to the MyChart Patient Portal, gives patients and their families the ability to:
Application analysts within the information technology department describe MyChart, which is available on all smart phones, has “having your medical records in the palm of your hand.” Just recently, Edward-Elmhurst Health also made the app available on bedside tablets for patients while they remain in the hospital.
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