Our 15 Advanced Tech students have been recognized for their outstanding work within IT&S. They were carefully selected for this new program to expand their technical skill-sets and research current and emerging technologies for HCA. Read about some of our technologists’ healthcare inspired moments below.
“When I attended the IT Healthcare Connection it became very apparent to me how close to the bedside technology really is. While shadowing a nurse in the ICU, there was an error introduced in the code effecting the process for how patient vitals flows to the EHR system. It forced manual entry by the nurse. Witnessing firsthand how every moment a nurse is spending time on such a manual process, she’s not able to provide vital care to the patient, was a pivotal moment for me. I’m passionate about improving patient care services and delivering the benefits derived from technology innovations.” – Ivan Van Der Merwe
“When my daughter was born. I was a patient and actually experienced the care enabled by IT from the patient side. It just opened my eyes to what technology can do for healthcare field.” – Bhawna Gupta
“My son was born in an HCA facility in 2015. Despite my lack of sleep and general bewilderment at the new life I was holding, everything in my facility operated flawlessly. My wife received the medicine she needed, the room was stocked with the requisite equipment, and all health monitoring systems were networked and functional. I have never been more thankful for the hard work of my peers in IT&S.” – Chris Milam
“One of CIO Marty Paslick’s comments during an All Hands event, regarding the use of our Big Data analytics, is what inspired me. I believe the study involved MRI’s that were done for specific conditions, but were targeted on the upper body. The MRI reading was specific to the condition that the patient had been sent in for an upper body scan. The results specifically answered the initial reason for the scan and noted additional info as supplemental items. Big Data Analytics was able to scan the MRI review notes and pull out patients where references were made to a small mass. Those patients were then asked to come back in for further investigation. Some stage 1 lung cancer diagnoses were discovered, allowing for a treatable resolution.” – Mike Smith
“I don’t have a single inspired moment. Rather, I am inspired when I stop and think about what we do for our patients every day. Everything that we do to help our doctors, nurses, and other clinical workers makes such a huge impact on the patients and their experience there. Having the experience of being both a patient as well as a family member of a patient: it really puts things into greater perspective. I think that when we through the hospitals, it is a reminder about who we are here for.” – David Stockton