PX Space

Welcome to PX Space, a space devoted to the human side of healthcare. Our blog, podcast, and newsletter discuss the issues that face patients and hospital care teams as they relate to elevating the hospital environment and enhancing the lives of those who visit and work there. We also discuss the latest technology in the industry and how technology has played a role in advancing the human side of hospital care. We encourage you to engage with us by subscribing to our monthly newsletter, listening to our podcast, and providing us feedback on the issues you’d like to discuss.

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How Patient Engagement Technology Can Help Reduce Hospital Readmissions

By Ashton Elder | January 25, 2023

Written with contributing author Linda Robinson, MSN, CPXP, RN, Vice President of Clinical Excellence, MDM Healthcare The costly effects of hospital readmissions have a significant impact on hospital organizations. According to an article published in the Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, “a significant portion of the expense incurred within the US healthcare system can be attributed […]

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How Video Education and Animation Can Enhance the Patient Experience and Promote Health Literacy

By Ashton Elder | January 6, 2023

Written with contributing author Linda Robinson, MSN, CPXP, RN, Vice President of Clinical Excellence, MDM Healthcare Video has increasingly become a popular medium for education. The medium has proven to be an effective way to convey information and engage learners. In the healthcare industry, video education can be particularly useful for promoting health literacy. An […]

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Strategies to Expand Pharmacy’s Role in Patient Experience

By Ashton Elder | December 21, 2022

Written with contributing author Linda Robinson, MSN, CPXP, RN, Vice President of Clinical Excellence, MDM Healthcare Up to 45% of Americans do not fill prescriptions because of cost. Medication non-adherence annually leads to $100-$300B in excess morbidity and mortality. Not filling a medication prescription is considered primary non-adherence. There are many reasons that patients do […]

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Chicks and Chucks: The Powerful Story of Cancer Patient Cathy “Chick” Halloran

By Ashton Elder | December 16, 2022

Written with contributing author Linda Robinson, MSN, CPXP, RN, Vice President of Clinical Excellence, MDM Healthcare The Journey PX team is proud to support patients. Patients have powerful stories, some so powerful that they impact an entire community. We recently sat down with Cathy “CHICK” Halloran, who made a promise to God during her battle […]

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How Journey PX Saves Hospital Organizations Valuable Nursing Time and Money

By Ashton Elder | December 6, 2022

How Journey PX Saves Hospital Organizations Valuable Nursing Time and Money Written with contributing author Linda Robinson, MSN, BN, RN, Vice President of Clinical Excellence, MDM Healthcare. As the healthcare industry recognizes the need for change and embraces technology solutions, there is some renewed hope that hospital care teams can recover from the challenges they […]

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Discussing Lung Cancer Awareness with Dr. Michael Gieske, Director of Lung Cancer Screening at St. Elizabeth Healthcare

By Ashton Elder | November 30, 2022

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Recently we were able to interview Dr. Michael Gieske, the Director of Lung Cancer Screening and Physician Director of Virtual Health at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, about the topic. Dr. Gieske is passionate about raising awareness for lung cancer prevention and treatment. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer […]

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Giving Back with The DAISY Foundation

By Ashton Elder | November 29, 2022

The Journey PX team is proud to support nurses. Our patient experience solutions save hospital care teams valuable time and steps by leaning down clinical workflows, automating the patient education process, offloading non-clinical tasks, and offering the capability of securely connecting via video in the patient’s room. We are proud to support The DAISY Foundation, […]

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Holiday Tips for Diabetic Patients

By Ashton Elder | November 16, 2022

Written with contributing author Linda Robinson, MSN, BN, RN, Vice President of Clinical Excellence, MDM Healthcare. November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, the goal is to generate awareness of risk factors, prevention, and management of this widespread, chronic disease. One in 10 Americans have diabetes, approximately 30 million people. About one in five people with […]

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How Technology Makes It a Better Day for Patients and Families

By Ashton Elder | November 14, 2022

Hospitals today are using innovative patient engagement technology to elevate their patient experience. Recently we sat down with Linda Robinson, the Vice President of Clinical Excellence at MDM Healthcare to share some insights on the topic based on her 35 years of experience in nursing, patient- and family-centered care, and patient engagement technology. Robinson explained […]

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Healing Patients by Creating Calming Spaces: An Interview with Founder and CEO of Medcalm, Amy Gordon Fisher

By Ashton Elder | November 8, 2022

Calming content is part of a holistic approach to patient care, which addresses the complex spiritual, physical, social, and emotional needs of the patient further humanizing their care experience. An article published in the National Library of Medicine titled, Optimal Healing Environments reveals that calming content leads to more positive outcomes for patients. It states, […]