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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


Being a Servant Leader and What That Means in Relationship-Based Care

By Ashton Elder | November 4, 2022

Nurse leaders have faced unprecedented challenges in today’s healthcare system. Recently, MDM Healthcare’s VP of Clinical Excellence, Linda Robinson MSN, BSN, RN was able to sit down with Allison Schlinkert, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, Director of Nursing Practice and Education at Bon Secours Mercy Health. The two discussed the topic of being a servant leader and […]


Discussing Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Dr. Erin Elder, Surgical Oncologist

By Ashton Elder | October 26, 2022

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There are over 3.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States, and one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Recently we were able to sit down and interview Dr. Erin Elder, whose specialty is breast surgical oncology and the diagnosis and treatment […]


From Bedside Manner to Web-Side Manner: How Technology is Transforming Patient Care

By Ashton Elder | October 21, 2022

The pandemic accelerated the adoption of technology for patient care, which has been transformative. This innovative technology supports a more patient-centered approach to care. According to an article published by the National Academy of Medicine, “The evolving digital foundation of a person-centered healthcare system is making it possible to envision a system that is more […]