UPMC Physician EMRs Using Integration Technology

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) of Pittsburgh, PA recently implemented a technology solution that helps emergency medical services personnel provide better patient care and allows them to get bills out more efficiently. Before the change, EMS crews bringing patients to one of UPMC’s 20 emergency departments couldn’t leave immediately after completing their run. They […]

The Battle of a CV Surgeon

In my years working in the CVICU, one thing I have learned is how cardiovascular surgeons are extremely territorial. They take a great deal of ownership over their patients’ care. We have a policy at my hospital stating that only the cardiovascular surgeons can write orders for the first 48 hours after surgery. This way, […]