Erin Todd

Content crafter at PDi. Writing to promote meaningful connections between patients, families and healthcare providers so that those who are healing can feel well cared for.
Find me on:

Recent Posts

9 Ways to Mount a Personal Patient Device

Posted by Erin Todd on Oct 15, 2018 3:46:44 PM

Space is a commodity in patient areas. When designing patient areas in healthcare facilities thoughtful consideration must be made for medical equipment placement, providing ample room for staff and guests, and the placement of amenities such as the patient TV also must be well planned.

Read More

Topics: Technology, Patient Experience

The Anatomy of a Well-designed Arm TV System

Posted by Erin Todd on Jul 31, 2018 3:31:29 PM

 

When evaluating entertainment solutions for your patient experience, you want to be sure the device and connected hardware are safe, proven, reliable, and are intuitive to patients. Here’s a holistic overview of elements you should inspect to ensure you select the best arm-mounted bedside entertainment system for your patients.  
Read More

Topics: Technology

How Nature Sounds Comforts Patients

Posted by Erin Todd on Jun 15, 2018 1:02:00 PM

It's no secret that anxiety plagues patients as they go through the uncertainty of healthcare treatments. Anxiety can also be exacerbated by medical circumstances such as drug use, phobias and mental disorders. Typical hospital environments don't make it easy for a patient to relax. The beeps of various medical machines, bustling hall noises, even the distinctive smells that waft through a clinical setting are enough to cause tension in a patient.

Read More

Topics: Patient Experience

What do patients really want? 3 ways to deliver value to patients

Posted by Erin Todd on Dec 27, 2017 2:03:15 PM

 When it comes to their care, what do patients actually say about what they want?

Read More

Topics: Patient Experience

10 Questions To Ask Before Purchasing Healthcare-Grade TVs

Posted by Erin Todd on Jun 9, 2017 3:30:00 PM

When shopping for entertainment solutions for patients, providers want to be sure the devices are safe, reliable, and are technically intuitive so they meet the high standards expected in healthcare. Since technology is constantly evolving, it can be challenging to know how displays differ technically from looking at them on the outside. Here's a checklist to check the hardware and software of the televisions to know if they are up to snuff to advance your facility to the cutting edge of technology and keep you there for years to come.

Read More

Topics: Technology

Why We Care About Patient Experience

Posted by Erin Todd on Apr 25, 2017 4:00:00 PM

You are there for the crucial moments...

As healthcare providers it is your responsibility to care for patients during the crucial moments of their physical lifeYou guide individuals towards healing with your expertise and comfort them with your presence.

Read More

Topics: Patient Experience

How a Bedside TV Creates an Alternative Patient Experience

Posted by Erin Todd on Mar 22, 2017 10:38:16 AM

Part 3 of "Different Angles of Patient Engagement" Blog Series 

Previously, we discussed the experience of a large-screen footwall patient TV and considered the user experience of a hand held tablet, here we will look at placing an interactive patient tv at the bedside.

Read More

Topics: Innovation, Patient Experience

How a Patient Tablet Can Become a Portable Companion

Posted by Erin Todd on Mar 22, 2017 10:35:19 AM

Part 2 of the "Different Angles of Patient Engagement" Blog Series 

Previously, we discussed the experience of a large-screen footwall patient TV. Here, we will dicuss the emergence of consumer tablets used in the patient room. 

Read More

Topics: Innovation, Patient Experience

How a Large Healthcare TV Creates a Cinematic Patient Experience

Posted by Erin Todd on Mar 22, 2017 10:34:43 AM

Part 1 of "Different Angles of Patient Engagement" Blog Series 

In an effort to mirror the average patient's home environment, many healthcare facilities choose a large flat screen healthcare TV and place it on the footwall to liken a cinematic experience. This layout is conducive to entertain a group, but the application can pose challenges to a bedridden patient trying to utilize the interactive patient system. The issue simply boils down to the literal “gap” between the patient and the device causing some unexpected predicaments.

Read More

Topics: Innovation, Patient Experience

The Different Angles of Patient Engagement

Posted by Erin Todd on Mar 22, 2017 10:21:13 AM

Considerations for transforming the patient experience.

In today's healthcare climate, hospitals must provide excellence in patient experience to be competitive and  successful. Many healthcare organizations are looking to technology to enhance patient experience and there are thousands of software options to choose from. Once the software is selected to fit the organizations workflows and goals, the hardware is often selected next. In many cases the hardware is selected based on price.

Read More

Topics: Innovation, Patient Experience

Want To Stay Up To Date?