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Caregiving with Confidence

How WakeMed Home Health helped Cleola Davis manage her mother’s health The right home health team and technology have an unexpected benefit:  They boost the well-being of family members as well as patients. Cleola Davis, the daughter of 94-year-old Sarah, was overjoyed to learn this. After a fall, Sarah, who also suffered from heart failure, […]

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Epic Go Live – Breakin’ It Down

All WakeMed facilities and services are now officially live on Epic, a comprehensive electronic medical record system. This is a big change for us, so we appreciate the patience of our patients and family members during the transition. We’re also excited to offer increased access to your health information via the WakeMed MyChart patient portal.  […]

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The Aches & Pains of Using a Smart Phone

Each technology revolution brings new ergonomic concerns. In fact, this recent article in the Huffington Post brought to light the toll texting is taking on our bodies. With the help of Chris Billiar, supervisor of rehab therapy at WakeMed Physician Practices – Physical Therapy in north Raleigh, we’ve identified five easy steps to help fix […]

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Ultrasound for EMS

Ultrasound is an emerging technology for EMS providers.  This week, at the EMS World Expo in New Orleans, representatives from WakeMed are teaching EMS providers to how to use ultrasound in the field.  In EMS, ultrasound can help providers in determining the best  hospital to treat acutely ill patients.  “Hospital destination patterns may be different […]

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Tweeting the Storm – Social Media Resources to Get BEFORE Disaster Strikes

The Internet is the third most popular way people get emergency information. With more than 80 percent of adult online users connected to at least one or more social media platforms, emergency management agencies are incorporating social media into their response strategies. Social Media & Emergency Preparedness WakeMed boasts several different social media profiles. The following are the […]

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