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'Leader Rounding' App Encourages Hospital Administrators to Get Out and Mingle

Published at, July 11, 2013.

One of the latest trends in hospital administration is "leader rounding." In other words, administrators must emerge from their offices and conference rooms and actually interact with medical staff and patients.

Leader rounding is adopted from the business world. If you've walked into your local bank branch lately, then you may have seen the branch manager or another member of the management team standing by the door to greet customers. In a retail store, managers are required to check in periodically in different departments and to check on certain metrics while making the rounds.

National Research Corporation Canada has launched a new app to make leader rounding more effective. "Point of Care Leader Rounding," which is available for both Android and iOS devices, directs administrators to patients' rooms when patients are in need of rounding.

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