Quality: New Technology

Five CHS hospitals installed new robotic technology during the year to assist with both urological and gynecological procedures. The new units, which feature high-definition 3-D images and arms with an increased range of motion, enhance outcomes by allowing smaller surgical incisions, less blood loss and speedier recoveries.

With the aid of a financial grant awarded in 2011, Cabarrus Family Medicine began training home health nurses to use a new handheld technology that assists diabetes patients. Patients who have a tablet and the proper application now have the ability to contact a nurse who can remotely look inside a kitchen pantry to view the sugar content of a food item and offer dietary advice.