Efficient Communications-Steps for Automating, Streamlining and Improving Healthcare Communications (Part 5)

Advantages of Automation

Automation reduces response time and staffing costs by removing the need for a staff member to identify an issue and deliver the message. Not only is the message sent immediately, reducing lag time, it also reduces the amount of staff resources allocated to rote tasks.

Efficient Communications-Steps for Automating, Streamlining and Improving Healthcare Communications (Part 3)

The Consequences of Communication Breakdowns

The impact of ineffective communications has a significant role on the quality of care patients receive as well as on healthcare organizations’ bottom lines.

Efficient Communications-Steps for Automating, Streamlining and Improving Healthcare Communications (Part 1)

The average 500-bed hospital in the United States loses $4 million each year directly due to inefficient communication, according to a study published in the Journal of Healthcare Management. Effective and efficient communication is essential to fulfilling a healthcare organization’s mission of providing high quality care.

What to look for at HIMSS16-Interoperability

The Healthcare Information Management System Society (#HIMSS16) conference is being held this year in Las Vegas on February 29 through March 4. One of the buzzwords that will undoubtedly be heard is “interoperability.” In healthcare, interoperability refers to the ability of different technology and information systems to share and use the data that has been exchanged.