Will O'Connor M.D., CMIO at TigerConnect

Will O’Connor is an orthopedic surgeon by trade. He brings significant clinical experience and extensive knowledge of the inefficiencies plaguing our healthcare system from outdated technology to outmoded processes. He has helped large health systems, academic medical centers, and community hospitals leverage secure healthcare communication and collaboration to advance their clinical and financial goals. Will also specializes in strategic planning, consulting, client delivery, and thought leadership across the healthcare industry.

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    Can Technology Really Help Solve the Hospital Worker Shortage?

    Can Technology Really Help Solve the Hospital Worker Shortage?

    Hospital worker shortages have drastically changed how hospitals operate and handle their resources. Without an adequate number of care team members and other essential hospital personnel, existing care providers work harder and faster in an increasingly chaotic environment. Without the...

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    Speed to Diagnosis: How Clinical Collaboration Improves Patient Throughput

    Speed to Diagnosis: How Clinical Collaboration Improves Patient Throughput

    Hospitals and health systems are faced with a growing number of patients, extended hours, and staff shortages. It’s no surprise that the ability to accelerate patient throughput and improve quality care is challenging. According to the Centers for Disease Control,...

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    How Medical Systems Solve Clinical Workflow Challenges with TigerConnect Roles and Teams

    How Medical Systems Solve Clinical Workflow Challenges with TigerConnect Roles and Teams

    The healthcare industry is undergoing a dramatic transformation. More patients in the system and increasingly complex industry regulations make it difficult to manage clinical workflows across medical providers, groups, teams, and hospitals. According to a recent analysis of 23,000 medical...

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    How healthcare communication disconnects impact patient outcomes

    How healthcare communication disconnects impact patient outcomes

    In healthcare, timely communication is essential for patients to receive necessary—sometimes lifesaving—care. However, patients often engage with multiple professionals who can work across various departments, geographies, or organizations. Naturally, it is easy for delays in communication or even miscommunication to...

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    3 Benefits of Advanced Clinical Workflows in Alarm Management

    3 Benefits of Advanced Clinical Workflows in Alarm Management

    In our previous post, How Alarm Management Brings Additional Value to Your EHR, we explored how TigerConnect Alarm Management & Event Notification brings value to your EHR without disrupting existing clinical systems. Now, let’s examine how integrating alarm management and...

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    How Alarm Management Brings Additional Value to Your EHR

    Integrating Alarm Management with your EHR

    EHRs have become the gold standard digital repository for managing patient histories, demographics, diagnoses, progress notes, vaccinations, medications, and more. These vital systems play a crucial role in clinical decision-making and help reduce medical errors by improving the accuracy of...

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    7 Tips to Improving Critical Lab Turnaround Times

    7 Tips to Improving Critical Lab Turnaround Times

    Critical lab work always seems so easy on TV. A doctor yells out, “Get me a full workup, stat!” and the next thing you know, the patient is getting exactly the treatment they need. Cut to commercial. In real life,...

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    4 Ways to Reduce Length of Stay with Clinical Communication and Collaboration

    4 Ways to Reduce Length of Stay with Clinical Communication and Collaboration

    Length of stay (LOS) is one of the most critical measures of a healthcare facility's operational efficiency. As the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) notes, a longer length of stay can lead to a host of unwanted outcomes,...

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    The Best Way to Leverage Your Clinical Collaboration Platform and EHR Together

    The best way to leverage your clinical collaboration platform and EHR together

    While secure texting and EHR-embedded messaging closely resemble one another, clinical collaboration platforms and the EHR differ greatly and should be regarded as separate and equally necessary technologies. Proving this point are the hundreds of enterprise-level health systems and hospitals...

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    The Biggest Mistake to Avoid When Considering a Switch to EHR-Embedded Messaging

    The biggest mistake to avoid when considering a switch to EHR-embedded messaging

    Each year, a small number of healthcare IT buyers are tempted by their EHR vendor to replace existing secure texting software with EHR-provided chat tools. On the surface, this makes sense. After all, EHR chat tools are fully integrated with...

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