How to Leverage Communication and Data to Improve Patient Handoffs

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    How to Leverage Communication and Data to Improve Patient Handoffs

    How to leverage communication and data to improve patient handoffs

    The patient handoff process is a sensitive period, rife with potential error. According to the Joint Commission, most serious medical errors involve miscommunication during patient handoffs between providers and care settings.¹ Whether transitioning care to another shift, team, or organization,...

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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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    Webside Manner: The Key to Improving Patient Experiences

    Webside Manner: The Key to Improving Patient Experiences

    The Connected Care Team podcast recently had the pleasure of speaking with Brent Steineckert at Sharp HealthCare. As the Director of Access, Electronic Health Records, and Health Information, Brent oversees the integration of technology and clinical operations to make his...

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    Transforming & Optimizing the Nursing Environment at Decatur Morgan

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    Clinical interruptions, incessant unfiltered patient alarms and alerts, and extensive documentation – these are all things that inhibit nurses from providing the best patient care and can cause burnout. Unfortunately, these issues are the norm at most hospitals and healthcare...

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    Let’s Talk About Clinical Interruptions and How We Can Help

    Today’s acute care nurses are carrying a heavy burden, punctuated by an ever-increasing workload, high patient-to-staff ratios, not to mention the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This burden is compounded by longstanding challenges associated with distractions, stressful shifts, workplace...

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    Demand for a Chief Patient Experience Officer

    Over the last 25 years, technology wizards have conjured noteworthy changes in healthcare operations through powerful technologies, such as: Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems Telehealth Big Data Artificial Intelligence (AI) Wearable devices that track and record health data 3D printing...

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    Aligning Care Coordination to Patient Satisfaction

    Let’s face it. Patients aren’t exactly looking forward to their next doctor or hospital appointment, and when faced with the current pandemic, most dread the thought. Prior to the pandemic, many patients have experienced their fair share of frustration between...

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    Why Telehealth Isn’t Enough and the Virtual Care Strategy You Need to Solve It

    Why Telehealth Isn’t Enough and the Virtual Care Strategy You Need to Solve It

    For better or worse, the coronavirus pandemic brought with it a once-in-a-generation opportunity to not only test, but to also successfully deliver new care-delivery models. As a result, telehealth and other forms of virtual care are here to stay. Key...

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    Secure Messaging Puts the Mobile in Mobile Workstation

    If a patient asks a nurse to speak with their doctor, how long do you think it will take the nurse to get a hold of him or her? According to a 2009 Cisco Survey, one-third of nurses said they...

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