According to a recent TigerConnect study, 52% of healthcare organizations have communication disconnects that adversely impact patients on a daily basis or several times per week.
These communication challenges are causing disappointment for healthcare workers. They make it more difficult to coordinate patient care, thus leading to lapses in care. In fact, the effect of poor communication is significant and impacts the entire company.
At best, inefficiency in communication brings about delays that raise the price tag of providing healthcare. At worst, weak communication contributes to preventable medical mistakes, physician burnout and, in the most serious cases, it may cause death.
A lot of healthcare establishments are still greatly reliant on obsolete communication technology for instance fax machines and pagers. Groups of healthcare workers utilize various tools for communication and, in spite of an increasingly mobile labor force, landlines are depended on far too often.
TigerConnect research has revealed that communication programming in hospitals is terribly fragmented. 89% of hospitals still make use of fax machines and 39% still heavily rely on pagers for communicating with particular departments, functions or, even organization-wide.
Even if the advanced communications technology is used, it is frequently applied in silos. Nurses and physicians may be shifted onto advanced communications systems, however other people are not. As a result, complete benefits are not achieved.
These communication issues are not just a reason for stress for healthcare workers, patients are likewise noticing them. A Harris poll of patients performed in August 2019 revealed that patients are disappointed by ineffective communication in healthcare when staying in or visiting the hospital, and by the techniques providers are utilizing when communicating with them.
Correcting Broken Communication in Healthcare
TigerConnect is going to host a webinar in which the scope of the communication issues in the U.S. healthcare sector will be talked about together with the difficulties that communication disconnects are producing.
Dr. Will O’Connor, CMIO of TigerConnect and Jorge Jeffery, Data Scientist & Researcher, will speak about these topics and will recommend a solution that will enhance communication in healthcare, boost workflow efficiency, decrease common bottlenecks that are delaying patient throughput, and how enhancements in communication could make sure a lot more patients are seen quickly and the price tag of healthcare provision can be lowered.
Details of the Webinar:
Topic: Fixing Broken Communications in Healthcare
When: Thursday December 12, 2019 at 1.00 PM Eastern Time / 12:00 PM Central Time / 11:00 AM Mountain Time / 10.00 AM Pacific Time
Webinar Hosts: Dr. Will O’Connor, CMIO of TigerConnect / Jorge Jeffery, Data Scientist & Researcher
A Q&A session will follow after the webinar. Sign up here.