Hospital administrators recognize the importance of internal communication. They realize that clinicians must be able to connect easily with each other, their patients, laboratory and radiology staff, and other providers. To solve the problem, many hospitals equip clinicians with communication tools, including legacy wireless phones, pagers, PDAs and voice badges. A virtual “tool belt.”
But if you ask a nurse about that tool belt, there are too many tools to juggle, and too many beeps and buzzes. Their communication tool belt, ironically, weakens communication.
After reading this white paper, you will be better prepared to improve efficiency and effectiveness by:
- Investing in one integrated communication tool.
- Assessing your workflow.
- Evaluating and improving the process.