Doctors and nurses spend 82% less time communicating after implementing smartphones.
After an $80 million expansion and renovation, caregivers at Frisbie Memorial Hospital discovered that the significant increase in square footage made communication much more challenging. According to Sally Gallot-Reeves, MSM, CPM, CCM, RN, Healthcare Project Director, “Trips for supplies and transport added about a third more time and distance that our people had to travel! The distance covered by staff responsible for blood draws and dietary almost doubled.”
With the Voalte system in place, the ability to send and receive text messages drove fundamental changes in the way caregivers communicated. Using pre- and post-implementation studies, Frisbie Memorial showed that total communication time between doctors and nurses dropped 82 percent when it replaced pagers with smartphones.
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- 88-bed acute-care community hospital
- Serves New Hampshire and southern Maine
- Ambulance Services
- Spaulding Medical-Surgical Unit
- Coronary Care Unit
- Day Surgery
- Emergency Department
- Intensive Care Unit
- Operating Rooms
- Respiratory Care
- Women and Children’s Unit
- Improved patient flow between units
- Rapid adoption of text messaging (over 120,000 messages per month)
- Major gains in workflow and communication efficiencies