27 April 2020
Today, care teams everywhere are facing a new level of capacity crisis as surging patient volumes are stretching caregivers to the limit:
Inefficient, disconnected healthcare communications take up limited caregiver time and put patient outcomes at risk. Instead of caring for patients, many nurses spend more than half their shift communicating with colleagues, charting and waiting for critical patient information.3 Additionally, frequent alarms and alerts constantly distract caregivers from their patients, taking them away from the bedside.
Innovative, connected technologies can provide a wide range of benefits to healthcare organizations. In fact, solutions that streamline clinical communications and collaboration have been shown to help:
As a result, these solutions can help maximize caregivers’ ability to deliver effective, cost-efficient and satisfying care to all their patients.
Interested in learning how technology can benefit your healthcare organization? Download our infographic to discover the key components of a complete clinical communications solution designed to keep caregivers in touch with each other and their patients at every step.
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