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You Can't Coordinate Care Without Schedule Management

Anyone who has searched a hospital wing for a paper call schedule knows how much precious time is lost trying to locate an on-call physician.

The Secure Messaging Integration Road Map

HIMSS-booth-300.jpgSingle-department and stand-alone solutions are becoming relics of the past. Today’s communication technology must integrate effectively with critical hospital systems and established workflow protocols.

Doc Halo Named 2017 Category Leader for Standard Secure Messaging in Best in KLAS: Software and Services Report

category-leader-2017.pngCINCINNATI, OHIO—With an overall performance score of 91.9 out of 100, clinical communication leader Doc Halo ranked No. 1 among competitors to earn the coveted KLAS Category Leader designation for Standard Secure Messaging. The honor was announced today in the 2017 Best in KLAS: Software & Services report.                      

What is the Only Thing Worse than Revealing PHI?

The only thing more dangerous than revealing protected health information is mixing it up.

Doc Halo Expands to New Headquarters, Adding At Least 65 Employees

CINCINNATI, OHIO—Doc Halo, a leader in healthcare communication and care coordination, announces the opening of its new corporate headquarters in downtown Cincinnati. With record sales in 2016, which added several major health systems onto its clinical communication platform, Doc Halo has committed to adding at least 65 new positions in the next several months.

Successful Implementations Focus on the Impact, Not the Technology

All enterprise communication technology implementations are influenced by this fundamental truth: Even the most innovative software is only effective if everybody is using it.

5 Ways a Clinical Communication Platform Improves HCAHPS Scores

Much has been discussed about how real-time clinical communication can improve patient outcomes, reduce medical errors and streamline clinician workflow. You may not realize, however, that better clinical communication also leads directly to higher patient satisfaction scores.

Doc Halo Reports Record Sales for Second Quarter of 2016

Several major health systems, including University of Maryland Medical System, Hospital Sisters Health System and Infirmary Health, chose Doc Halo in Q2 to provide systemwide HIPAA-compliant communication and to coordinate both acute and ambulatory care.

It's Not Okay to Interrupt Nurses

Considerable attention has been focused on limiting interruptions to physicians during patient encounters. No one seems concerned, however, about interrupting inpatient nurses.

Clarifying The Joint Commission’s Secure Texting Endorsement

UPDATE: 12/22/2016—After further review, The Joint Commission has reinstated its ban on the texting of physician orders.

As the leader in healthcare secure texting, Doc Halo collaborated with The Joint Commission on the research that led to the May 2016 reversal of a previous ban on the texting of orders and continues to work with the organization to arrive at best practices.