Posted on Oct 19, 2017 11:30:00 AM by Jose Barreau, MD, CEO
It is an interesting and explosive time in healthcare. The EMR foundation of data collection and revenue cycle management has mostly been accomplished, and over the past two years priorities have shifted to technology around real-time communication and care coordination for improved outcomes. The early adopters of this healthcare technology are pioneers, and the days where individual health system departments and hospitals make technology decisions in a silo are over.
Posted on Mar 28, 2017 11:15:03 AM by Jose Barreau, MD, CEO
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.
Posted on Feb 13, 2017 11:21:10 AM by Marnie Hayutin
Single-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.
Posted on Dec 16, 2016 9:41:38 AM by Jose Barreau, MD, CEO
The only thing more dangerous than revealing protected health information is mixing it up.
Posted on Nov 2, 2016 10:38:51 AM by Elizabeth Ramsey, Director of Implementation
All enterprise communication technology implementations are influenced by this fundamental truth: Even the most innovative software is only effective if everybody is using it.
Posted on Aug 23, 2016 3:54:59 PM by Jose Barreau, MD, CEO
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.
Posted on May 31, 2016 12:30:00 PM by Jose Barreau, MD, CEO
Considerable attention has been focused on limiting interruptions to physicians during patient encounters. No one seems concerned, however, about interrupting inpatient nurses.
Posted on May 16, 2016 11:54:00 AM by Marnie Hayutin
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.
Posted on Apr 28, 2016 10:00:00 AM by Amit Gupta, MD, President
Many primary care physicians no longer go to the hospital.
Posted on Apr 19, 2016 9:30:00 AM by Jose Barreau, MD, CEO
A recent report from CRICO Strategies, evaluated 23,658 malpractice cases filed between 2009 to 2013. The report’s landmark finding: Communication was a factor in fully 30 percent of those cases, resulting in $1.7 billion in total incurred losses.