Blog: Clinical Communication & Collaboration


The future of virtual care: connecting the care continuum

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed virtual care into an essential part of health care. In addition to improving healthcare access, virtual care provides other significant benefits. For example, a recent study by...

How hospitals prevent readmissions

The ongoing challenge of readmissions Reducing the number of hospital readmissions continues to challenge health systems, even with federal programs that target preventable readmissions. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services manage...

Diagnotes names Sherry Henricks as new CEO

Current Diagnotes Chief Commercial Officer Sherry Henricks, MBA, RRT is taking over as CEO from co-founder Dave Wortman. After 10+ years as CEO of Diagnotes, co-founder Dave Wortman has decided to step...

Takeaways from HIMSS 21

By J Mark Hamilton, Diagnotes Collaboration Solutions  The impact of Be the Change The theme of HIMSS 21 was Be the Change, which closely aligns with Diagnotes technology and mission. Be the...

Improving patient satisfaction: Care coordination and communication technology

Myths of patient satisfaction Myths and misperceptions about patient satisfaction need to be overcome when seeking out patient input, writes Richard Bolton Siegrist Jr. in the AMA Journal of Ethics. One myth...

Academic health system finds Hospital at Home reduces readmissions by 50%

IU Health, a leading academic health system, started to offer Hospital at Home to patients with COVID pneumonia in April 2020. Hospital at Home programs enable some patients who need acute-level care...

How blockchain goes beyond HIPAA for healthcare communications security

Blockchain technology was first introduced in financial services, but it’s now gaining wider acceptance, including healthcare organizations. A report by Deloitte says that blockchain can deliver value in healthcare by connecting fragmented...

HIMSS 21 Global Health Conference & Exhibition

Join us in-person in Las Vegas on August 9–13, 2021 for the HIMSS conference. The HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition is the health information and technology event of the year. For over...

Inbox blues: physician burnout causes and solutions

Discussions about the cost of healthcare are usually centered on drugs, procedures, or insurance. But there is one factor that should not be overlooked: physician burnout. A paper in the Annals of...

Buyers guide: Secure healthcare messaging systems

In this interview with Diagnotes’ CEO Dave Wortman, he discusses the most important questions – from technology and telehealth to team collaboration – that health systems should ask when evaluating a secure...

How a toxicology service expedites remote consults

When a poison exposure case gets escalated to the Tier 2 Medical Toxicology Division at Indiana University Health, team members use Diagnotes’ virtual workspace technology to coordinate life-saving care in real time. Streamlining clinical...

Pager issues lead to increased use of secure messaging systems

The problematic workflow of pagers Fewer than one in five healthcare managers thought that pagers were time-saving devices, according to an article in Compliance Home. The article notes “the pager recipient often...