Blog: Clinical Communication & Collaboration


Which solutions reduce clinical communication errors?

According to The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, communication errors are the cause of 60% to 70% of preventable hospital deaths. An analysis in the Journal of Patient Safety says...

Behavioral health: How hospitals are improving access

Behavioral health increases pressure on EDs Behavioral health is a growing public health problem, and the situation is not expected to improve soon. According to a study in JAMA Psychiatry, during the...

Who’s on call and how do I reach them?

The consequences of healthcare communication problems Increased costs associated with delays in communication Impact on quality of care being delivered to patients Medical errors that occur due to breakdowns in communications Lack...

New healthcare technology: How to get clinician buy-in

Health systems now have access to new technologies such as secure messaging platforms, that deliver on the promise of optimizing clinical workflow and the patient journey. But health systems find that clinicians,...

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...