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Rural hospitals: challenges to healthcare access

Rural areas may offer a lower cost of living than cities or suburbs, but for rural patients there is a major challenge: access to healthcare. According to the American Hospital Association, while...
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Today’s nursing shortage: How tech can help

The staffing crisis Hospitals that were running on lean models of staffing are now facing new challenges as nurses, already stressed from the COVID-19 pandemic and other factors, are leaving the profession....
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How hospitals are improving length of stay outcomes

Reduced Length of Stay (LOS) is often used as an indicator of hospital efficiency, which can equate to reductions in costs per discharge. In addition, decreased LOS can lower risks of infections,...
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Secure Texting: A Buyers Guide for Healthcare Leaders

We get it. Evaluating secure messaging and telehealth platforms is a lot of work. But if you are looking at clinical communication solutions, our eBook Secure Texting: A Buyers Guide for Healthcare...
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Telehealth trends 2022

Telehealth growth and COVID-19 Telehealth has now joined the healthcare mainstream. Today, patients expect a telehealth option for many encounters, ­while providers attempt to integrate telehealth into their practices. During the initial...
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Hospital at Home: The basics

Hospital at Home is a care model that has been in use for more than two decades, but the growth in telehealth during the pandemic has pushed it to the forefront. It...
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Measuring the ROI of your secure messaging investment

The trend is clear: health systems are rapidly investing in secure messaging platforms. 85% of hospitals are engaging secure communication platforms between care teams, patients and families, according to a survey by Black...
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What health systems can learn from tech giants

Digital communication is transforming healthcare, but so far the transformation has been piecemeal. Health systems need to identify technologies that facilitate communication between clinicians and with patients. These solutions need to optimize...
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What’s the difference between basic texting and advanced messaging platforms?

Beyond HIPAA compliance According to an article in Compliance Home, “Compliance with the Privacy Act and the requirements of the Security Act is assured when using a secure messaging solution.” It’s true...
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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,...
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