Blog: Clinical Communication & Collaboration


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...

Clinical collaboration: studies show impact of messaging systems

Health systems are replacing legacy communication devices with secure messaging systems. These systems have been proven to deliver more reliable and secure communication. But recent studies show that implementing a messaging system...

AMDIS 2021 Physician-Computer Connection

Meet us in person at the beautiful Ojai Valley Inn on June 8–11, 2021 for the 30th annual Physician-Computer Connection Symposium. Learn about the latest issues and advances in the direct physician use...

How to evaluate the security of healthcare messaging platforms

Is your health system planning to replace legacy communications such as pagers with a messaging platform? Start with security requirements. Basic security for healthcare messaging platforms A case study published in Applied Clinical...

The cost of clinical communication breakdowns

A study published in JAMA estimated that about 25% of total healthcare spending, $760 billion to $935 billion, could be attributed to waste. The study found waste in these categories: failure of care...

Study shows clinical tasks completed 59% faster using mobile platform

In order to improve care team performance, many healthcare systems today are scrapping synchronous, one-way communication systems like pagers. Instead, they are integrating asynchronous communication such as mobile platforms that offer messaging...

Growth of telehealth encourages clinical collaboration

Pandemic care has pressed some initiatives in patient care and some buttons for clinicians, too. Moves to accommodate home-bound patients through telehealth visits have accelerated, but so has adoption of modern communication...

Enhanced video calls on Diagnotes for anyone with a mobile number

I talk to customers frequently. Across clinical functions, physicians and their teams understand that optimal patient care is complex. The more science and medicine progress, the more providers need to know. That...

5 ways to reduce time and data gaps in incident command

Hospital bureaucracy serves a purpose—to determine and enforce standards in care, expenditure, operations, security, etc.—but incident command teams need to accelerate action to minimize the harm of crisis and maximize effective outcomes. ...