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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Team collaboration during times of crisis

Team collaboration centers on delivering the best patient care, especially when time is of the essence. In the “Framework for action on interprofessional education and collaborative practice”, the WHO defines collaboration as...
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