Healthcare in the United States has been an industry in turmoil for decades, long before the onslaught of COVID-19. In its most recent data, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) pinpointed healthcare expenditures at 17.7% of the GDP for 2019—$11,582 per person—up 4.6% from 2018. The Peter G. Peterson Foundation states per-capita U.S. healthcare spending is nearly three times the average of other developed countries. But out-of-control costs aren’t the only issue. Inefficient processes, poor communications, too much complicated technology to learn and maintain, and staff shortages are all major issues.
Fortunately, the news isn’t all bad. Organizations are now beginning to assess what they’ve learned and how to pivot their processes, infrastructure, and assumptions to improve care both during the later stages of the pandemic and beyond. Innovative technology will play a central role in leading hospitals and health systems out of the pandemic tunnel, giving them the tools necessary for widescale improvements over the long term. In fact, clinicians are hungry for change.
Read this eBook to learn how today’s clinical communication and collaboration (CC&C) platforms offer the means to advance the ease of interaction and streamlined workflows that can help all staff communicate better and focus on the job of patient care.
In this eBook, you’ll learn:
- The technology takeaways of pandemic-driven digital transformation
- The five benefits of a clinical communication platform
- The results a clinical communication platform can generate
The healthcare environment is likely to remain unpredictable for some time as organizations struggle to treat the influx of COVID-19 patients. The months and years ahead will contain many uncertainties, but technology that takes a holistic and enterprise-wide approach to communication is an important step toward providing the support care teams require. Learn how a clinical communication platform provides the path forward for hospitals and health networks eager for a fresh approach to protecting patients as well as their financial futures.