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February 11, 2021
Closed loop test result reporting and communication focuses on establishing a process to ensure every test result sent, received, and acknowledged is documented and acted upon without failure. Learn how to reduce diagnostic errors and prevent patient harm in this blog post.
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January 27, 2021
The results of diagnostic tests such as CT scans, mammograms, and bloodwork are often delayed or even lost, impacting patient care and more. Learn the four reasons it’s time to re-evaluate how you manage critical test results at your organization.
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December 3, 2020
Nearly all hospital labs and reference labs use a manual process to communicate abnormal laboratory results. But why is this the standard with the abundance of technology available today? Learn more about the communication challenges involved in getting critical test results from the lab to the responsible provider.
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October 29, 2020
The “Swiss Cheese Model” occurs when a series of unlikely errors culminates in a catastrophe. How many times in history has disaster struck due to the Swiss Cheese Model of accident causation? From plane crashes and engineering errors to patient safety events, this model can happen in any industry.
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March 12, 2020
What is sepsis and how can communication technology help prevent and treat it? Learn more about this pervasive and dangerous diagnosis and how one hospital launched an organization-wide sepsis initiative that reduced mortality rate and decreased length of stay.
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January 23, 2020
Alarm fatigue is a complicated and serious problem impacting the work of nurses. Read one nurse’s perspective on the problem as she shares a personal story about the consequences of alarm fatigue.
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April 9, 2019
Explore some of the ECRI Institutes Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for 2019—and learn how a clinical communication platform can support your efforts.
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March 19, 2019
Discover five ways a clinical communication platform supports the “big five” model for teamwork.
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October 23, 2018
A clinical communication platform can provide the alarm prioritization, automation, and encryption that can significantly advance patient safety.
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June 12, 2018
A physician who was recently a patient reminds us all why healthcare technology, even “simple” applications, makes a world of difference for people receiving care.
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May 29, 2018
Following a frustrating experience observing caregiver communication from the perspective of a family member, the purpose of my job has become even more abundantly clear.
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March 27, 2018
Discover how improved clinical communications can address hospitals top 10 patient safety concerns as defined by the ECRI Institute.