Three Key Advantages of Enterprise-Wide Clinical Messaging Solutions
Historically, healthcare executives have turned to departmental point solutions to solve communication challenges. For instance, if neurologists asked for a secure way to communicate with colleagues in the department, the head of neurology would research and buy a technology solution for that specific department—problem solved. While there is a simplicity in that approach, it doesn’t take long for people to realize this strategy’s limitations. If everyone purchases a point solution, then communication and collaboration across departments becomes cumbersome and ineffective. And patient care can be impacted.
Having the ability for clinicians and others to communicate quickly not only across departments in the same building but also with staff located in other buildings, campuses, and cities is now a vital component of care coordination. In addition to making collaboration easier for clinicians, here are three key advantages to using enterprise-wide communication solutions.