With all the advertisements, flashing lights and screens grabbing at us, attention spans are shorter than ever. This is just one of the reasons that everyone is shying away from phone calls, and that messaging has blossomed.
It’s critical for ASCs to maintain consistent communication with patients in order to ensure procedures proceed smoothly and that they reschedule appointments when possible, avoiding cancellations—which can be costly to any surgical facility.
Healthix and InterSystems push clinical alerts, Versus finds a real-time locating system badge, and Vaporstream debuts automated workflows within its clinical communications system.Healthix, a New York health information exchange, has launched at HIMSS18 a program built upon vendor InterSystems’ HealthShare platform that nearly doubles the number of alerts that clinicians can receive about the care status of their patients.During the past year, Healthix has generated more than 7.3 million alerts for more than 180 organizations and 16 million-plus patients in its system, the HIE said. However, nearly 6.5 million alertsSEE DETAILS
The nudge theory has been especially relevant in healthcare, which brings us to today’s topic: texting as a way to engage with surgery patients. Read on to learn how secure communications can lead to better patient care.