Improving Clinical Communication for Care Coordination

This wonderful article from Hospitals & Health Networks® discusses the important of communication in patient care. Truly collaborative care requires efficient and effective clinical communication during patient handoffs­—from the emergency department to radiology to surgery and even to the patient’s primary care physician. With most physicians and other clinicians using disparate communications platforms, however, handoffs can be uncoordinated and incomplete, leading to wasted time, unnecessary costs and unplanned outcomes. Read more.

 

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