U.S. hospitals waste $12 billion annually due to poor communication.
Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) May 10, 2010
Voalté, a leading developer of innovative point-of-care communications software on the iPhone and BlackBerry smartphone devices has announced the release of a white paper, ‘Smart Hospitals- Embracing Smartphones at the Point of Care’. The white paper includes information on communication inefficiencies within hospitals that cause confusion and reduce efficiency, ultimately leading to nurse dissatisfaction and increasing the staffing shortage.
According to the report, “While medical breakthroughs and advancements happen every single day, our hospital communication systems tend to lag behind other technology improvements. Researchers estimate that U.S. hospitals waste $12 billion annually due to poor communication. For a typical 500 bed, acute-care hospital, communication problems between physicians and nurses creates an annual $4 million economic burden.”
The paper covers the following topics:
- Challenges of traditional healthcare communications
- Activities on which nurses spend their time
- Significant benefits smartphones offer healthcare workers
To download the entire white paper, please visit: voalte.com/Smart-Hospitals.aspx?source=smwhp.
Voalté provides compelling software solutions for healthcare institutions that solve communication problems at the point-of-care. Voalté products are designed to be intuitive, high value, mission critical applications running on the latest generation of touch-based smartphones. For more information, visit http://www.Voalte.com or call 941.312.2830.