Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) May 02, 2014
Voalte, the leader in healthcare communication technology, today released its latest white paper, “Physician communication: 3 key elements to secure texting.” The white paper explores the ramifications of outdated communication technology and the impact of a secure texting model for physicians both inside and outside the hospital.
Citing a 2013 study by The Joint Commission, the white paper states “communication problems among caregivers ranked second among the top 10 root causes of sentinel events.” As such, The Joint Commission’s second National Patient Safety Goal for hospitals is to improve staff communication. The white paper suggests smartphones as a way to streamline communication among physicians and nurses by considering these three elements:
1. Replace outdated devices: Obsolete technology can result in frustration and delays in care, but equipping caregivers with smartphones can streamline workflow and improve communication.
2. Make searching simple: A single, unified directory makes it easy for caregivers to contact each other directly, no matter where they are.
3. Keep patient information secure: Powerful applications allow caregivers to communicate securely from hospital-owned and personal smartphones.
According to the white paper, smartphones give hospitals a unified solution that allows physicians, nurses, administrators and support staff to communicate with each other in an efficient, effective manner. It connects caregivers inside the hospital with physicians outside, and serves as a platform to leverage integrations with other medical technologies.
To download “Physician communication: 3 key elements to secure texting,” visit the Voalte white paper library.
Voalte develops smartphone alternatives that simplify caregiver communication. As the only company to offer a comprehensive Mobile Communication Strategy, Voalte enables care teams inside and outside the hospital to access and exchange information securely. Voalte customers benefit from a solid smartphone infrastructure that supports their existing systems and expands to accommodate future technologies.
Founded in 2008, Voalte is a privately held company based in Sarasota, Florida. Over 35,000 caregivers use Voalte products every day. For more information, visit voalte.com or follow @Voalte on Twitter.