Agile Healthcare: The Communication and Coordination Challenge

Agile Healthcare: The Communication and Coordination Challenge

In hospital settings, communication and information exchange is handled by a patchwork of systems and devices such as nurse call, overhead announcements, telephones, pagers, and more. Imagine a nurse reaching a physician for a consult on the first try – nearly every time. That’s the power of agile healthcare communication.

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Planning for Collaboration: CMS Emergency Preparedness

Planning for Collaboration: CMS Emergency Preparedness

When CMS drafted emergency preparedness regulations, it sought to address a “patchwork of federal, state, and local laws and guidelines.” The CMS emergency preparedness rule helps put all healthcare facilities on the same page, so they can more easily coordinate communication, resources, shelter and services.

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Emergency Department Throughput: A Conundrum

Emergency Department Throughput: A Conundrum

I recently had the pleasure of attending ENA’s Emergency Nursing 2016 conference in Los Angeles and heard the theme patient throughput often from emergency nursing professionals as a critical challenge with many emergency departments seeing increased volume.
 

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