Poor communication is never a good thing, but when communication breakdowns happen in healthcare it can lead to significant flaws and failures, often at the expense of patient health.
In the absence of effective communication systems, healthcare providers face many challenges. Communicating and collaborating as a united caregiving team becomes difficult and unlikely, which inhibits preventative care and can lead to medical and medication errors. Valuable time is wasted every day dealing with outdated, cumbersome technology, time that otherwise could be spent better managing patient care. Patient discharge time is lengthened, an unnecessary cost that could otherwise be avoided. And the communication breakdowns that result contribute to provider dissatisfaction and rapid turnover.
Outdated communication technologies are also putting patients at risk. Lack of communication between patient and provider can lead to wrong treatment procedures, treatment delays, treatment adherence challenges, medication errors, reduced quality of care and ultimately can result in patient harm and significant health complications.
Poor communication caused by outdated technologies is perhaps the most tragic challenge that healthcare is facing.
We have seen extraordinary advancements in technology that have enabled us to connect like never before. So, why are we using 20th-century technologies to empower our 21st-century health system? Traditional methods such as fax, mail, and telephone are unreliable, slow, unconnected, and insecure.
Mainly, security and data privacy concerns hinder the adoption of digital communication systems in healthcare. However, Brightsquid’s Secure-Mail provides the security required to send protected health information to every stakeholder in patient health, while expediting communication workflows. By adopting a secure communication system like Brightsquid, you can:
Brightsquid makes sharing patient information faster, easier, and more compliant than ever before. If you’re ready to say GOODBYE to antique communication technology, and HELLO to secure, medical-grade messaging for your practice, contact us today firstname.lastname@example.org.