Each day, I talk to health care IT leaders, clinicians and nurse informaticists like you who are looking for ways to improve clinical communication across a health care enterprise, and you need a solution that succeeds over the long term.
But implementing an enterprise clinical communications solution is a challenging, highly complex undertaking involving multiple technologies, stakeholders and disciplines. More than just an application or a device, a communications system includes consideration of network and wireless infrastructure, alert and nurse call integrations, mobile device management, EMR and ADT interfaces, directory, scheduling and on-call integrations, security and more to ensure a reliable, high-performing solution.
And technology is only part of the story. Clinical workflow assessment and design expertise, outcomes definition and measurement, training, support, and ongoing governance are critical to care team adoption and satisfaction. With so many moving parts, a rigorous and comprehensive implementation approach is required to ensure long term success of your solution.
If you’re a health care technology leader looking for ways to improve clinical communication across your hospital or health care system, don’t miss our upcoming Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) webinar, Keys to a Successful Clinical Communications Implementation, on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m. (EST).
In this webinar, Mike Eckhard, CNIO at Christus Trinity Mother Francis Health System, will share her hospital’s clinical communication journey from solution selection and implementation to successful go-live and ongoing governance. She has some valuable insights on implementation best practices, key technology and organizational considerations, and how to avoid common pitfalls.
A sneak peek of what you’ll hear from Mike:
- Get rid of the clinician tool belt!
- The key roles needed at the table
- Make sure “super” becomes part of your everyday thinking (super users, super training, super support)
I’ll be on hand too, so join us to learn more about the keys to a successful clinical communications implementation and how our PatientSafe can get you there.