Economic Impact of Inefficient Communications in Healthcare

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Efficient communication and collaboration amongst physicians, nurses and other providers is critical to the coordination and delivery of patient care, especially given the increasingly mobile nature of today’s clinicians and the evolution of the accountable care organization (ACO) model. Respondents overwhelmingly agree that significant time is wasted during each workflow—primarily because of the inefficiency of pagers and the lack of adoption of secure text messaging —which has an estimated annual economic impact of about $1.75 million per U.S. hospital and more than $11 billion industry-wide.

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