It’s been reported that the first baby boomers will be reaching the retirement age of 65 within the next year. Along with the aging of this very large demographic hospitals and healthcare organizations are beginning to grow in order to support this influx of patients and with that hospital staff sizes have increased. Administering staff communications within the hospital can be streamlined with the implementation of a hospital-wide intranet but there’s more to an intranet than just communications.
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We know we”ve been talking a great deal about our new On-Call Schedule Manager. Well, while in the midst of showing off our many months of hard work through webinars and demos we”ve been asking for some feedback from our clients that are currently using the On-Call Schedule Manager in real hospital environments, and it”s been incredible and relieving experience to read.
Some of the more prominent feedback that we got was when users compared our system to the way they previously managed their on-call schedules. Our clients shared with us thoughts such as “there used to be shifts where doctors who were substituted in but we had no contact information, now it”s much easier to see who”s on call and easily pull up the appropriate contact information”.
We know the title may be obvious but often times this is somethingÂ thatÂ can be completely overlooked when discussing or planning strategies that involves aligning your physicians with the goals of your organization whether they are financialÂ or patient satisifactionÂ goals. The reason why we bring this up is because of a recent article published here that gives some great suggestions on way to align your physicians with financial goals.
We”d like to take it a step further and add an additional point to the article: Improving Communication with Physicians.
With the web playing a key role in almost every one”s lives these days you can easily use dedicated intranet pages that are only accessible by physicians to communicate key goals or initiatives. In addition to providing the pages it would also be suggested that you allow the physicians to have access to these from outside the hospital. This may require an additional layer of security but it would mean that your physicians can access important information from their homes or offices.