Search Tag: Communication

HIMSS 2014: Improved Care Team Communications Through Mobile Heartbeat CURE

2014 30 Jan

Consolidating clinical communications, patient-centric workflow and a real-time clinical team directory, a secure smartphone application connects all members of a patient’s care team and enables better patient care at a lower cost. Mobile Heartbeat launches Mobile Heartbeat CURE (Clinical Urgent REsponse), a smartphone application enabling secure... Read more

Sectra Report Recommends Steps to Enhanced Radiologist / Referring Physician Communication

2013 17 Oct

A recently published study from Sectra analyses the views of 78 referring physicians and 78 radiologists on the method of study ordering and result communication. With radiology being at the very centre of the healthcare chain it is evident that most patients will visit an imaging department at some point in their treatment. Subsequently, the ability... Read more

Background Noise in the Operating Room can Impair Surgical Team Communication

2013 06 Jun

Ambient background noise—whether it is the sound of loud surgical equipment, talkative team members, or music—is a patient and surgical safety factor that can affect auditory processing among surgeons and the members of their team in the operating room (OR), according to a new study that appears in the May issue of the Journal of the American College... Read more

Communicating CT Risks to Patients

2013 06 Mar

In a research letter published in JAMA Internal Medicine, Tanner J. Caverly, M.D., of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, and colleagues report the findings of a survey of patients undergoing outpatient computed tomography (CT) at the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center.   271 patients completed the survey, which examined... Read more