The figures are staggering: poor communication costs hospitals $12bn a year in the US alone, equal to about 2% of global hospital revenue.1 And merely coordinating and organising care eats up one-fifth of each nurse’s shift.2 But there is good news. Ascom already offers solutions that can dramatically improve communication and collaboration within hospitals—solutions that can help enhance patient safety, staff satisfaction and clinical workflows. Ascom: working hard for hospitals.
1. ECRI Institute (2014) Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2015 [online] available from www.ecri.org/2015hazards [12 February 2016]
2.Darbyshire, Julie L., Young, J. Duncan, (2013) An Investigation of Sound Levels on Intensive Care Units With Reference to the WHO Guidelines [online] available from http://ccforum.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/cc12870 [13 April 2016]