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 organizing 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.Hendrich, A., Chow, MP., Skierczynski, BA., Lu, Z. (2008) ‘A 36-Hospital Time and Motion Study: How Do Medical-Surgical Nurses Spend Their Time?’ The Permanente Journal 12 (3), 25-34