You Hold the Answer. Breaking Silos: The True Cost of Inefficient Communication Systems in Healthcare

August 29th, 2018 | 12:00 - 1:00pm CST


Poor communications contributes to 80% of medical errors (the 3rd leading cause of death), ⅓ of all malpractice suits, poor outcomes and redundant costs. As a patient transitions through the healthcare system, patient handoffs are the greatest risks. Unfortunately, current technology solutions isolate the patient's care team in communication silos. How do you connect prehospital and interfacility specialists with your intrafacility teams? Dr. James Woodson and Dr. Bill Atkinson address this issue and why IT and Hospital administrators should care.


Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the key gaps in communications and how today’s “solutions” are creating even greater divides.
  • Understand how communication affects 4 key variables in providing value based healthcare.
  • Learn what CEOs and IT Executives can do to minimize communication errors and build a greater regional center of care.
Copy of Copy of Copy of Douglas K. Smith, MD, CMIO, CPHIMSBoard-certified Orthopedic & Spine TeleradiologistClinical Informatist, DoctorpreneurCEO & President, Salubrio MRI – Diagnostic Imaging