SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PatientSafe Solutions (PatientSafe), a leader in clinical mobility solutions for the healthcare enterprise, today announced it will release an expanded version of the PatientTouch clinical communication platform, featuring new functionality for physicians, at the 18th annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference.
New Capabilities for Physicians
The expanded suite of communication tools focuses on increasing efficiency and simplifying the care collaboration experience for physicians. With instant access to all on-call and assigned care team members, and providers across the health system network, physicians can spend less time figuring out who to contact and more time coordinating care. Customizable notification options prevent alert fatigue while ensuring providers receive important updates but aren’t interrupted by non-critical information.
The new functionality also drives timely response to critical messages with customizable reminders, read receipts, acknowledgements, and forwarding capabilities. In addition, the platform protects a physician’s privacy, eliminating the need to share personal cell phone numbers or use pagers. A privacy dialer masks the physician’s outgoing cell number and routes return calls to the call-back number of their choice. Finally, physicians can securely communicate with those who are not users of the PatientTouch app via secure SMS paging, including partner providers from other health systems, patients, and their families.
“PatientSafe is passionate about making the experience of care simple and effective,” said Si Luo, President and CEO of PatientSafe Solutions. “Technology has become a burden, forcing caregivers to juggle multiple devices and applications, causing burnout and placing a barrier between physicians and their patients. The inspiration for our expanded platform was giving physicians what they want and need – more efficiency, less hassle, and the peace-of-mind that comes with reliable technology.”
Unique Offerings for the Healthcare Enterprise
The new physician capabilities build on key advantages of the PatientTouch platform, including easy message triage with a unified inbox that organizes and prioritizes all texts, voice calls, critical results, alerts, pages, reminders, notifications and acknowledgements in one location. Also, due to deep integration with the EMR and other clinical systems, PatientTouch drives more efficient, safer decision making with one-touch access to up-to-date clinical and patient information. These distinct features are coupled with continuous, reliable voice service across cellular and Wi-Fi networks, and clinical-grade notification technology which guarantees that messages and alerts are delivered in real-time.
With the addition of the new physician functionality PatientTouch is an enterprise-wide communication platform that serves every member of the care team. The expanded platform offers an intuitive user experience that allows clinicians and providers to return to the natural flow of care delivery while eliminating the frustration and inefficiency of multiple devices and disparate applications. PatientTouch offers the entire care team one communication solution so they spend less time managing technology and more time on patient care.
“This is an exciting time for PatientSafe,” said Luo, President and CEO of PatientSafe Solutions. “We’re looking forward to the stimulating industry conversations that always take place at HIMSS, and to showcasing how our new physician functionality simplifies the care delivery experience, making it the only clinical communication application a modern healthcare enterprise needs.”
PatientSafe will be in HIMSS18 Booth 229, demonstrating the expanded PatientTouch platform and providing free clinical communication assessments. Also, join our panel of experts for breakfast on March 7, as we dive into results from our recent study with HIMSS Analytics on the State of Clinical Communications and Workflow in healthcare organizations.
About PatientSafe Solutions
Based in San Diego, Calif., PatientSafe Solutions is leading the way in clinical communication and collaboration solutions for healthcare. PatientSafe delivers measurable safety and quality improvements through a mobile platform that extends an organization’s EHR, clinical and communication infrastructure, and fits seamlessly into care team workflows. The company’s PatientTouch® platform simplifies care team collaboration by consolidating text, talk, alerts, EMR data, clinical workflows and customizable care interventions, all in one mobile app, on one device, to eliminate harm, reduce waste, and improve productivity. For more than a decade, PatientTouch has helped clinicians both in and outside the hospital streamline care delivery, increase quality, and lower costs.