The Imprivata Report on the Economic Impact of Inefficient Communications in Healthcare
Efficient communication and collaboration amongst physicians, nurses and other providers is critical to
the coordination and delivery of patient care, especially given the increasingly mobile nature of today’s
clinicians and the evolution of the accountable care organization (ACO) model.
For healthcare IT leadership, the ability to satisfy the clinical need for more efficient communications
technologies must be balanced with safeguarding protected health information (PHI) to meet compliance and security requirements. As a result, the industry continues to rely primarily on pagers for provider-to-provider communications, which creates inefficiencies that can have a considerable economic and productivity impact.
To quantify this impact, The Imprivata Report on the Economic Impact of Inefficient Communications in
Healthcare surveyed more than 400 healthcare providers in the U.S. about the typical communication
process during three clinical workflows: patient admissions, coordinating emergency response teams and
patient transfers. (Click to download the complete study)