Hospital communications used to be a lot simpler. If you needed to find a doctor, you could dial 0 and the operators would connect you or send a page on your behalf. People communicated through paper charts, wrote key phone numbers on grease boards, and kept on-call schedules in binders. Some of this still happens today, but communications across healthcare have become progressively more convoluted. The use of diverse mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, pagers, Wi-Fi phones, etc.), and the rise in care complexity necessitating care team coordination mean more sophisticated communication technology is required.
Maximize the effectiveness of collaboration. As teams become ever more dispersed, organisations need to think about more than technology to ensure collaboration is successful. With employees now separated much more by time and distance, a range of communication tools are being used by enterprises to keep everyone connected.