Integrated health care is designed to provide patients with a complete treatment plan that improves both their physical and mental well-being. Yet the system only works when all health care providers involved are connected – and coordinated.
Ineffective team communication is the root cause for approximately 66% of all medical errors, according to the Institute for Healthcare Communication. What’s more, medical errors account for 10% of all U.S. deaths, according to a John Hopkins study. For behavioral health patients who often experience additional physical comorbidities, care coordination is even more critical to ensuring that the appropriate information is communicated at the right place, at the right time, to the right provider.
Ensuring consistent and clear communication between providers is an essential function of high-performing care teams. For example, consider a patient who, during a visit with his or her therapist mentions a different health issue. The therapist sends a notification to the patient’s primary care doctor with treatment information and indicates that the patient needs to make an appointment. Similarly, in the event of a hand-off from primary to secondary care, or perhaps from the emergency department to outpatient treatment, the patient’s history and treatment plans must be effectively coordinated to reduce the likelihood of being readmitted. The patient’s health depends on it.
When all of this information is shared back and forth, across providers, timely and accurate accessibility to data is essential to providing quality care. Enter AxiaGram, our powerful mobile communications app that eliminates fragmented communication and helps offset some of the issues faced by clinical teams who treat behavioral health patients and manage care transitions.
AxiaGram changes how and where clinicians interact and access information, effectively enabling a seamless mobile EHR experience to make timely decisions for more coordinated and efficient care. The technology provides an accurate and complete picture of treatment, enabling quick access to patient records and securely sharing electronic information with patients and other clinicians. As a result, AxiaGram helps mitigate communication breakdowns that can arise with integrated care, ultimately optimizing patient care and decreasing costs.
Further, AxiaGram fosters collaboration that allows each staff member to work at the top of his or her licensure. In other words, AxiaGram enables clinicians to focus their time on treating patients instead of being burdened by the administrative requirements of data entry. This is accomplished through features such as voice-to-text entry and built-in artificial intelligence. Additional AxiaGram benefits include support for telehealth services, instant messaging, a sharable news feed, and Electronic Visit Verification capabilities.
High-performing health care teams are the foundation for delivering effective and seamless integrated care and are most successful when they have the most accurate and timely info at their fingertips. A solution like AxiaGram helps these teams deliver added value to their patients, in the most coordinated way. To learn more about AxiaGram, visit: https://www.axiagram.ai/.
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