Smartphone platform speeds up hospital's nurse, doctor communications

A New Hampshire hospital has reduced communication lag time between nurses and doctors from 28 minutes to less than 5 minutes using a smartphone-based platform.

The system lets users text and make direct calls depending on urgency. It has reduced communication transaction time, which typically involved repetitive calls, by 82 percent at Frisbie Memorial Hospital, according to a post in Becker's Health IT & CIO Review.

"Frisbie replaced these sometimes lengthy communication processes with instant, direct and highly secure messaging between care members," writes Sally Gallot-Reeves, healthcare project director. "To say this has made a difference is a significant understatement." Article