Patient safety is the top priority in any healthcare setting. In clinics, medical office buildings (MOBs), and patient rooms, there are a number of steps that can be taken to improve patient care and outcomes.
Communication is essential for patient safety. Healthcare providers need to communicate effectively with each other, as well as with patients and their families. This includes clear and concise communication of diagnoses, treatment plans, and medications. It is also important to communicate any potential risks or side effects of treatment. Communication between the patient and clinician isn’t confined to just the clinic, MOB, or patient room. Telehealth keeps patients and their care team connected. Patients who need to see their doctor for regular appointments and routine checkups don't have to make a special trip to the office. They can dial in and speak with their doctor right at home. Consulting with specialists around the world is also easier through the use of telehealth systems. Often times a patient can meet with a specialist, who may not be in their area, virtually. Similarly, patients who have little access to transportation and need to travel hours to see their doctor won't have to worry about how they’re going to continue their care. Read more >