How Is Social Collaboration Transforming Healthcare?

Ivo Nelson: How is Social Collaboration Transforming Healthcare

The healthcare industry is constantly evolving and demanding that healthcare professionals find new and innovative ways to solve challenges. At any given time there could be hundreds of hospitals across the country that are all working to solve the very same issues. This problem-solving process is expensive and it’s much more efficient to implement an existing solution rather than create one from scratch.

 

Collaboration empowers us all

Social collaboration empowers healthcare professionals. It gives them the ability to crowd source information and find the solutions to the problems they are facing. This saves time and ultimately money. Healthcare consumers and regulatory bodies are demanding more efficient, high quality care.  Reimbursement models are shifting from a fee-for-service to value-based care, it is imperative that dollars be saved in as many ways as possible.

 

Collaboration transforms the industry

Healthcare is being transformed through social collaboration by bringing the same people together to solve the same problems. Being able to network with people like you that are facing the same issues is no longer a nice-to-have. It is a must have.

A common saying in healthcare is “Nurses and doctors don't operate on an island.” They work together to provide the best care possible for the patient. Collaboration happens inside hospital walls every day. Social collaboration is breaking down the barriers of those walls and allowing healthcare organizations everywhere to learn best practices from one another to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare at a national level.


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