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Poor communication tech negatively affects population health management

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A recent study conducted by PerfectServe found that more than 70% of healthcare professionals feel that valuable time is wasted trying to communicate with other members of the patient care team. One factor likely contributing to this is the fact that the healthcare industry remains reliant on older communication systems, such a pagers and paper-based processes. However, many respondents also cited the fact that not all members of the community use the same technologies (68%) and that not all members have access to secure communication technology (55%) as reasons for their dissatisfaction with clinical communications.

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According to the survey of 955 healthcare professionals were (including: PCPs, specialty physicians, hospital administrators, office managers, nurses, case managers, and hospitalists):

Meanwhile, Android Lollipop (the most recent release) was still under 2% of total Android traffic after 81 days in market. This has always been a problem with the Android ecosystem – the third-party hardware developers have little incentive to make their versions of the OS compatible with their older hardware so upgrades are often tied to hardware changes.

Source: FierceHealthIT

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