Improve communication through patient-centered care coordination.
Ensuring that every member of the care team is up-to-date on a patient’s status and treatment is one of the biggest challenges facing providers today. According to The Joint Commission, 80% of serious medical errors involve miscommunication during the hand-off between medical providers. A 2012 report by the Institute of Medicine identified that only 26% of hand-offs from ICUs to inpatient wards happened verbally between physicians1.
Care Thread’s collaboration tools foster best practices through hand-off summaries for care transitions and task lists that can be shared with a patient’s care team. These tools not only promote improved teamwork, care coordination, and patient safety, they can help reduce time to discharge.