Healthcare Internal Communication

How to Create an Effective and Smart Internal Communication Strategy in Healthcare

Keeping your employees informed and engaged is important to many aspects of your organization. From productivity to ensuring you have a good reputation, good information-flow plays an important role.

When it comes to communicating internally, having a strategy in place is essential.

Healthcare Internal Communication

Audit

But before you create one, you should conduct an audit of your current healthcare communications efforts (or lack thereof) to gage your starting point.  How are employees currently communicated with? Is it working? If not, why not?

In communicating with your employees, you need to set goals, which should be in line with your healthcare organization’s overall business plans and strategies.… Read more

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Reducing Hospital Noise for Better Patient Outcomes

 

Hospitals across the nation are constantly being challenged to reduce noise and create quiet environments for their patients rest and recover.

With hospitals running around-the-clock, they are busy hubs of activities day and night. Noises come in many forms, from patient monitoring equipment through to overhead announcements, carts and beds being wheeled from one location to another as well as staff and patients talking and so on.

Hospital communication

It’s been found that the average noise levels in hospitals have increased by 15 decibels over the last 40 years and sit at around 70 decibels. This is well above the recommended limit of 35 decibels for a healing environment set by the World Health Organization.… Read more

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The Importance of Internal Communications in Healthcare

Internal communications in the healthcare industry can be extremely challenging compared to other industries.

The diverse nature of the healthcare workforce and the unique structures of healthcare organizations mean that strategies for communicating with employees that work well elsewhere might not always work in this industry.

When you have staff who work in a range of different roles, at different hours day and night, and sometimes spread out in a number of locations, keeping everyone in the loop can seem complex. Especially given the chaotic nature of healthcare and all the distractions employees have.

Healthcare internal communication

Particular challenges are posed to internal healthcare communications when many staff does not work in a traditional office environment with their own desks and computers.… Read more

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