Carolinas Medical Center implements smartphone-based clinical communication platform

Carolinas Medical Center, Atrium Health's flagship hospital in Charlotte, N.C., deployed Halo's cloud-based communication platform for clinicians.

The new platform will provide real-time communication integrated with clinical applications on a single smartphone-based platform for clinicians at the 800-plus-bed hospital. Aimed at reducing clinician burnout and delays to patient case, the Halo platform unifies secure messaging, on-call scheduling, clinical alerts and voiceover internet protocol. Atrium Health clinicians can use the app to communicate with one another across departments and multiple facilities.  

"I'm excited, because this is just the beginning in how we will use technology to improve the way we deliver patient care," said Becky Fox, MSN, RN-BC, chief nursing informatics officer at Atrium Health, according to a news release. "Our goal is to partner with organizations that improve the communication process for our clinicians — allowing them to connect quicker to the right clinician, at the right time. Halo is helping us do that. Our nurses feel they are more efficient and that this has been a real game changer for them."

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