4 Ways to Improve Hospital Internal Communication With an Intranet

By HospitalPORTAL | 6/12/18 10:00 AM

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Has your hospital recently launched an Intranet platform but has yet to take advantage of the wide range of different features that it offers? One of the main advantages of having an Intranet is that it unites your hospital’s various departments and allows for instant communication, file sharing, company updates, social connections, and more. Utilizing your hospital Intranet to its fullest extent will enhance your internal communications and create a more cohesive and environment for your staff.

Tip # 1 - Maintain engagement with frequent updates

If every time your staff logs in to the main hospital Intranet, they see the same information listed on the homepage, they will begin to lose interest in using the system. Your staff should be able to rely on this tool for updated announcements and resources. If the homepage is consistently updated with fresh, dynamic content, staff members will return frequently to check for new updates, news, and information leading to a more connected and engaged culture. Use the homepage to share upcoming events, new procedures or policies that need to be read, or even new employee hires. Other content that can be included are inspirational updates, staff achievements, photos, or videos. Ensure that your staff is able to see these interesting updates by having the Intranet platform configured to be the default landing page when they log into their workstations.

Tip # 2 - Utilize social networking tools for enhanced Intranet communication

One way to ensure that your Intranet is used to its fullest potential is to integrate social networking tools in everyday collaborations. Your hospital Intranet comes fully featured with a number of social networking tools that are guaranteed to improve communication among your staff members. Some of the features that are popular include blogs, RSS feeds, forums, and dedicated collaboration pages for projects. These tools help to strengthen the connection that otherwise would become diluted with email as the only communication modality.

Tip # 3 - Give your employees a voice

When your employees get a turn to share their own ideas and thoughts, they feel empowered and more like they are part of a team. This also encourages them to communicate when something needs to be changed or improved instead of staying silent. The result is better productivity and profitability for your hospital or healthcare facility with employees who feel more involved. Two ways to provide your employees with a platform for work-related self-expression is by utilizing the idea bank, kudos corner (forum), and blog feature of your hospital Intranet as well as utilizing surveys to get staff feedback on important issues.

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project-managementBuilding a great intranet is not an easy task. There are many aspects to consider and a lot of expectations for an intranet these days. However daunting a task this may be, we have had excellent success building great intranets quickly by following a proven system and setting realistic expectations. Today's post will discuss some of these best practices and guide you toward your goal of a great intranet.

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9 Ideas To Get Staff Hyped For Your Medical Intranet Implementation

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By HospitalPORTAL | 6/27/17 11:00 AM

Being able to speak to, listen to, and empathize with others is important in any workplace setting. iStock_000008162684Small.jpgFrom communicating with patients, working with those across departments, or simply chatting with those in your own department, there are many things to be mindful of to ensure you are being a well-rounded communicator. Check out these tips we’ve gathered to help make you more versatile in the workplace when it comes to sharing information and getting to know others.

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Why You Should Attend The Intranet And Digital Workplace Summit

By Jason Oshita | 6/13/17 11:00 AM

Hi Everyone,

For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Jason, the Client Engagement Manager here at Depositphotos_15659611_xs.jpgHospitalPORTAL. We typically reserve these blog posts for informational topics with specific content. However, for this blog post, I wanted to do something a little different. Last week, I attended the 6th annual Intranet & Digital Workplace Summit in Chicago hosted by the Advanced Learning Institute, and it was incredible! I left the event feeling so reinvigorated that I was compelled to share my experience with my clients and our prospects. I hope you enjoy learning about this amazing conference.

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In any industry, well-rounded training is important – both upon first hire and throughout bigstock-Two-medical-doctors-consulting-18161861.jpgemployment to ensure skills are kept sharp and the workforce stays accountable. In the healthcare sector, this includes training on compliance, medical and facility procedures, safety, and more. It’s imperative for employees to be consistently kept-up-to-date, as technology is constantly changing and patient safety depends on it. Luckily, your Intranet can make training simpler, more engaging, timely, effective – and even fun. Here are the different ways you can use an Intranet to ensure employees are being trained in a well-rounded way.

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Happy employees result in a successful workplace. When staff is empowered and informed, your Depositphotos_24863797_original.jpgorganization and practice will thrive. To achieve this, you must find a way to first catch the attention of your employees and engage them in a way that shows them their work is appreciated. As an internal communications hub, your Intranet is a prime tool to reach your entire workplace quickly and easily – while still remaining personable. You can customize your content and the way you use your Intranet in a way that resonates best with your staff. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

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with less money. That said, it’s important for ASCs to perform the most effective processes in all facets of their practice. An Intranet automates activities that may otherwise be tedious or difficult to organize, providing a more efficient workflow for users. Here are some features of an Intranet that will benefit your ASC by saving time and energy.

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With technology, culture and trends always evolving, its only makes sense that marketers need to Depositphotos_10284510_xs.jpgupdate the way that they communicate with their audience as times change. Greystone published a 2-part article about the marketing trends they predict to see for 2017, covering areas like content, channels, customers, technology and techniques. Now that we are well into 2017, we looked back and have listed some of our favorite takeaways here – from the trends we have seen, to the ones we’ve tried to incorporate, to the great ideas we have yet to implement!

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