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1) Need better/more efficient communication with staff
In most organizations, email is the primary way staff members communicate. One of the problems with this is that email can sometimes be unreliable with messages being automatically filed. There’s also the issue of people not reading their emails, whether that’s because of negligence or due to the sender not copying the correct individuals on the message. Your Intranet Portal can offer a cleaner, more cohesive, way to display information, messages, events, etc. Most of this communication can be displayed right on the homepage which can be set as the default homepage of your staff’s computer. For many of our clients, the home page acts as the centralized place to find all hospital-wide information. With the HospitalPORTAL system, you can place staff in groups and assign those groups to different types of communications so you can minimize possible chances for error in distributing important information.Read More >
The link between collaboration and productivity is unquestionable and an increasing number of hospitals and healthcare organizations are looking for ways to enhance collaboration in the workplace. One of the ways they have found to accomplish this goal is by using an Intranet. Intranets have evolved well beyond their original, more cumbersome design and functionality in past years. Today’s modern-day Intranets boast many different features and elements that are conducive to encouraging an increased amount of collaboration in a healthcare setting.Read More >
Bringing on a new member to your team is a very involved process. There is a learning curve for your employee who is new to your systems and processes and there is also a lot of information to input so that your new employee can get started in their new position. One of the ways to make this process smoother is by managing the on-boarding process using your company’s Intranet. An Intranet is a powerful tool and a central hub of information that contains a variety of features to facilitate the on-boarding process seamlessly.Read More >
Your company’s Intranet acts as the central communication hub and information repository for the entire organization. Such a critical component of your organization’s infrastructure should be chosen with extreme care. As you decide on what type of Intranet to choose, you will ultimately be faced with the choice to buy a ready to deploy Intranet software, build an Intranet from the ground up, or add to your existing homegrown or SharePoint system. By exploring these 5 reasons why you should buy a ready-made Intranet, you can determine whether or not this is the best option for your hospital.Read More >
An Intranet is a very special kind of computer system. Just like any other enterprise level software, it needs strong support from the internal IT team as well as from the vendor to ensure it runs optimally and without any hiccups or issues.
At the same time a hospital Intranet, in its core, serves as an internal organization-wide communication platform for internal communication, knowledge sharing, document and policy access as well as administrative workflow automation within a hospital. Because these requirements are very different for each facility and they change over time, and also because multiple stakeholders and many different points of view need to be addressed, it is important that an internal oversight committee is formed to ensure the Intranet is continuously optimized for all of its end users.
Being able to effectively manage all end users’ objectives in an ever changing environment that is often decentralized can be quite a task that calls for more than one person or department.Read More >
Information overload—it has been the topic of a number of pieces that I have read recently and I am quite certain that only scratches the surface of what has been published on this topic of late. In our society today, we just can’t seem to get enough information, meanwhile there is so much information out there we couldn’t take it all in if we tried. We worry that we might miss something important, so too many of us sleep with our iPhones on our nightstand or miss what our kids are saying about their day at the dinner table because we are reading an email.
According to a report by Gallup on the State of The American Workplace, workplace engagement costs companies between $450 billion and $550 billion every year. These statistics indicate that companies know the importance of workplace engagement, however, only 30% of workers are engaged in the majority of workplaces nationwide. Workplace engagement is a critical component of making sure your organization doesn’t experience a high turnover rate. Having to constantly replace employees can severely affect the effectiveness of your hospital as well as increasing costs allocated to training and retention. Below are 5 of the top workplace engagement strategies to ensure your healthcare workforce is fully engaged and feels valued at all times.Read More >
One of the quickest ways to lose interest in your portal, or any website for that matter, is to have irrelevant, outdated, information published. In an age where instant access to up-to-the-minute information is the standard, your staff expects this in all areas of life including their workplace. If you don’t have the resources to staff a full-time Intranet content manager, there are other options that you could leverage to provide you with new content. One example is an RSS feed that can pull reliable content from industry resources to provide up-to-date news. Additionally, another idea might be to split up content updates or content creation amongst different departments (or even multiple staff within different departments) to help deviate some of the workload of regularly publishing content. Pending on your Intranet’s content publishing features, you might have an option to pre-schedule the publishing of certain events and announcements so your staff can work ahead on a content calendar keeping the communication more efficient and timely to.
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