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CINCINNATI, OH – October 17, 2017 –Doc Halo, a pioneer in real-time clinical communication and care coordination, has announced the release of its unified cloud based platform under the name Halo Spectrum.
Halo Spectrum is changing the way large health systems communicate and coordinate acute and ambulatory care in real time. The new Halo Spectrum platform consists of Messaging, Teams, Voice and Alerts on one platform, providing a full suite of tools designed to improve clinical communication and work seamlessly together. The technology addresses a vital challenge in healthcare: Nearly 80 percent of serious medical errors involve miscommunication during patient transfers, according to the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare.
“With the name change to Halo Spectrum, we wanted to convey that our product now covers the full spectrum of health care communication needs for physicians, nurses and all clinical workers,” said Dr. Jose Barreau, Co-Founder and CEO of Doc Halo.
Halo Spectrum not only includes its Enterprise Messaging foundation module, but also Teams, a clinical coordination system which includes organizing Roles, Clinical Teams, Critical Teams and Enterprise wide on-call physician scheduling; Voice, which provides VoIP calling and other voice technologies; and Alerts, ensuring receipt and acknowledgement of only the most critical mobilized alerts in the hospital, helping to reduce fatigue. The product can be implemented in phases, depending on the needs of the health system.
“It is an exciting time at Doc Halo as we continue to define the standards for Real Time Communication across major health systems with Halo Spectrum. Our health system partners realize that it’s essential to have one unified communication system that goes across the acute and ambulatory settings for good patient outcomes and clinician satisfaction, and that is what we are delivering,” said Dr. Barreau.
About Doc Halo
Doc Halo’s clinical communication platform, Halo Spectrum, is transforming patient care by streamlining real-time communication and coordinating care among physicians, nurses and staff. The mobile app and online console provide Messaging, Teams, Voice and Alerts modules, robust care coordination tools that integrate with hospital systems to provide faster, more efficient patient care. With exclusive focus on real-time clinical communication, Doc Halo has implemented its platform in some of the most prestigious healthcare organizations in the country. www.dochalo.com . Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube.
Director of Marketing Communications, Doc Halo
CINCINNATI, OH – February 13, 2018 – Doc Halo, the pioneer in clinical communication technology, has connected the largest cities in Ohio on the Halo Spectrum platform. The cloud- based platform that runs on smartphones allows hospitals to unify mobile communication and improve workflows for clinicians. In addition, by accessing the database on the platform, physicians can communicate with colleagues across the state and the nation.
University Hospitals of Cleveland has been on the system for over a year, and Sisters of Charity Hospital System in Cleveland is set to Go Live next month. The Ohio State University also recently launched the platform for 20,000 health professionals. In addition, several organizations in Cincinnati including TriHealth, add to the expanding network across the state, improving communication and care coordination. In total, there are now more than 55,000 health care professionals communicating on Halo Spectrum in Ohio.
Central Ohio Primary Care Physicians (COPCP), one of the nation’s largest independent primary care networks with nearly 400 physicians, and one of the early adopters in Ohio has been using Halo Spectrum for more than two years. “We are happy to partner with Doc Halo in order for our physicians to provide even better patient care through high quality and timely communications,” said Angelo Mazzacco, Chief Information Officer at COPCP.
“As a practicing physician and from the perspective of an administrator, I can state that Doc Halo has had a tremendous positive impact on our company,” said Dr. Robert Stone, Medical Director of COPCP. “Physicians appreciate the convenience of receiving HIPAA-compliant reports without having to call in and potentially wait on hold for a verbal report as well as the ease with which they can contact colleagues. It integrates seamlessly with smartphones and we have made it mandatory that all physicians are on the system.”
Doc Halo’s platform includes HIPAA-compliant texting, improved voice technologies, mobilized alerts, and real-time smart scheduling for clinical team coordination.
Several other states are also developing networks. The Health Information Exchange (HIE) for the state of Maryland, CRISP, has deployed Halo Spectrum across the state. Several hospitals and provider organizations throughout the state are on the network, and the University of Maryland Health System recently implemented the Halo Spectrum platform.
“As care coordination becomes increasingly important to improving patient outcomes and managing cost, the need to implement efficient and secure communication options for care team members is critical,” said Brandon Neiswender, Vice President & COO at CRISP. “Incorporating secure texting along with cross community directories allows for real-time communications that make care coordination a reality.”
A clinical communication platform like Halo Spectrum is distinct from Electronic Health Records. Although EHR’s improve documentation and revenue cycle management for health systems, many experts agree they have little impact and, in some cases, detrimental effects on real-time communication and collaboration. This is where cloud-based technology that can be easily configured to cross facilities, cross organizations and align clinicians is having a large impact on patient care.
“The rapid exchange of actionable clinical communications for nurses and physicians reduces delays in care,” said Allison Morin, MSN, RN-BC, and Director of Nursing Informatics at Doc Halo. “This has a tremendous impact on patient care and significantly improves physician and nurse satisfaction.”
About Doc Halo
Doc Halo’s goal is to transform healthcare communication through cloud-based technologies that reduce errors and delays in patient care. The Halo Spectrum Platform includes HIPAA-compliant Messaging, Voice technology, and mobilized Alerts, all powered by Smart Scheduling and Teams™. Learn more at ww.dochalo.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube.
Director of Marketing Communications, Doc Halo