Nov. 04, 2021, St. Augustine, FL – Flagler Health+, a not-for-profit total care enterprise serving Northeast Florida, has launched a major digital initiative in an effort to transform clinical communication, deliver more efficient patient care and lay a foundation for future growth.
Flagler Health is partnering with Halo Health to deploy a cloud-based platform that allows providers to communicate quickly and securely about patient care. The Halo Clinical Collaboration Platform™ (CCP) streamlines time-sensitive messages and workflows within a user-friendly mobile and desktop application.
Health care systems nationwide have adopted clinical collaboration technology to modernize their workflows and communication. The COVID-19 pandemic sparked a need for faster, more flexible collaboration across teams, which has further accelerated the digital shift. Flagler Health has joined the forefront of this movement by enabling more than 2,000 employees and 500 physicians across the system to communicate securely and seamlessly.
Flagler Health selected Halo Health because the technology provider offers a role-based communication feature leveraging Halo’s native scheduling system. Halo Health will be deployed on Spectralink Versity VoIP devices, which nurses will use throughout Flagler Hospital and other Flagler Health locations.
“Flagler Health is always evolving to continue improving our communities’ physical, social and economic health—and amplifying collaboration through technology was the natural next step,” said Melissa Cecil, chief information officer of Flagler Health. “Halo Health unifies and consolidates communication across our organization, delivering a significant return on investment. This initiative is a major win for our patients, providers and care enterprise.”
Halo Health’s technology allows teams to work more efficiently across the care continuum by:
- Enabling real-time communication to clinical and nonclinical staff to meet patients’ needs
- Offering role-based messaging across disciplines and specialties, so teams can consult the right person, no matter who’s on call
- Streamlining clinical workflows such as admission, transfer, discharge, consult and critical team activation
- Integrating with Flagler Health’s electronic health record (EHR) to inform patient care decisions and next steps
- Unifying EHR communications, such as lab and other reports, patient monitoring devices and nurse call systems
- Simplifying notifications sent to clinicians to relieve “alert fatigue” and reduce provider burnout
- Ensuring data privacy and security with HIPAA- and HITRUST-compliant technology
“Flagler Health has demonstrated outstanding leadership by unlocking digital collaboration to deliver the highest level of patient care,” said Jose Barreau, M.D., CEO, Halo Health. “We’re proud to partner with this future-oriented organization, and we commend Flagler Health’s investment and commitment to the communities it serves.”
About Flagler Health
Flagler Health+ is a total care enterprise aimed at advancing the physical, social and economic health of Northeast Florida communities. From serving as the lead agency for St. Johns County’s Continuum of Care with an aim to end homelessness, to bringing a new concept in health villages throughout the region, Flagler Health+ is your caring partner throughout the journey of life. Flagler Health+ is an extension of Flagler Hospital, which has a 130-year legacy of caring for the community. The 335-bed hospital has been named among America’s 100 Best hospitals out of nearly 4,500 nationwide. Flagler Hospital has also earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ from the Joint Commission for primary stroke care centers, national accreditation for its total hip and total knee replacement programs, accreditation from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer, and Center of Excellence designation for its bariatric surgery center. Visit www.flaglerhealth.org/.
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About Halo Health
Founded by clinicians, for clinicians, Halo Health is the healthcare technology company for clinical communication and collaboration. Its flagship offering is the Halo Clinical Collaboration PlatformTM (CCP), a cloud-based solution that accelerates time-sensitive clinical communication and workflow to improve patient care inside health systems and across the care continuum. Through its scalable platform for health systems, ambulatory, and long-term post-acute care organizations, Halo Health, formerly known as Doc Halo, has demonstrated years of experience and improved patient and financial outcomes for enterprise health customers. For more, visit www.halohealth.com or call 855-362-4256.
Julia Goebel, Halo Health