Driving Digital Transformation During a Pandemic: Case Study of Virtual Collaboration in a German Hospital

Driving Digital Transformation During a Pandemic: Case Study of Virtual Collaboration in a German Hospital

Collaboration among hospital employees, particularly between physicians and interconnected medical departments, is essential for the overall diagnosis and treatment process. Because the health care system is interdisciplinary in nature, goal-driven collaboration enhances the performance of services, quality of care, and patient outcomes. Collaboration in hospitals can be defined as a professional alliance between health care specialists from multiple medical disciplines with diverse backgrounds and varying expertise, who jointly provide benefits for patients. Although collaboration is considered to be a top priority in hospitals, some common issues are frequently experienced by clinicians. Insufficient communication, including improper exchange of medical information, is a prevalent concern. Clinicians manage their tasks in isolation with a lack of mutual understanding, which prevents the sharing of knowledge across departmental boundaries and inhibits collaboration between disciplines. Consistent presentation of medical data is lacking, and the retrieval of information stored across diversified systems is a time-consuming procedure.

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