Each month we provide a roundup of news, awards, and features about symplr and symplr's subject-matter experts.
G2 names symplr Workforce Management solutions as Leaders and High Performers
G2 released its Winter 2023 Grid Reports, recognizing symplr Workforce, symplr Clinical Communications, and symplr Talent Management solutions as "Leaders" and "High Performers" in their respective categories.
symplr Workforce was ranked #1 in talent management, regulation and compliance, and personnel management and received the following awards:
- High Performer in Medical Staff Scheduling and Healthcare HR (Grid Report)
- High Performer in Healthcare HR (Enterprise Grid Report)
symplr Clinical Communications was ranked #1 in healthcare messaging, clinical communication, HIPAA-compliant messaging, compliant emailing, quality of support, workflow enhancement, staff scheduling, message lifespan, ease of use, and user satisfaction and received the following awards:
- Grid Leader and Momentum Grid Leader in Clinical Communication and Collaboration and HIPAA-Compliant Messaging
- Grid Leader in HIPAA-Compliant Messaging (Mid-Market Grid Report)
- High Performer in HIPAA-Compliant Messaging (Small Business Grid Report)
symplr Talent Management was ranked #1 in regulation and compliance and ease of administration and was named a High Performer in Healthcare HR (Mid-Market Grid Report).
G2 releases Grid Reports quarterly, ranking products/solutions based on reviews gathered from its community, as well as data aggregated from online sources and social networks. Products in the leader quadrant are “rated highly by G2 users and have substantial market presence scores.”
Read symplr’s complete G2 profiles here:
The nursing-physician dynamic: A missing link in the burnout epidemic?
symplr clinical leaders Angel Javier Mena Aguilar, MD, CMO; and Ali Morin, MSN, RN-BC, vice president of nursing informatics, published an article in Becker’s Hospital Review.
Their article sounded an alarm that the nurse-physician dynamic is broken, and this has far-reaching effects on physicians' and nurses' engagement in patient care. This broken link, among other workforce issues, is exacerbating the burnout, fatigue, and frustration our clinical experts are feeling.
Improvements to patient care require exceptional clinical collaboration and communication, they wrote. Role-based collaboration among healthcare professionals who represent different disciplines and offer differing points of view results in care plans that best address patients' needs. From the clinician's perspective, there's something truly empowering about working closely with other practitioners to provide a comprehensive path to improved health. Doctors and nurses learn from one another and thus are able to provide even higher levels of care.
The medical imaging year in review
Tom Watson, principal advisor with symplr Spend, was published in the latest issue of HealthCare Business News. Partnerships, mergers, and acquisitions in the healthcare industry are impacting not only imaging, but the entire spectrum of medical diagnostic and therapeutic capital technology: Healthcare organizations now present as a more condensed profile, contributing to a new normal in capital buying, he wrote.
In response, many imaging vendors implemented price increases to boost profitability and counter the hurdles they’ve faced in the prior two-plus years: the rising costs of goods, production, delivery, and support.
Watson's article also noted that many healthcare organizations decreased their capital budgets post-pandemic. As a result, replacement of aging technology is a major focus. New technology that is a preference rather than a necessity receives increased scrutiny. The key metrics being used for capital decisions include clinical efficacy and proven improved patient outcomes, reduced hospital days, and rapid revenue generation.
symplr CMO Kristin Russel quoted in Forbes
symplr Chief Marketing Officer Kristin Russel’s expertise on the importance of a strong internal communications strategy was highlighted recently in Forbes. Her guidance was featured alongside other Forbes Council members in the article titled, “16 Essential Components Of An Internal Comms Strategy For Teams.”
Discussing symplr's strategies, Russel said, “Active engagement and recognition through our intranet, town halls, and events promote regular employee involvement. We find that participation in these internal communications increases employee buy-in and organizational value-building. Dependable communication promoting and recognizing employee efforts reinforces our mission and shared goals, strengthening the organization as a whole.”
Leading with authenticity and leveraging parenting skills as a leader
symplr President Nicole Rogas wrote a LinkedIn post addressing the challenges of working parents. She detailed the hardships about being both a parent and a leader, and went further to say that she and readers are already encompassing both of those roles.
“You are a leader at home and work. No matter the season of your life – don’t let anyone curtail your ambition. Prepare and show up with your authentic self. There’s only one you, and you’re here to lead,” Rogas wrote.