symplr in the Spotlight, June, 2023

Each month we provide a roundup of news, awards, and insights from symplr's thought leaders.

symplr awarded four Digital Health Awards 

The Digital Health Awards honors the world’s best digital health resources. symplr received Digital Health Awards for two blog posts, the symplr Compass Study report and a video on our standard user experience:

  • Silver Award for Hospitals' Mandate for Technology: Make Us More Efficient & Profitable, but Don't Disrupt Our Workforce blog post
  • Bronze Award for Social Determinates of Health Examples: Quality and Payments blog post
  • Bronze Award for From Disparate to Dynamic: Opportunities and Challenges in U.S Healthcare Operations white paper
  • Merit Award for symplr Alloy video

A panel of 80 experts in digital health media served as judges and selected gold, silver, bronze, and merit winners from more than 800 entries from healthcare organizations, associations and healthcare companies.

Read more here. 


symplr spearheads sweeping Pledge to Advance Healthcare Operations  

Stemming from executive insights at the 2023 Health Operations Summit, symplr launched a pledge galvanizing industry leader to meaningfully improve healthcare operations and patient care. Signed by health system and industry leaders, the pledge is open to all those committing to actionable steps that will increase efficiency and reduce the administrative and operational burden for healthcare workers.

The pledge details five key tenets identified by leaders of major health companies and hospital systems:

  1. Empower Decisions: Unify and standardize healthcare operations tools, reporting, and analytics for decision-making — ensuring we are getting near real-time, valuable insights from data
  2. Prioritize User Experience: Champion user-oriented technology that supports and strengthens an exhausted healthcare workforce
  3. Advocate for Better Data: Unite around one dynamic and reliable source of truth for provider data as well as other related healthcare operational data
  4. Expand Access, Build Loyalty: Exceed the expectations of today’s transient healthcare consumer with patient access and loyalty ecosystems that rival those found in other industries
  5. Facilitate the Advancement of Care: Embrace proven innovation and automation to streamline care and operational efficiency, raising expectations for how our industry delivers care

Read more in the press release.


Healthcare software investment: 5 questions for hospital C-Suite 

Brian Fugere, symplr’s Chief Product Officer, discussed key questions for hospital C-suite leaders to ask when making new software investments.


In the article published in HIT Consultant, he discusses how, as hospitals and health systems continue to be stretched thin by negative operating margins, competitive pressures, and workforce shortages, decision-makers must do more with less and make strategic software investments to reduce costs and increase efficiencies in both the short and long term.

Fugere shares how human-centered healthcare software that is built on a standardized enterprise-level architecture will ultimately help healthcare organizations reduce costs, improve clinician retention, mitigate risk, and optimize patient outcomes and experiences, enabling them to thrive amid existential pressures.

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15 communications pros share ways AI is impacting their work


Kristin Russel, symplr’s Chief Marketing Officer, is quoted alongside other Forbes Council members who offered their insights on ways AI is impacting their work as communications professionals.

Russel said, “In the healthcare industry, AI has largely been relied on to streamline administrative tasks, assess patient safety and risk management, and protect data and privacy.

Of course, AI cannot replace the value of healthcare providers, but in an economy with shrinking resources and workforce shortages, leveraging this tool allows providers to prioritize patient care over administrative work.”

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symplr recognized at Ragan's Employee Communication Awards luncheon 

symplr received awards for best Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) video and Best Interview or Profile, as well as an honorable mentions for Best Overall Intranet and Best Article Series/Blog, during the luncheon ceremony for the Ragan Employee Communication Awards.

symplr was also awarded Best Interview or Profile for honoring its personal connection to its partnership with DAISY. During a call, Heather, a symplr nurse, shared that her late husband Jason was a recipient of a DAISY Award. Senior Internal Communications Specialist Hannah Roberts corresponded with Heather utilizing compassion and interviewing skills to relay Jason’s story and show a celebration of life and a reminder of the many incredible nurses still practicing that also deserve spotlight and recognition.

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