symplr Clinical Communications combines voice, video, alarms, alerts, and messages in one secure, HIPAA/HITECH compliant application. Much more than secure messaging, a clinical collaboration platform must integrate with electronic health records (EHRs) to allow notifications based on HL7 ADT for patient information, HL7 ORU for laboratory or radiology results, and SMTP for sepsis alerts.
A clinical collaboration platform (CCP) and the EHR comprise a dynamic technology combination. EHRs provide the information needed for patient care, and CCPs allow providers to act on data efficiently and effectively. When comparing technology options, look for a CCP that can integrate with your EHR, to maximize the benefits of each.