Clinical communications - a new informatics paradigm

Enrico Coiera*

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Observational studies of clinical workers in a hospital setting suggest that communication problems are a significant source of inefficiency. The need to reduce interruptions, improve contactability, and the sharing of informal information suggests that a mobile communication system capable of supporting asynchronous messaging, role-based contact, and communication policies would be beneficial. A prototype of such a system is described.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationPalo Alto, USA
PublisherHwelett Packard Lab Technical Publ Dept
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - May 1996
Externally publishedYes


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Coiera, E. (1996). Clinical communications - a new informatics paradigm. (96-64 ed.) Palo Alto, USA: Hwelett Packard Lab Technical Publ Dept.