As you well know, hospitals are highly complex and unique entities, each guided by its own norms, protocols and workflow processes.
This lack of standardization, often identified as an industry weakness, becomes a source of strength on the Healthcare Open Source Ecosystem, where clinicians use the Clinician Specialties community to compare information.
For instance, a hospital in Texas uses OpenVista to improve its Emergency Room triage process. Without the Ecosystem facilitating exchanges between these Lone Star State clinicians and healthcare providers nationwide or around the world, information about that advance in ER triaging might have remained in a silo. Now that information benefits a broad spectrum of patients.
Blogs, documents and discussions enable clinicians of any specialty to ask questions and share valuable insights gained from daily practice and ongoing process improvement.