Healthcare is supposed to be about preventing "silos"....but unfortunately, they are everywhere in healthcare. Hospital management, their clinical department's, physicians' offices, and ancillary services offices tightly control their data and best practices. Seems like control is everything and sharing is very limited. These silos of healthcare's biggest flaws. (1)
It is time to connect the dots in acute care medicine. We need to breakdown these silos to improve the patient experience and productivity. The impact would extend to the operational, clinical, and financial operations. "The fragmentation and variability associated with silo operations is the root cause of inefficiency and the biggest obstacle....,"(2) It is time to make a change.