Health Information Communication among Health Personnel for Effective Patient Safety
Keywords:Health information, Communication, Healthcare personnel, Patient management procedure, Effective patient safety
This paper reviewed health information communication among healthcare personnel for effective patient safety and associated benefits. The paper focused on health information and healthcare personnel, evolution of written communication and media, health information communication with determinants, patient management procedure and patient safety. This paper used secondary data from internet, journals and books. A systematic analysis was applied to streamline the diverse concepts in order to determine occasional critical views to address. Findings included better, well-targeted health information communication as pivotal for optimal healthcare services and safety of the sick; improved health care and safety of the public with relative reduction in treatment cost, man-hour wastage and length of stay in hospital by patients; and needed avoidance of unexpected imposition of extra hours of work. Additionally, well-targeted health information communication directed on patient care plays a significant part in maintaining and advancing safety of patients effectively. The study recommended healthcare givers’ maximum cordial relationship with patient for improved health information communication, health institution management to train staff on new high technology equipment, strict enforcement of adherence to patient management procedure by team lead of health institution along with organizing regular updates for staff to avoid error and harm to patients, management of health institution to ensure instruments for patient diagnoses and treatment are regularly serviced for maximum functionality and medical team lead strictly ensuring instructions or directives given by consultants are passed both in written and oral forms so that no excuse is given for non-implementation.