Inpatient medicine is a complex field where patients are often cared for by a team of doctors and APPs, with responsibilities and patient censuses constantly changing. Relaying information between providers can be time-consuming, especially without a streamlined solution in place. This results in a fragmented workforce, with a lot of wasted time and potential errors.

To tackle this problem, there are software solutions that assist with handoff transitions between providers and ensure efficient information transfer. This includes critical patient data, short narratives, and to-do lists that help the incoming provider quickly get up to speed with the patient’s journey. These solutions not only save time and money, but also improve the quality of patient care.

Verbal handoffs, shared spreadsheets, emails, texts, and even fax machines are not compliant with federal privacy laws, making it crucial to adopt a secure and HIPAA-compliant solution. Charge capture systems act as ideal handoff solutions that provide secure messaging and help convey information between providers without compromising patient privacy.

Adopting a technology solution like HybridChart can help streamline workflow and improve profitability and patient outcomes. With features such as charge capture, census management, secure messaging, discharge planning, and data analytics, HybridChart provides a comprehensive solution for inpatient medicine practices. By never missing another charge and being paid for the work you do, you can take your medical practice to the next level.

In conclusion, an efficient and secure solution for handoff transitions and information transfer is crucial for practices in inpatient medicine. By utilizing a technology solution, practices can scale, avoid provider burnout, and improve patient care. To learn more, visit HybridChart’s website at, call 877-977-5544, or schedule a demo today!

Dr. Gregory Sanders is a Harvard-trained, practicing cardiologist and founder and CEO of HybridChart. He has been coding since the 1980s and has spent his medical career focusing on improving processes. His patient care skills earned him recognition as one of Phoenix Magazine’s TOP DOCs. He lives in Scottsdale with his family.