Healthcare Intranet

Jan 2022
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Healthcare Intranet

Intranets have the potential to greatly improve your internal communication. In this post we'll cover areas that you should consider when setting up your healthcare intranet.

Your healthcare Intranet acts as a central hub for your organization, connecting people with the information they need to get timely work done. Your staff members can stay up-to-date on company news and policies, find resources, share documents and much more. It’s also a great way to communicate with your team about upcoming events and announcements. 

An effective Intranet site will make it easy for users to find what they’re looking for without having to dig through tons of information. Keep in mind that an internal web portal isn’t just useful when onboarding new employees—it’s also important for current workers who need quick access to frequently used resources such as forms or policies/procedures manuals because if you don't have those things set up then people are going to take longer to find up to date information. 

Bring together relevant news, conversations, and resources in one convenient dashboard

At its most basic, an Intranet is an online resource for employees to connect with each other and the company. Employees can use it to find the latest news about their industry, ask questions of colleagues in the same field, or even read up on the latest career opportunities.

Intranets are more than just a place for people to communicate with each other; they’re also a way for companies to stay connected with their communities as well as their broader mission. This means that there are ways for employees to feel like they're making a difference through their work within every department at your company.

Orienting new employees with healthcare company policies, procedures, and information

There are several ways to make orientation more effective, engaging and inclusive. You can also make sure that it's efficient by using some of the best practices in healthcare intranet design.

  • Make sure all new employees get the same information at the same time
  • Use a custom intranet platform that has features built specifically for orientation
  • Include videos, animations, quizzes and games in your training material so that learners will have a better understanding
  • Provide a feedback mechanism on your training material so that you can improve it over time

Onboarding new staff with their job roles

  • Onboarding new staff with their job roles.
  • Training of new employees on how to get started in their role, what's expected from them and how best to support each other.
  • Guidance on how to set up your desk and computer, as well as email accounts, calendars and phones (if applicable).
  • Personal news feeds are a way to stay up to date on the latest updates from your colleagues, friends and communities you are part of on the intranet.
  • By utilising secure access to content, documents, and records for specific units, you can share information and resources with the right people at the right time.

Intranet helps hospitals orient new staff members through an inclusive and engaging experience

The goals of an Intranet should be to help healthcare staff from all units orient new staff members through an inclusive and engaging experience that encourages them to become deeply involved in their unit. 

The best way to accomplish this is by providing up-to-date information, including policies and procedures, benefits (such as tuition reimbursement or on-site childcare), important phone numbers, directories of departments and staff members, upcoming events and meetings.

In addition to providing useful information about the organization itself, an Intranet can also serve as a forum for communication between departments or groups within healthcare organizations. This can range from providing a space where employees can discuss ideas with one another or sharing resources that could help improve productivity.

Conclusion

An Intranet is a fundamental for engaging new employees and helping them feel like part of a team. It can also be used to help onboard new staff with their job roles, which is especially helpful for healthcare because it’s such an important subject matter that requires thorough knowledge in order for patients to receive quality care. 

An Intranet will give you peace of mind knowing all your information is safe from prying eyes or accidental leaks by providing secure access only to those who need it most. As you continue building out your organization's digital presence, consider how implementing an internal communication platform might benefit your company culture today!

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