UMMC Webinar


Improving Care Team
Communication and Patient Care

UMMC leaders present
how their communications evolved
from patchy to precise


Listen to this 1-hour webinar as clinical and Biomed leaders at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) and University of Maryland Children’s Hospital (UMCH) explain how outdated technologies and processes once hindered efficient care team communication and impacted clinical workflows. Learn as they share best practices for improving alarm management, data sharing at the point-of-care, and care team communication.


  • Learn how care team communication evolved from verbal handoffs involving multiple providers to direct, efficient, and secure texting
  • Evaluate different approaches to alarm management and clinical communication and outcomes for a common clinical scenario
  • Recognize the value of wireless technology to improve multi-disciplinary clinical communication
  • Learn of considerations that must be made when employing middleware for clinical communication, including human factors design
  • Learn about implementation challenges including financial cost and implementation best practices
  • Hear recommendations for implementation of wireless messaging

Guest Speakers Include

  • George Reed, MBA, Director of Clinical Engineering – UMMC
  • Inhel Rekik, B.ENG MS, Clinical Engineer – UMMC
  • Colleen Driscoll, MD – UMMC



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