Clinical Communications (formerly Halo Health)
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The product does great for us. We use it as our main source of secure messaging within the...

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We can always send a message to symplr's support team, and we get a pretty immediate response from...

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Manager

symplr is very easy to work with and reach out to. They are interested in giving us tools even if we...

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There was a time when we were wondering whether we could send messages as emails because we wanted...

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Clinical Communications solved a problem we had with trying to communicate securely internally and...

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We are satisfied with the vendor’s training, and we can find the answers we need either by digging...

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VP/Other Executive

The product offers a way to message safely regarding patient information. I have not noticed...

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VP/Other Executive

We have not had any ongoing training since we worked with Halo Health. I am not dissatisfied with...

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VP/Other Executive

There are a few things that are not meeting our needs right now. Clinical Communications only stores...

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VP/Other Executive

The vendor is not great at being proactive. Frequently, when the tool is down, we get zero...

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During the implementation, we didn’t have a great understanding of what resources would be needed...

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CMIO

The product’s core functionality, which is secure messaging, has been highly valuable for us. The...

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CMIO

We recently went live with the clinical collaboration platform, which gives us some additional...

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CMIO

The vendor has always been so responsive. They have felt more like a partner than a vendor. They...

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symplr has been really good to work with. We transitioned to a different license, and that took away...

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The vendor has been more innovative than I would have asked for. I always get a little skeptical...

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Director

Compared to all the different technologies that we have implemented, Halo Health's solution has been...

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Director

I was not familiar with symplr at all before they took over Halo Health. I have done a little...

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Director

I am excited about the potential of symplr's scheduling platform. When we met with the vendor...

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Director

symplr must know that their end users are on the edge of their seats wondering what is going to...

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Director

I would like to see symplr maintain Halo Health's provider engagement. I participated previously in...

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Director

The vendor has advertised functionality in their step-by-step commands that doesn't work. There are...

May 2022
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Director

We have had no real issues with symplr Clinical Communications. It has been an incredibly robust...

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Director

There wasn't any training with symplr Clinical Communications. We didn't really need any. I never...

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Analyst/Coordinator

I would like to see a whole month's view of the schedule instead of trigger flipping day by day. It...

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Analyst/Coordinator

The system does what we need it to do. We went from a paper-based system to an online scheduling...

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The vendor is always there for support. I even called the vendor recently, and they were able to...

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Things are ever changing in healthcare, but I don't think my satisfaction with the system is going...

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I wouldn't buy the system again if we started over. There are some issues that we have had in the...

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Analyst/Coordinator

One area of frustration is with sending out a message. We can only send a message via a computer and...

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Analyst/Coordinator

We haven't really had any new trainings from the vendor. We don't meet regularly anymore to discuss...

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CMIO

If we have an outage or disaster and need to warn people about certain things happening, we can send...

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CMIO

We wish the product's integration with our EMR were a bit simpler. I wish that an event in our EMR...

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CMIO

The vendor wants to get into areas that we aren't always interested in. At one point, the vendor was...

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CMIO

When we did an RFP process for a secure texting vendor, we strongly considered our EMR vendor’s...

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CMIO

The product seems very solid. There aren't times when things aren't delivered. The product handles...

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CNIO

We would probably not get the product again. We got it because our other vendor didn’t have the...

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CNIO

Our nursing users struggle with the product. It assumes that everyone has a smartphone in their...

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CNIO

symplr is constantly reaching out to see what projects I am working on and see how they can support...

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CIO

symplr really needs to understand the importance of the integration between Halo and our EHR in...

Feb 2022
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CIO

symplr needs to understand exactly how important secure messaging is. My entire technology team has...

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CMIO

The solution's usability is great, and its features are well designed. We haven't taken all of the...

Dec 2021
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CMIO

Halo Health is responsive to our questions. They do a great job of leading us through upgrades. Our...

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Manager

We are highly satisfied with the solution, and I think that our satisfaction will stay the same in...

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Director

Halo Health has been great. They bent over backward to get us up and running on very short notice....

Nov 2021
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Director

There were a few features that we thought would integrate easily, but we discovered that the system...

Nov 2021
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Director

After I first heard of Halo Health, I did a little research on them on my own and reached out to the...

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Director

We have regular meetings with Halo Health. A couple of folks connect with us and go through...

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Director

Halo Health's system is very integrated into our health system. It is used every day by many users....

Sep 2021
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Director

The folks that manage the on-call side love the setup. We used to have a spreadsheet, and that was a...

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Director

In the beginning, we felt that Halo Health was nickel-and-diming us because of the licensing model,...

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Manager

We get alerts and messages on our phones about product updates. Halo is very informative about those...

Aug 2021
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Manager

There is a function of Halo that allows other providers on the platform to message providers outside...

Aug 2021
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Manager

Halo is a good product that I would recommend. The stability is very good. We have had a few little...

Aug 2021
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Manager

We had an issue with Halo’s notification tool. Our PC users didn’t have a fully logged-into device,...

Aug 2021
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CMIO

There were some functionalities that were glossed over and made to look a lot more functional than...

Aug 2021
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CMIO

Some of the older systems are no longer compatible, and end users aren’t going to be able to use...

Aug 2021
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CMIO

Halo Health truly makes the effort when they find out there is an error or a problem.

Aug 2021
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Director

The way we use Halo is very basic. We just use it for provider-to-provider secure text messaging. We...

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Director

The providers love Halo. It is a great tool for them to use, and it enables them to be more mobile...

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Manager

Halo is fabulous. Our group has benefitted greatly from its use in communicating not only within our...

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Director

I would like to be better aware of who is actually signed in and online with Halo within our...

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Director

The vendor has been great to work with. Our sales representative is very knowledgeable and very...

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Manager

I would recommend Halo because it is very user friendly. It allows for communication between our...

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Manager

Halo Health meets most of our needs, but they could incorporate functionality like call schedules so...

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Manager

Halo Health is always there to support us. If I have any questions, I can contact them and get a response....

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Manager

It is very easy to get into Halo. As an administrator, all I have to do is go in. The buttons are...

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Analyst/Coordinator

In the past, Halo Health has done a couple of system maintenance things where they have given us a...

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Analyst/Coordinator

We really love Halo. Because of some organizational changes, we were forced to use it, but we have...

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Analyst/Coordinator

Our integration with our EMR is not what we were hoping it would be. It was supposed to allow staff...

Jul 2021
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Analyst/Coordinator

The only thing that we get a lot of complaints about is that it is very hard to print a picture that...

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Analyst/Coordinator

Halo has been pretty consistent since we started with the product. The only interaction we have with...

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VP/Other Executive

Things with Halo have been positive. It is nice to know that we have a HIPAA-compliant messaging...

Jul 2021
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VP/Other Executive

People have complained that the messages from Halo go away after a certain period of time, so if...

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VP/Other Executive

We have only ever had one issue with Halo. The vendor has been really good for us. The one time we...

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Manager

We were looking for a secure way to communicate. We had no secure communication systems that we...

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Manager

I don't have any issues with Halo's support people. They always take care of any issues, but I...

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Manager

I like the intuitiveness of Halo for the end users, and it is very simple and easy to use. Using...

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Manager

I like Halo’s customer support. The customer support people respond quickly and don't close a ticket...

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Manager

When we were training, Halo went through a lot of turnover, so some of the staff members who were...

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Manager

It would be nice if Halo integrated with our electronic health records, but it does not.

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Manager

I had some issues with the initial contract and felt like something wasn't right. So I asked the...

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Manager

We don't really integrate Halo with anything else. There are a lot of extra capabilities that we...

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Director

Our primary outcome has been efficiency. We have moved our call teams onto Halo, and it is just much...

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Director

I am really trying to get ahold of the appropriate use of the software. The nurses are not to...

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Director

Halo has a process where we can notate a message as inappropriate, and there is a report of all the...

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Analyst/Coordinator

We did a lot more work around building teams in Halo than we did previously. People were using Halo...

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Analyst/Coordinator

Halo Health often asks us for feedback. They want to know how they can make the product better and...

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Analyst/Coordinator

We have seen several great benefits from implementing Halo. It allows us to quickly reach doctors...

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Analyst/Coordinator

We have really enjoyed the Gatekeeper functionality from Halo Health. Previously, if surgeons were...

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Director

I wouldn't buy Halo again. That is only because we consciously made a decision to move away from...

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Director

I didn't feel like Halo Health was nickel-and-diming us, but they had too many failures to demand as...

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Director

Halo Health is small enough and responsive enough that if we need to talk to someone on the...

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Analyst/Coordinator

Halo Health is a vendor that I extremely appreciate. They are extremely responsive. They are very...

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Analyst/Coordinator

Halo is more efficient than the old way of doing things where we would page a provider and wait for...

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Analyst/Coordinator

I really appreciate the ability to send photos and videos through Halo. That really helps. From a...

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Analyst/Coordinator

Halo has patient-centric messaging. Instead of somebody having to put in the message to patient...

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Analyst/Coordinator

We have really streamlined communication between our clinical teams, and that is great. The other...

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Analyst/Coordinator

I would like to be able to integrate Halo with our nurse call system so that when a patient hits...

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Manager

We are moving to another system to replace Halo. This is an enterprise decision that is not related...

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Manager

We have had a very good relationship with Halo Health over the years. They have been very...

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Manager

We don't get nickel-and-dimed. We work out contract details, and they stay that way.

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Manager

In the last couple of years, Halo Health has been great about notifying us about upgrades. For...

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Manager

Our chief frustrations have been delays and the time it takes to roll out new features that we...

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Manager

Our primary purpose for the system was to achieve clinical messaging, and it fulfilled that. We are...

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Manager

We had multiple features that we had within our price point, but we weren't using everything that we...

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Manager

Halo is very simple to use. I set up and educate all my new employees on Halo. It does exactly what...

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Manager

With Halo, we aren't able to scan a file into a PDF and be HIPAA compliant. The ability to do that...

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Manager

I can email the vendor's support people every time I have an issue. My contact gets back to me right...

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VP/Other Executive

Our transition to Halo was fine. We are doing things a little differently, but Halo Health was super...

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VP/Other Executive

Halo is working out really well for us. The vendor is showing a very good propensity for solving the...

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VP/Other Executive

At one point, Halo Health knew that they couldn't meet certain requirements. So they went back to...

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VP/Other Executive

Halo works great for picture sharing and for our day-in and day-out communications. Our problem was...

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VP/Other Executive

We seem to get good resources from Halo. I am impressed with the way that they do things. The vendor...

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VP/Other Executive

We have partners who are headed in Halo's direction, and we want to do better about contacting care...

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Manager

Halo is an easy, very adaptable product. Halo Health is very straightforward with their fees. I...

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Analyst/Coordinator

I don't see Halo going anywhere. Our doctors use it quite often. The solution lets us know when it...

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Manager

The platform that Halo Health uses for messaging is very stable and easy to use. We use it primarily...

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The support from Halo Health is good. The support people are responsive to our needs and help us...

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Manager

I wish that Halo Health also offered a calling feature to the product. There are times that we need...

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Manager

Halo is really easy to use. It is just easy to add additional providers. I just go in, do it, and it...

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Manager

It would be nice to have a longer history of messages. I think Halo drops messages off at 30 days....

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We have had a wonderful experience with Halo Health. We have a great partnership. We aren't just a...

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One of the pros of Halo Health is that they are very transparent. They showed us the statement of...

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The uptime is amazing and phenomenal. There were a few glitches with some previous versions of the...

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We have loved the level of personalized service that Halo Health has promised. Halo Health continues...

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We started down the RFP process, and there was pretty much a unanimous decision to go with Halo...

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Manager

During the peak of COVID-19, Halo Health did remote support during the go-live week. That wasn't the...

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Halo Health has been extremely helpful with conducting training, even some ad hoc training that we...

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Integration is an opportunity for improvement for Halo Health. Halo integrates with some programs,...

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Halo Health's biggest opportunity has to do with the reporting functionality. Halo has a few canned...

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Manager

There are some opportunities within the contact card to be able to search some fields and get...

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Manager

Halo is really simple to use. Halo Health does a fantastic job in comparison to their competitors....

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Director

I love Halo. It is now a verb. Just like we would ask whether we have Googled someone, we ask if...

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Director

Halo is run by a doctor and supported by clinicians. Therefore, they have a good understanding of...

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