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February
13
Category: Mobile Workflows
  Healthcare is officially on the verge of a mobility epidemic—and that’s a good thing. The industry is at a tipping point for mobile devices, according to a new report by our partner Zebra®, “The Future of Healthcare: 202…
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February
06
Category: Mobile Workflows
  As the leading provider of healthcare communications, we do it all: Anything that involves clinical communication and collaboration—secure messaging, paging, clinical alerting, contact center, critical test results—we’ve got you …
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January
30
Category: Secure Texting
  I sometimes see competitor marketing or industry publications describing Spok as a paging company. Sure, we’re the largest paging company in the U.S. with over 1 million subscribers. But we’re so much more: Spok has evolved to become…
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January
23
Category: Mobile Workflows
  As we move into a new year, there is no shortage of articles forecasting the priorities and trends for the industry in 2018: “Four healthcare technology trends to watch in 2018,” “5 health IT predictions for 2018,” and &l…
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January
09
Category: Emergency Response
  Last year, healthcare was the most targeted industry for malware attacks, accounting for 40 percent of all security incidents in the third quarter. Not to mention, the U.S. experienced 15 natural disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion …
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January
02
Category: Secure Texting
  If you had particularly valuable things in one room in your house, would you lock the door to that room when you leave home? Would you consider locking the door to that room, but not locking the exterior door to your home? Logically, you’d…
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December
19
Category: General Healthcare
  This is the seemingly impossible equation that has been dealt to healthcare. There are many ways hospitals and health systems are rising to meet this challenge, including changing business models, considering mergers and acquisitions, and de…
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December
11
  Hospitals and health systems typically spend between 2 and 4 percent of their total operating budget on health IT, which translates to hundreds of thousands up to millions of dollars. Plus, health IT spending is on the rise, with more than a qua…
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December
05
Category: Secure Texting
  Did you know that SMS (short message service) text messages are not encrypted, and anyone could buy a cheap scanner on Amazon, pull your SMS messages out of the air and read them clearly? Did you also know that a recent study found that 96 perce…
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November
22
Category: Mobile Workflows
While “do no harm” isn’t actually part of the Hippocratic Oath, patient safety is a foundational goal of every hospital and health system. However, adverse events still occur at an alarming rate. Recently, Becker’s Hospital Revie…
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