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September
19
Category: Alarm Management
  The sheer volume of alarms in the typical hospital room causes alarm fatigue: Clinicians experience sensory overload from the excessive number of alarms and become desensitized, which can lead to longer response times or critical alarms being miss…
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September
12
Category: General Healthcare
  How many times in history has disaster struck due the “Swiss Cheese model” of accident causation? From plane crashes and engineering errors to patient safety events, this model defines how a series of small errors can lead to a major e…
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September
06
Category: Contact Center
  Hospital merger and acquisition (M&A) activity continues to be hot—and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. There were 102 hospital merger and purchase transactions announced in 2016, a 55 percent increase compared with 2010, a…
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August
29
Category: Mobile Workflows
  “Where do we start?” That’s the most common question I receive from healthcare leaders when I ask them about their mobile strategy—or lack thereof. They’re definitely not alone: Our 2017 survey on mobility strate…
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August
21
  Connect 17, our annual healthcare customer conference, is going to be BIG. Officially, the title of the event, Oct. 15-18 in New Orleans, is “Big Thinking in the Big Easy.” However, you probably need a little more detail than that in…
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August
15
Category: Paging
  Here at Spok, we talk a lot about the reliability of paging, especially during natural disasters when cellular networks become overwhelmed. For the first time, we’re also proactively notifying our customers that paging is a reliable commun…
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August
09
Category: General Healthcare
  This week, U.S. News & World Report released their 2017-18 Best Hospitals Honor Roll, and Spok is honored to work with all 20 of these distinguished healthcare organizations, as well as the 10 hospitals named to the Best Children’s Hospi…
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August
01
Category: Paging
  Say what you want about pagers, but they are not going the way of the fax machine, at least in healthcare. The reality is that they’re still the de facto standard for communication at U.S. hospitals and health systems: A study published in…
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July
25
Category: General Healthcare
  Most people in healthcare have heard of the Triple Aim—a framework developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement for optimizing health systems by simultaneously pursuing three dimensions: Improved patient experience Better …
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July
19
Category: Alarm Management
  The telltale sounds of hospital rooms have been resonating down hallways and nurses stations for decades. The undeniable clinical beeps and buzzes started in the form of simple nurse call buttons in the 1950s when the technology first became com…
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