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August
26
I’ve helped a lot of hospitals implement new communication solutions across their organizations. These range from our secure texting app and on-call scheduling software to call center solutions and more. While technical knowledge is needed to in…
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August
19
Category: Alarm Management
When was the last time you heard a car alarm blaring? If you live in a city or suburban area, chances are it’s a regular occurrence. But when was the last time you jumped up expecting to see a theft in progress, or felt anything other than annoyance…
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August
14
The biggest and most exciting event in my annual calendar is Spok’s customer conference, Connect. Just like planning for a wedding, I start more than a year in advance because it’s a giant puzzle. We start with the frame, picking the locat…
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August
05
Category: Paging
  I read an opinion piece last week listing older technologies that a smartphone has rendered obsolete. Among the items were calculators, cameras, and pagers. I can take issue with any of these examples, especially for circumstances that are outside…
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July
29
Category: General Healthcare
  There’s a phrase my father used to use, “Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.” He usually applied it when planning personal affairs and anticipating health outcomes, but it’s a great wisdom to apply to the business …
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July
22
  Last week was our first Physician Advisory Board meeting as Spok (pronounced spoke). I felt privileged to be a proverbial fly on the wall during the discussion. The first topic of conversation was, of course, our new brand. The board’s resp…
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July
16
Category: General Healthcare
We’d like to commend these 17 progressive facilities, noted by U.S. News & World Report for providing all-around excellent care with best practices. All 17 of these top “Honor Roll” hospitals rely on Spok as part of their critic…
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July
08
  Today is a really special occasion. Companies often modify their brands, refine their messages, and redesign logos. Less frequent in the marketplace, though, are examples of two companies becoming a unified entity with a singular mission. As of t…
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