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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 outcom…
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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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July
11
Category: General Healthcare
  Consider this: Physicians and nurses are the most common users of health IT. Nearly 90 percent of physicians are now using an EHR. Ninety-five percent of nurses own a smartphone, and 88 percent use clinical apps during their shifts. Yet despite …
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June
27
Category: Paging
  The State of Mobile Communications in Healthcare They say the only constant in healthcare is change—and we would add that the only standard in communication devices is your own. Each year, we survey Spok customers about the mobile devic…
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June
20
Category: General Healthcare
  One thing we know to be true at Spok®: We don’t operate in a vacuum. While Spok Care Connect® is an enterprise healthcare communications platform, that platform sits within the complex environment of a health system and needs to inte…
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June
13
Category: General Healthcare
  Our most popular blog post in Spokwise history is this one on the history of pagers. As the largest paging provider in the U.S., this certainly is nice to see. However, as the global leader in healthcare communications that provides a host of solu…
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June
06
Category: General Healthcare
IBM Chairman, CEO, and President Ginni Rometty has called cyber crime “the greatest threat to every company in the world.” It’s estimated that cyberattacks cost businesses as much as $400 billion a year in 2015, and experts are predictin…
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May
30
Category: Contact Center
  How On-Call Scheduling Can Help Patients Today There are many factors involved in good patient care. From knowledgeable, personable staff to a comfortable environment, hospitals need to provide a positive experience for every patient who passes t…
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May
23
Category: Secure Texting
  If your eyes are downcast at your smartphone, there is a pretty good chance someone is finding you rude. Whether you’re texting at the table during dinner, checking the score of the game at a social gathering, or not so discreetly checking y…
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