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July
18
Category: Contact Center
Did You Know? 6 Ways to Make Physicians’ Lives Easier
  I worked for many years as a hospitalist, mostly on weekends. Every Saturday when I walked in, I knew there would be three challenging tasks. First, I had to review the 12-20 patient charts and formulate a plan to prioritize and systematically see…
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July
10
Category: Paging
Standard or Encrypted Pagers: What’s the Difference and Which Is Best for My Hospital?
  Standard pagers remain a reliable, cost effective, and convenient way for communicating non-sensitive short messages, such as code alerts (without PHI), transport requests, and environmental notifications to name a few. As the largest paging pro…
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July
03
Category: General Healthcare
The Top 10 Spokwise Healthcare Blog Posts of All Time
  Confession: The Spokwise Healthcare Blog is old in blog years. It turned eight this summer, and our content and readership have grown exponentially in the past few years. It seems like the perfect occasion to look back at our most popular posts of…
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June
26
Category: Mobile Workflows
Back to Basics: Wi-Fi Coverage Is Key to Secure Messaging Success
  When my wife and I bought our house nine years ago, we were looking for what most first-time home buyers are: custom cosmetic touches, specific styles, conveniences, and colors (all the wrong things to be looking for). Despite loving the home…
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June
20
Category: General Healthcare
Nursing’s Hidden Leadership Gap: Why Every Hospital Needs a CNIO
  Most people within healthcare are well informed about the nursing shortage: There are not enough nursing graduates to keep up with rising demand driven by a rapidly aging population, and the imbalance is projected to last through at least 2025 a…
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June
12
Category: Alarm Management
From Doctor to Patient: A Reminder of Why Healthcare IT Matters
  I recently underwent a major, elective orthopedic surgery at a highly regarded health system. I’m thrilled with the results so far and am recovering faster than I expected, but I wanted to share my most worrisome moment as a patient. On…
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June
05
Category: General Healthcare
3 Clever Ways to Get More Out of Your EHR
After working in the healthcare IT industry for more than a decade, you start to notice things that customers do well (or not so well) with their technology solutions. Particularly, healthcare facilities’ utilization of EHRs. I worke…
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May
29
Category: Alarm Management
My Experience as the Patient’s Father
  Watching my tiny, 5-pound daughter endure blood draws, MRIs, and EEGs filled me with a deep level of anxiety and anticipation—every test was the most difficult thing I’d ever been through. As my daughter was administered IVs and a sp…
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May
22
Category: Paging
7 Shocking Facts About Paging
  As the largest paging provider in the U.S., we’ve heard all of the jokes about pagers: “I haven’t seen one of those since I had hair!” and “Those are still a thing?” We’re quick to both chuckle and ex…
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May
15
Category: General Healthcare
Risky Business: 3 Problems With Outdated Software
  More than 15 percent of computers used in healthcare are running outdated versions of operating systems, according to a 2017 study. This probably isn’t a surprise to you if you work in the industry—you may very well be reading this o…
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