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December
12
5 Ways to Think Beyond the Switchboard
  Are you underutilizing one of your most valuable resources? If you’re like many hospitals, you’ve invested in a significant infrastructure that could be doing much more for your patients, staff, and bottom line. Intrigued? It&rsqu…
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December
06
Category: Spok Customers
Planning for the Worst: How to Evolve Your Disaster Response to the Digital Age
  For hospitals, planning for worst-case scenarios isn’t just best practice, it can often mean life or death for patients. Still, some organizations have determined certain provisions, such as test systems, are too costly and unnecessary, an…
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November
27
Category: Spok Customers
FAQ: Platforms vs. Point Solutions
  A few weeks ago, I attended the CHIME Fall CIO Forum in San Diego. I’d call this the “healthcare CIO” event of the year. I had the opportunity to network with many leaders doing incredible things at their organizations. I even …
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November
12
Category: Project Success
4 Keys to Keep Your RFP Process as Painless as Possible
  It’s a big investment to implement new or upgrade existing healthcare technology, so how do you help ensure a successful process and outcome? You can spend copious amounts of your own time researching vendors, soliciting information, and c…
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November
06
Category: Spok Customers
Connect 18 Recap: New Experiences, Learnings, and Friends
  Connect, our annual healthcare customer conference, gets better every year. Since 2007, we’ve held this event—the “best week of the year,” as Brian Edds, vice president of product management, likes to say—and it&rsq…
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October
31
Category: Project Success
7 Mistakes to Avoid When Implementing Secure Messaging
  Secure messaging designed for healthcare has been around for about a decade, so you may think that most hospitals are using it today. But we’ve discovered that isn’t the case at all. During the rise of secure messaging solutions, …
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October
23
Category: Patient Safety
Top Health Technology Hazards (And How to Address Them)
  There is a one in a million chance of a person being harmed while traveling by plane. In contrast, there is a one in 300 chance of a person being harmed while receiving care, according to the World Health Organization. While there is obvious …
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October
16
Help Me Alexa, I’m in Pain
  It’s part of my daily routine—walk in the door of my Brooklyn apartment at the end of the day and ask “Alexa, what’s in the news?” In an instant, I’m caught up on anything I may have missed during the day whil…
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October
09
Shifting Gears: 6 Ways Clinicians Can Transition Into Health IT
  This week (Oct. 8-12) is National Health IT Week, a nationwide awareness week celebrating the essential role of health IT in transforming healthcare. Health IT certainly is essential to evolving an industry that is navigating an incredible wa…
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October
02
Sleep Well: 5 Ways to Quiet Hospitals, Promote Rest, and Improve Patient Satisfaction
  “Doctor, I hardly slept at all last night.” A good night’s sleep in a hospital has long been something of an oxymoron. But how bad is it? Until recently there had never been a large-scale study to examine sleep in general ho…
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