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March
19
Category: Patient Safety
Care Team(work): 5 Ways Health IT Supports Collaboration
  My career in healthcare started as a neonatal nurse back in the late 90s. At that time, most Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs), were designed in an open “bullpen” style. These multi-patient wards had few, if any walls, though curta…
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March
12
Category: Paging
Purge the Pager? At Your Own Risk
  At the end of last month, the National Health Service in the U.K. made a bold declaration: NHS Health Secretary Matt Hancock ordered the removal of pagers from NHS trusts by the end of 2021. “We've axed the fax, now we want to purge th…
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March
05
Category: Security
The CIO’s Guide to Security Frameworks in Healthcare
  Earlier this year I had the pleasure to jump on a call with several CHIME CIOs to discuss security awareness, industry certifications, and what matters most to CIOs, CSOs, and CTOs when it comes to cloud security. As the Chief Technology Officer…
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February
27
Category: General Healthcare
What We Learned at HIMSS19: EHR 2.0, AI, Interoperability, and More
  Whether you love or hate the annual HIMSS conference, there’s one thing we can all agree on: A gathering of that many people seeking to change healthcare in one space results in tides of information and innovation, which gives all of us in…
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February
19
Category: Security
4 Benefits of Being in the Cloud in Healthcare
  The cloud is steadily transforming the healthcare industry. According to the latest HIMSS Analytics brief on the cloud, 65 percent of healthcare organizations use cloud or cloud services, and of those, 88 percent are using cloud for Software as …
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February
11
Category: Meet Spok
The New Era of Care Team Collaboration: Introducing Cloud-Native Spok Care Connect
  I grew up in healthcare—my father was a pharmacist and my uncle was a general surgeon—and I spent my childhood years working in my dad’s pharmacy, a Norman Rockwell-esque corner drugstore in small-town Minnesota. It’s here …
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February
05
Simplify Nurses’ Lives: 5 Ways to Streamline Nursing Workflows
  Our nurses are in trouble: One-third of all nurses in the U.S. report an emotional exhaustion score of 27 or higher, considered to be “high burnout.” Long shifts, stressful work environments, and few reinforcements are unfortunately …
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January
29
Category: General Healthcare
4 Ways to Make a Difference at HIMSS19
  We’ve done a ton of recruiting at Spok over the past couple of years, particularly within our product engineering team to take the Spok Care Connect® platform to the next level (more on that in a minute). When I came aboard as Chief Te…
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January
22
Category: Interoperability
Integration vs. Interoperability: What’s the Difference?
  Search the term “healthcare interoperability” in Google, and you’ll receive well over 10 million results. Interoperability has become a lasting buzzword in the industry, yet somewhat maddeningly, there seem to be many definitio…
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January
16
3 Ways Technology Can Reduce Physicians’ Cognitive Load
  At the end of last year, Dr. Atul Gawande penned an article entitled “Why Doctors Hate Their Computers.” Gawande illustrates that the brunt of physician animosity toward computers centers on the explosion of information: Physician…
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