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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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January
10
Category: Paging
Pagers\' Popularity: 5 Reasons It’s Still a Top Communication Tool in Healthcare
  From tech startups to mainstream news publications, many have decried the use of the pager in healthcare. They’ve compared it to the fax machine, and questioned its purpose in the age of universal smartphone use. Yet pagers are still he…
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January
03
Category: Spok Customers
What Do the Top 10 Most Wired Hospitals Have in Common?
  In November, CHIME named 254 organizations to its Healthcare’s Most Wired list. What does it take to achieve this distinguished ranking in healthcare IT? According to Russell Branzell, president and CEO of CHIME, any hospital can achiev…
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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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