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May
22
Category: 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
  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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May
08
Category: General Healthcare
  This week is one of my favorites all year: National Nurses Week. I’m proud every day of the profession I chose, but there is something incredibly special about people from across the country coming together to acknowledge the tremendous wo…
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May
01
Category: Secure Texting
  I woke up this morning from the alarm sounding on my smartphone. I reached over to turn the alarm off, then surfed some news and social media, noticed the weather, reviewed my sleep patterns, meditated with an app, checked my calendar, and answere…
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April
24
Category: Mobile Workflows
  Walk the show floor at HIMSS, or any healthcare technology tradeshow, and you’ll notice a lot of terms get thrown around. Enterprise. Platform. Real-time. Interoperability. The problem is that while the words are the same, vendors may h…
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April
17
Category: Contact Center
  As product manager of Spok contact center solutions, I spend a lot of time visiting our customers. I like to know what they’re doing, what they need, what they want—you get the idea. Through my travels and conversations, I’ve l…
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April
03
  Now that HIMSS18 is in the rearview mirror, we’re driving toward our next banner event of the year: Connect 18, Spok’s annual customer conference, Oct. 7-10 in Scottsdale, Arizona! The sprawling desert and endless blue sky create …
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March
27
Category: Mobile Workflows
  Hospital respondents recently ranked patient safety as priority No. 1 in the HIMSS 2018 Leadership and Workforce Survey—again. However, patient safety is an incredibly broad challenge. As a neonatal nurse practitioner, my hospital and my tea…
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March
20
Category: General Healthcare
  HIMSS18 was the biggest and best gathering of 40,000 of the brightest minds in health IT yet! I’ve attended more than 10 HIMSS annual conferences, and it never fails to surpass my expectations. Healthcare has big problems to solve, and HIM…
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March
13
Category: Mobile Workflows
  The U.S. has a health crisis on its hands that many people aren’t even aware of: Fewer than half of American adults have heard of sepsis, a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when chemicals released to fight infection trigg…
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