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April 03
Save the Date for Connect 19: The Sky’s the Limit
  In February, we had our biggest HIMSS ever at HIMSS19 in Orlando: We donated $4,807.50 to healthcare charity organizations, saw record attendance at the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase, and of course, officially launched cloud-native Spok Care…
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March 26
Category: Project Success
Don’t Go It Alone: 3 Reasons to Call in the Pros for Your Secure Messaging Rollout
It’s easy to see the inherent value in secure messaging for care teams, especially with a vendor you already know and trust. What’s not so easy? Charting a path to effectively roll out secure messaging for more than 1,000 care team me…
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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 cur…
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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
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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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