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April 03
Category: Spok Customers
Save the Date for Connect 18: The New Frontier of Healthcare Communications
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 the …
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March 27
Category: Patient Safety
Putting the Patient First: 3 Ways Technology Can Improve Patient Safety and Outcomes
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
Top 9 Takeaways from HIMSS18
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 HIMSS…
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March 13
Category: Project Success
The National Sepsis Crisis – And How Health IT Can Help
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 trigger…
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February 27
Category: Interoperability
When Code Becomes Magic: The Power of Interoperability
In today’s healthcare, it can be difficult to awe a physician with healthcare information technology. It’s never been an easy job, to be sure, but with the administrative burden related to EHRs rising and contributing to physician burn…
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February 20
Category: Project Success
5 Critical Details to Include in Every HIT Project Communication Plan
Robert Plant once said, “Communication breakdown. It's always the same. I'm having a nervous breakdown. Drive me insane!”     If you execute a healthcare IT project without a communication plan, you risk creating a…
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February 13
Category: Staff Efficiency
Healthcare’s Tipping Point (Mobility for All)
Healthcare is officially on the verge of a mobility epidemic—and that’s a good thing. The industry is at a tipping point for mobile devices, according to a new report by our partner Zebra®, “The Future of Healthcare: 2022 Ho…
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February 06
3 Steps to Build Enterprise Healthcare Communications
As the leading provider of healthcare communications, we do it all: Anything that involves clinical communication and collaboration—secure messaging, paging, clinical alerting, contact center, critical test results—we’ve got you …
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January 30
The Connected Clinician: How to Receive Pages on Your Smartphone, PHI on Your Pager, and More
I sometimes see competitor marketing or industry publications describing Spok as a paging company. Sure, we’re the largest paging company in the U.S. with over 1 million subscribers. But we’re so much more: Spok has evolved to become…
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January 23
Category: Interoperability
The Healthcare Leader Perspective: 2018 Health IT Priorities
As we move into a new year, there is no shortage of articles forecasting the priorities and trends for the industry in 2018: “Four healthcare technology trends to watch in 2018,” “5 health IT predictions for 2018,” and &ldq…
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