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August
29
7 Must-Have Components for a Mobile Strategy
  “Where do we start?” That’s the most common question I receive from healthcare leaders when I ask them about their mobile strategy—or lack thereof. They’re definitely not alone: Our 2017 survey on mobility strategies…
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August
21
Category: Spok Customers
Connect 17 By the Numbers: Top 5 Reasons to Join Us in New Orleans
  Connect 17, our annual healthcare customer conference, is going to be BIG. Officially, the title of the event, Oct. 15-18 in New Orleans, is “Big Thinking in the Big Easy.” However, you probably need a little more detail than that in o…
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August
15
Category: Spok Customers
Are Your Healthcare Communications Ready for the Total Solar Eclipse?
  Here at Spok, we talk a lot about the reliability of paging, especially during natural disasters when cellular networks become overwhelmed. For the first time, we’re also proactively notifying our customers that paging is a reliable communic…
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August
09
Category: Spok Customers
A Constant in a Sea of Change
  This week, U.S. News & World Report released their 2017-18 Best Hospitals Honor Roll, and Spok is honored to work with all 20 of these distinguished healthcare organizations, as well as the 10 hospitals named to the Best Children’s Hospi…
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August
01
Category: Security
Why Modern Hospitals Need Encrypted Paging
  Say what you want about pagers, but they are not going the way of the fax machine, at least in healthcare. The reality is that they’re still the de facto standard for communication at U.S. hospitals and health systems: A study published in t…
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July
25
The Quadruple Aim
  Most people in healthcare have heard of the Triple Aim—a framework developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement for optimizing health systems by simultaneously pursuing three dimensions: Improved patient experience Better outcom…
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July
19
Category: Interoperability
Clinical Alerting: The Key to a More Intelligently Connected Hospital
  The telltale sounds of hospital rooms have been resonating down hallways and nurses stations for decades. The undeniable clinical beeps and buzzes started in the form of simple nurse call buttons in the 1950s when the technology first became comme…
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July
11
Category: Patient Safety
Bridging the Divide: Engaging Physicians and Nurses in Health IT
  Consider this: Physicians and nurses are the most common users of health IT. Nearly 90 percent of physicians are now using an EHR. Ninety-five percent of nurses own a smartphone, and 88 percent use clinical apps during their shifts. Yet despite us…
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June
27
With Device Diversity and Flexibility for All
  The State of Mobile Communications in Healthcare They say the only constant in healthcare is change—and we would add that the only standard in communication devices is your own. Each year, we survey Spok customers about the mobile devices t…
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June
20
Category: Staff Efficiency
Better Together: Spok + Cisco Elevate Healthcare Communications
  One thing we know to be true at Spok®: We don’t operate in a vacuum. While Spok Care Connect® is an enterprise healthcare communications platform, that platform sits within the complex environment of a health system and needs to inte…
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