News Release

Spok and Bernoulli Health Partner to Elevate Clinical Alarm Management

Companies join forces to diminish alarm fatigue and reduce clinician burnout by compiling, prioritizing, and delivering alarms to mobile care teams.
SPRINGFIELD, VA. (April 23, 2018) – Spok, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Spok Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPOK) and a leader in healthcare communications, today announced an alliance with Bernoulli® Health, the developer of the advanced Bernoulli One™ clinical surveillance, medical device integration (MDI), and real-time data analytics platform. This partnership, Spok Alarm Surveillance powered by Bernoulli, will elevate clinical alarm management by capturing and evaluating real-time patient data and alarms from multiple clinical systems and delivering actionable alerts to the right caregiver for swift response.
“Our partnership with Bernoulli enhances Spok’s clinical alerting capabilities and positions us as the only clinical communication and collaboration vendor able to connect to all medical devices,” said Vincent D. Kelly, chief executive officer of Spok, Inc. “We have effectively combined Spok’s world-class healthcare communication platform with Bernoulli’s state-of-the-art device data and alarm analysis, consolidation, and waveforms, which uniquely benefits our hospital customers, and ultimately, their patients.”
Spok Alarm Surveillance powered by Bernoulli results in myriad benefits for hospitals, including:
  • Reduce alarm fatigue: Spok Alarm Surveillance correlates and combines valid alarms from clinical systems, such as nurse call and patient monitoring, and delivers the alert to the right clinician’s preferred mobile device. The technology recognizes patterns and can correlate patient data and alarms from multiple sources into one clinically relevant alarm, and importantly, suppress non-actionable alarms. Prioritizing clinical alarms and routing them to the right place helps ensure providers are alerted to respond to critical alarms and remain uninterrupted for alarms that do not require their immediate attention.
  • View real-time waveforms: Through its expanded integration with Bernoulli, Spok can deliver greater clinical context to providers’ mobile devices by sending real-time patient vital signs and waveforms, enabling caregivers to make accurate clinical decisions and act on them quickly.
  • Integrate with the EHR and medical devices: Bernoulli technology provides extensive MDI and can support integrated delivery of device data to leading EHR systems. A plug-and-play solution, Bernoulli integrates with freestanding and networked patient care devices and clinical systems including ventilators, pulse oximeters, and capnography monitors.
“Spok Alarm Surveillance powered by Bernoulli provides care teams with the details they need for fast decision-making with the right information about important clinical events right at their fingertips,” said Janet Dillione, chief executive officer of Bernoulli Health. “Together, we’re helping hospitals address all facets of alarm surveillance and reduction, resulting in improved patient safety across the continuum of care.”
About Bernoulli Health
The mission of Bernoulli® Health is to improve patient safety in real time. Since 1989, Bernoulli has developed solutions including the all-inclusive Bernoulli One™ platform. A single solution for continuous patient health monitoring and clinical surveillance, medical device integration, and real-time data analytics, there are no other solutions as advanced as Bernoulli One. The Bernoulli software helps save patient lives as it continuously detects deteriorating patient conditions and notifies clinicians of potential events. This results in improved patient observation and provider workflows. Bernoulli has achieved FDA Class II clearance for use in both patient monitoring and secondary alarm management. Bernoulli headquarters are in Milford, CT. For more information visit, email, or call 800-337-9936.