Canadian health system also collaborates with Spok to help optimize the Spok Go platform
SPRINGFIELD, Va. (April 14, 2021) – Spok, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Spok Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPOK) and a leader in healthcare communications, announced that St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH) has selected Spok Go® to enable safe, secure digital communication across its hospital system. The cloud-native platform benefits both patients and clinicians. By improving clinical workflows, clinicians can spend more time with their patients. Additionally, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton is collaborating with Spok to help optimize Spok Go as a Clinical Innovation Partner. The Ontario hospital, which has earned a national reputation for outstanding patient care and innovative medical and surgical treatments, will modernize its systems with Spok Go, including on-call scheduling with secure messaging. The hospital is well known for excellence in respiratory care, kidney and urinary care, mental health and addictions services, surgical services, and women’s and infant care.
“St. Joe’s is already a leader in digital health record systems and digital health access for patients. Our goal is to build new digital communications to support connectivity between healthcare providers across the hospital,” said Tara Coxon, Chief Information Officer at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. “Spok provides us with the ability to do all of this and more. We cannot wait to get started with physician on-call scheduling and look forward to multi-site communication in the future.”
This collaboration will focus on fostering clinical innovation that creates value for Spok Go and optimizes the use of Spok Go at SJHH. The organization plans to initially work closely with Spok to further optimize on-call scheduling by implementing Spok Go at its main campuses and satellite locations. In the future, the organizations will collaborate on other aspects such as critical test result reporting, codes and alerting, referral and consult management, and nurse call alerts.
“SJHH is a highly-regarded, national leader in clinical innovation and integrated patient care and we are honored that they have chosen Spok Go,” said Vincent D. Kelly, president and chief executive officer of Spok Holdings, Inc. “Our collaboration will be instrumental as we continually work to further optimize and advance Spok Go. We look forward to seeing the efficiency and reliability that our cloud-native platform can bring to SJHH, and what we will learn from this premier health system through this partnership. We believe that this is yet another proof-point of the broad acceptance our best-in-class cloud-native Spok Go platform is receiving both in the North American markets and internationally.”
Learn more about Spok Go at Spok.com/SpokGo.
About St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH) is a leading research and academic health science centre located in the heart of Hamilton, Ontario. It is a pioneer of the Integrated Comprehensive Care model, a leader in patient-centred care, and a major provider of mental health and addiction services, respiratory care and kidney care, in addition to other acute care, surgical and outpatient services at its three distinct sites. St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, a proud member of St. Joseph’s Health System, is a teaching hospital affiliated with the world-renowned McMaster University. For more information about St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, please visit www.stjoes.ca.