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August 14
Spokwise Healthcare Blog: 0
This week marks the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)’s Safe and Sound Week, a nationwide awareness campaign to encourage workplace safety. We’ve partnered with Spectralink to look at Safe and Sound week through the …
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August 05
A timeline of physician burnout in healthcare from 1974-2019.
Physician burnout can be described as the feeling of having “your batteries spent.” Only, when a toy’s battery runs out, it stops working. Physicians don’t have this luxury. They’re required to continue performing to …
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July 31
Category: General Healthcare
See all 20 adult hospitals on the U.S. News & World Report\'s 2019-2020 \
Congratulations are in order! U.S. News Best Hospitals unveiled its annual rankings of the best 21 adult hospitals this week. The evaluations score hospitals’ performance based on several criteria including survival, patient safety…
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July 25
Category: General Healthcare
Learn some of the complex obstacles patients and practitioners face when trying to increase patient engagement in healthcare.
This is the second post in a three-part series on patient engagement. Check out the first post: Patient Engagement in 2019: Can it Impact Patient Outcomes? Though recent research indicates patient engagement can move the needle on improving healt…
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July 18
Category: Security
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As a CIO of a health system for 15 years, I understand the value of business continuity. Last year alone, the U.S. experienced numerous adverse events, including 14 different natural disasters, ranging from hurricanes to wildfires to winter storms. What&r…
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July 11
Category: General Healthcare
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This is the first in a three-part series on patient engagement. The phrase “patient engagement” started trending around 2011 due to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010. At that time, I co-wrote a paper, The Top Ten…
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July 03
Category: Paging
Go back in time to see how the pager got its start and evolved into a critical communications staple.
As technology continues to evolve all around us, it’s no surprise most people believe pagers have gone the way of floppy disks, VHS tapes, and phone books. Reality is, there are some very important reasons why nearly 80% of hospitals still r…
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June 26
Category: Project Success
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Understanding the characteristics that distinguish SaaS from a traditional deployment Software as a service (SaaS) is the most common delivery model of cloud computing services. The global healthcare cloud computing market was recently valued at approxim…
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June 19
Spokwise Healthcare Blog: 8
Each fall, hundreds of healthcare leaders who use Spok solutions gather at Connect for valuable learning opportunities and stellar networking. It’s one of the most exciting times of the year here at Spok! We recently released the agenda for Connect …
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June 12
Category: Project Success
There are five key differences between a point and platform solution to support healthcare collaboration and communications. Read the infographic to learn more.
Are numerous, disjointed communication and IT solutions creating challenges at your hospital? You’re not alone. Many healthcare organizations are cobbling together their clinical communications from several vendors and grappling with the resulting…
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