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Secure Texting is Failing Hospitals

Hospital communication has undergone a major revolution in the past few years. From deskbound phones to pagers to smartphones. For many years, it looked..

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Not Just For Pizza Anymore: Order Texting Approved By Joint Commission

5 years after their initial 2011 opinion that the texting of orders had no place in hospitals or healthcare, the Joint Commission issued a revised ruling..

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Solving Notification Overload in Healthcare

Thanks to initiatives like Meaningful Use and the rise of digital solutions catering to clinicians, healthcare providers now have access to unprecedented..

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Why Healthcare Needs Real-Time, Asynchronous Communication

Another day, another study confirming what SOME of us have known all along—by utilizing mobile communication applications (such as secure texting) in lieu..

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3 Benefits of Patient Centered Messaging

‘Patient-centric’ approaches, despite approaching meaningless buzzword status in healthcare, have been proven to yield positive results. Traditionally,..

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The Evolution of Healthcare Messaging Apps: How Far Are We From a Slack for Healthcare?

In the beginning, there was the hospital: an institution which grew from a need to provide medicine and care and promote health and wellness to the..

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What Will FHIR Mean For Hospital Communications?

Finally, the era of modern web services has arrived to healthcare—and the next step is a doozy. If you haven’t heard much about FHIR (Fast Healthcare..

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Opposites Attract: Why Clinical Communication Systems Should Marry Smartphone and Pager Features

A number of thought-provoking articles lately have observed the (relatively) sluggish adoption rates that secure messaging solutions face in healthcare,..

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5 Secure Messaging Predictions for 2016

The popularity and proliferation of health information technology (HIT) has led to the following quandary: how do we keep all that vital, personal..

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Why Are 90% Of Hospitals Not Using Secure Messaging?

With an announcement of increased HIPAA audits on the horizon in 2016, and some already record-setting fines levelled for 2015 violations, healthcare..

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Healthcare Communications: Then and Now

While the innovation of secure text messaging has been a welcome development in the world of clinical communications, mass adoption still remains..

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Breaking the Pager Barrier

Hennepin County Medical Center needed a change. As Minnesota's premier Level-1 trauma center, processing more than 21,000 discharges annually, as well..

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