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June 28, 2017 | by OnPage Corporation
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The Benefits of HIPAA-compliant messaging

It took several years after the passage of HIPAA for institutions to realize that the exchange of PHI through devices like pagers represents a HIPAA violation like any other unsecure exchange. Healthcare now realizes that pagers not only put institutions in the position of potentially violating HIPAA statutes, pagers also: impede effective communications lengthen hospital … Continued

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June 21, 2017 | by OnPage Corporation

3 Reasons to embrace secure messaging for nurses

Smartphones are essential to effective and secure messaging for nurses in a hospital setting. While both doctors and nurses typically have access to a smartphone, doctors and nurses differ significantly in their use of the device. In part, this is because nurses have long been seen as an under-appreciated market for mobile health technology and one … Continued

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June 7, 2017 | by OnPage Corporation
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OnPage’s guide to ensure secure doctor patient communication

Since 2008, the data gathered from Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) has enabled hospital facilities to have a standard set of measures for reporting the overall level of patient satisfaction.  The importance of tracking and understanding patient satisfaction should not be minimized as it is highly correlated with desired outcomes such … Continued

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May 16, 2017 | by Shawn Lazarus
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Smart Doctors Use Smartphones

Why BYOD in healthcare is important Technology is ever-changing but in healthcare, the adoption of new technologies is often slow. One good example is demonstrated by healthcare’s use of smartphones over pagers. Eight years ago, only half of doctors used smartphones for work.Today, that number has grown to a healthy 84% which while more robust … Continued

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May 9, 2017 | by OnPage Corporation

How to solve healthcare’s on-call management problem

On-call management’s long tail At its best, on-call management in healthcare can be labeled as inefficient. Yet, on-call has a long tail. Poor communication starts with poor on-call hygiene which hinders subsequent communications. Physicians, nurses and other caregivers do not spend enough time communicating about the patient’s needs because they have difficulty reaching other clinicians and … Continued

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May 2, 2017 | by OnPage Corporation
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Pager inefficiencies cost hospitals millions

Do you know how pager inefficiencies impact your hospital ? Hospital paging system use reached its zenith in 1994. While pager use has dropped in the ensuing 23 years, cellphone use by physicians has becomes near ubiquitous with recent findings showing that 91% of physicians owned a smartphone and 88% used their mobile devices frequently in the … Continued

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April 28, 2017 | by OnPage Corporation
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Seven reasons you should tackle insecure texting in healthcare

Risks of insecure texting in healthcare Many hospitals understand the limits of pagers in hindering communications. They see how pagers inhibit a robust communication system for the institution. As BYOD (bring your own device) increases in popularity, doctors are increasingly turning to texting as an easy way to communicate with one another and exchange patient information. … Continued

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