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November 7, 2017 | by OnPage Corporation
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The UK also falls out of love with pagers

Pagers cost the UK’s Health System Millions This past September, the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) reported that by simply replacing pagers, they could save £2.7 Million ($3.6 Million) per year. At present, the NHS spends almost £6.6 Million ($8.7 Million) supporting the under-performing service and staff want the NHS to find alternatives. Shadow Communications … Continued

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November 6, 2017 | by OnPage Corporation

Alert Fatigue in Healthcare

4 Paths to minimize alert fatigue in healthcare While long an issue in IT, alert fatigue in healthcare has only recently been recognized as a significant issue. In healthcare, the term alert fatigue describes how busy workers become desensitized to safety alerts resulting from clinical decision support (CDS) systems or electronic health records (EHR) and … Continued

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October 30, 2017 | by Shawn Lazarus
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Simple healthcare communications promotes HIPAA compliance

When it comes to the sensitive data stored and transmitted within healthcare organizations, complying with the guidelines set out by HIPAA can promote the safety of information as well as the avoidance of fines and potential legal action. However, if the technology is overly complicated or the compliance rules require excessive steps for compliance then … Continued

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October 30, 2017 | by OnPage Corporation
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IMPROVE PHYSICIAN TO PHYSICIAN COMMUNICATIONS

Fragmentation of care occurs when physician communications lack the necessary tools and methods for coordinated healthcare communications. For example, with fragmented communications, communications will break down between emergency department and care centers or between house staff at end-of-shift or between different care departments managing a patients’ needs. Indeed, in a typical scenario, more than 1 … Continued

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September 26, 2017 | by OnPage Corporation
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5 Ways to Secure Texting for Physicians

When healthcare security executives were asked what issues keep them awake at night, survey respondents in a Forrester Research study most often cited the misuse of personally identifiable patient information (86 percent). This fear makes sense given that most hospitals still rely on pagers and insecure communication formats like Facebook and GChat.  These formats do … Continued

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September 20, 2017 | by Shawn Lazarus
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HIPAA Compliance Checklist – Pitfalls to Avoid

For a healthcare organization to be HIPAA compliant it needs to ensure that the right controls are in place to protect the privacy of patient information. This means that controls are provided to ensure that sensitive patient information is not left visible to non-relevant parties and that the exchange of information between practitioners follows HIPAA … Continued

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August 23, 2017 | by Shawn Lazarus
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OnPage Report: The impact of not securing healthcare communications

Recent data from the Journal of Hospital Medicine highlights the battle for secure healthcare communications. Unfortunately, the battle is not progressing as well as one could hope. The statistics cited in the Journal’s July 2017 publication cite the following statistics: Almost 80% of clinicians continue to use pagers. It is the most commonly used technology by hospital-based clinicians … Continued

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August 10, 2017 | by OnPage Corporation
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OnPage is in the TOP TEN for Best Healthcare Messaging App!

Voted Top Health Information App! Medical Technology Schools lists OnPage as one of the 10 most useful healthcare messaging apps. According to the article, OnPage: Combines the function of a phone and messaging service with HIPAA-compliant security for a fantastic communication model in any healthcare setting. Healthcare is increasing realizing the penalties it pays by … Continued

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