Pagers are problematic in healthcare. Several leading institutions note that their physicians have missed pages. Here are a few of the findings from important research studies on the problems with pagers:
- Pagers cost over $1.7 M per year in lost productivity1
- Many users prefer smart device platform over pagers 2
- Pagers lack encryption2
- Pagers are increasingly run on an aging infrastructure that is not being updated2
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Source 1 – Emory University study on pagers
Source 2 – Ponemon Institute on Economic Impact of Inefficient Communications in Healthcare