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Finding a better way to notify doctors when an order is made

This post is sponsored by Sprint and is the last article in a 12-part series on mobilizing healthcare for improved communication. From lab results to medication orders, there’s a tremendous amount of data that clinical providers need to sift through to find relevant information, said James Webb, vice president of strategic accounts for Mobile Heartbeat, […]

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4 reasons why the time isn’t right — yet — for voice recognition software on smartphones in hospitals

This post is sponsored by Sprint and is the eleventh article in a 12-part series on mobilizing healthcare for improved communication. Siri, Apple’s personal assistant application, popularized the concept of voice recognition software on smartphones. Voice recognition refers to the capability of a smartphone to understand — and perform — your speech commands. This means […]

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A better solution for alarm fatigue in clinicians

This post is sponsored by Sprint and is the tenth article in a 12-part series on mobilizing healthcare for improved communication.  Just about every healthcare provider is familiar with alarm fatigue.1 Between nurse calls, pumps and monitors, clinicians on a typical hospital unit with 30 beds are inundated with a tremendous number of alarms.1 Because […]

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What are the best ways to handle care transitions?

This post is sponsored by Sprint and is the second article in a 12-part series on mobilizing healthcare for improved communication. In healthcare, care transitions occur during provider shift changes, when patients are transferred to different hospital departments and at patient discharge.1 During these care transitions, all of the patient’s pertinent medical information has to move […]