Inova Health System Prevents Alarm Fatigue and Enhances Patient-Centric Care with Spok Clinical AlertingSpringfield, VA - October 31, 2018 - Spok, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Spok Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPOK) and a global leader in healthcare communications, announced that Inova Health System has chosen Spok Care Connect® clinical alerting to deliver priority clinical alarms. The solution helps prevent potential alarm fatigue by delivering alarm notifications from nurse call and patient monitoring systems to clinicians’ healthcare-grade mobile devices. Inova is a five-hospital health system serving more than two million people each year from throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area and beyond. Spok clinical alerting is fully deployed at Inova Fairfax Hospital, and is being rolled out systemwide over the next year, encompassing more than 2,500 users.
Survey: Nearly Half of Consumers Have Abandoned a Prescription at the Pharmacy Because it Was Too ExpensiveRockville, MD - October 30, 2018 -Nearly half of consumers have abandoned a medication prescribed by their physician because it was too expensive, according to a survey released today by DrFirst, the nation’s leading provider of e-prescribing and patient medication management solutions. At a time when the federal government is pushing a variety of measures to make prescription drug prices more transparent to consumers, the nationwide survey revealed that fully 73 percent of consumers would change pharmacies if they knew that doing so would save them money on a prescription.
Piedmont Healthcare Improves Clinical Documentation, Physician Productivity with Nuance AI-Powered SolutionsBurlington, MA and Atlanta, GA - October 30, 2018 - Nuance Communications, Inc. and Piedmont Healthcare, an integrated healthcare system with nearly 600 locations and 11 hospitals, today announced that Nuance’s artificial intelligence (AI)-powered solutions have driven valuable improvements in clinical documentation accuracy and efficiency at Piedmont Healthcare, and quantifiable time-savings for its care teams. In an effort to create a one-of-a-kind experience that always puts patient care first, Piedmont Healthcare has implemented Dragon Medical One, Nuance’s AI-powered speech recognition platform, PowerMic Mobile, a secure microphone app that turns any workstation into a dictation station and Dragon Medical Advisor, an AI-powered computer-assisted physician documentation (CAPD) solution.
The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence Partners With Zingbox on Medical Device Security ProjectMountain View, CA - October 24, 2018 - Zingbox, provider of the most widely deployed healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) analytics platform and a leader in healthcare IoT research, today announced that it has been chosen to work with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) on a consortium to develop practical, interoperable cybersecurity solutions for healthcare delivery organizations.
Zingbox and First Health Advisory Solutions Partner to Deliver Comprehensive Management Solution for Connected Healthcare AssetsMountain View, CA - October 12, 2018 - Zingbox, the provider of the most widely deployed healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) analytics platform and First Health Advisory Solutions (First), a leader in medical device security program services, today announced a strategic partnership to provide a comprehensive security and operations solution for connected healthcare assets. The unified approach, managing the ever increasing reliance on the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), will relieve healthcare delivery organizations of operational and technical challenges of identifying, securing and maintaining all types of connected assets.