17. January 2012 09:34
These days, there are few things that get me angry. Life is going well - Voalté continues to flourish, I have great family and friends, and I get to wear the coolest outfit in the industry everyday to work. Let me tell you, these pink pants are comfortable! With the exception of my Florida Gators struggling in football, life is good!
However, on January 9, 2012 Eric Wicklund published the following quote in an mHIMSS article about the SpectraLink 8452:
"Emerson says nurses are often left in the background when hospitals develop communication strategies…the 8452 is ideal for providers who have followed a "just good enough" policy for their nurses".
I don't normally call-out other vendors, but this article INFURIATED me.
"Just good enough" policy for their nurses???
I couldn't believe what I was reading.
Beyond claiming this device was "setting the bar" in any category (this phone probably has the tech spec's of a 1990's cellular phone), this company has the audacity to infer that hospitals should undertake a "just good enough" strategy for their nurses. This is contradictory to everything we stand for at Voalté and we aren't going to let this slide without calling it out.
I know if my friends or family are in the hospital, I don't want a nurse with "just good enough" technology taking care of them. I want a nurse that has the best tools and technology possible to take care of my loved ones. Our nurses have extremely demanding jobs and deserve the best - especially when the cost of the best is about the same as "just good enough".
Settling for "just good enough" isn't going to cut it anymore.
So as we kick off the New Year, I have one simple question for you and your administrative team: Is 2012 another year your hospital settles for "just good enough" or is 2012 the year your hospital steps up and makes sure caregivers have the best tools possible to do their job?
There is no time like the present to make the change… and we at Voalté are ready to help every step of the way.
Cheers to a great 2012!