The simple things in life.

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November 24, 2014
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What are you thankful for? That’s what the Voalte family asked our kids last week, in preparation for our annual holiday video. The answers weren’t especially surprising, but they sure were adorable. Caden and Kailynn are too young to say much, but their smiles speak volumes. Andrew, Sarah, Eva and Zander are all thankful for […]

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See beyond the smoke and mirrors.

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November 17, 2014
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While I was visiting a potential customer last week, the conversation turned to alarm management. This topic is on the minds of many hospital leaders, as they plan how to meet The Joint Commission mandate to prioritize alarm system management and implement procedures to improve patient safety. As a company that works with the healthcare […]

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Using mobile technology to engage nursing staff.

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November 11, 2014
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When Katherine Virkstis, ND, practice manager for The Advisory Board in Washington, D.C., studied employee engagement in hospitals, she found registered nurses (RNs) were the least engaged staff members, and were more disengaged than all other frontline employees.¹ These results are distressing, especially when we consider the negative impact that poor nurse engagement can have […]

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Impatient flow.

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November 4, 2014
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When my mother felt severe chest pain in the middle of the night recently, my father helped her into the car and rushed her to the local hospital. After he exchanged only a few words with the nurse at the Emergency registration desk, the staff rushed my mother into an exam room and immediately began […]

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Frankenphone lives!

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October 30, 2014
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“Accursed creator! Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust?” Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley What better time than Halloween to warn of a monster lurking among us? As I visit hospitals throughout the country, I’ve noticed an alarming trend: IT departments creating piece-meal communication systems to avoid […]

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