mHealth experts talk smartphones.

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December 18, 2014
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Last week’s mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C., was billed as the “largest mobile health event in the world,” bringing together providers, leaders, influencers and visionaries in mobile health. Speakers and attendees explored strategies, celebrated successes, and discussed challenges the industry faces in the future. Jan Mauck, Chief Nursing Officer at Sarasota Memorial Health Care in […]

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The missing link.

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December 16, 2014
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“Integration” and “interoperability” have become popular buzzwords in the mHealth industry. That’s because we have a lot of new healthcare technologies, but not a lot of ways to link them. While that’s a challenge, an even bigger challenge is starting to emerge. Hospitals simply don’t have the staff they need to design, implement or improve […]

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2015 is the year to get a handle on alarms.

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December 8, 2014
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In 1983, Ronald Reagan was President of the United States, Michael Jackson performed his moonwalk for the first time on stage, Sally Ride became the first American woman in space, and McDonald’s® introduced Chicken McNuggets. Also in that year, according to the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, the average Intensive Care Unit had six types of […]

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Oh, the noise, noise, noise, noise!

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December 2, 2014
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I’ve been meeting with nursing leaders throughout the country, discussing the various challenges they are experiencing with new technologies, clinical workflow procedures, communication breakdowns, and numerous government mandates and initiatives. Overwhelmingly, though, one problem every nursing leader struggles with is alarm management. Their nurses receive too many alarms, from too many devices, with too little […]

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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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