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The top handheld two-way radio accessories for healthcare take into account the unique needs of the industry and the diversity of departments that need to be covered.

From dispatch to nurses to security to maintenance, healthcare workers are constantly on the go and need radio solutions – including accessories – that can keep up.

Which of the top handheld two-way radio accessories for healthcare will you try next?

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The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have issued comprehensive new guidance on the emergency preparedness rule for providers and suppliers that recently took effect.

The guidance from the Quality, Safety & Oversight Group includes the four core elements of emergency preparedness, templates and checklists, as well as details on preparing for specific events such as earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding, influenza and homeland security threats.

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2018 Trends for Communication in Healthcare

Posted by Lisa MacGillivray on Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The communication in healthcare trends for 2018 will continue the industry’s trajectory of improving access, tightening security and the leveraging of innovation in wireless technology.

As in years’ past, the next year of healthcare technology will be be powered by wireless communications, from digital two-way radios, to IP phones, to radio frequency identification, to nurse call systems and smartphone apps for healthcare.

Even with the uncertainty for the overall industry’s future, here are some things that are certain about the 2018 trends for communication in healthcare.

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For healthcare users, radio frequency identification, or RFID, isn’t just convenient technology, it saves lives.

Healthcare technology leaders say being able to electronically track medication, assets and people has increased patient safety and decreased mistakes due to human error.

With safety in mind, here’s a quick look at three healthcare uses for radio frequency identification.

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When you talk to leaders in healthcare information technology about their top concerns, one theme keeps recurring: security.

In one healthcare technology survey, 52 percent of respondents cited security as an area where they planned to make upgrades in 2017, with app security and network security at the top of their lists. Federal data shows they’re right to worry, with breaches compromising patient information and costing health systems millions of dollars.

With the risks to both patients and providers in mind, here are several tips for strengthening healthcare information technology security.

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The future of healthcare technology is an exciting landscape of better overall health, enhanced hospital safety and seamless access to information – all powered by wireless communications.

Digital two-way radios, IP phones, radio frequency identification and smartphone apps for healthcare, as well as upgrades to more traditional communications systems such as nurse call systems, are all playing a key role in shaping the industry’s growth.

With the benefits to well-being in mind, let's take a deep dive into understanding wireless communications and the future of healthcare technology.

Tags: MOTOTRBO, Healthcare, Digital Two-Way Radios

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Best Blogs for the Health Care Industry

Posted by Lisa MacGillivray on Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Given the ever-changing nature of the health care industry, it can be difficult to keep up with all of the shifts in technology, legislation, policy and recommendations. Luckily, in additional to traditional media outlets, there are some great blogs out there from a range of different sources that provide timely updates, news and analysis.

With content including consumer-focused public health posts to opinionated political rants, here are some of the best blogs for the health care industry.

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When I think about the communications trends among our health care industry clients, one of the biggest emerging themes is collaboration: Hospitals and medical centers are looking for devices, applications and solutions that bring departments, agencies and sites together on the same platform so they can keep in touch to address situations.

Every health care client is different, and within those clients, each department has their own unique communications needs, from the emergency department, to facilities, valet and beyond. As I mentioned in a previous post about school transportation, all of our communications solutions are custom built for each client. Part of our challenge then is to develop systems that work well for each client and all of its parts.

It’s an exciting time to be working in health care, and here are the communications trends that are transforming the industry:

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The health care industry has some of the most complex communications needs imaginable: in addition to the safety, security and privacy of patients and staff, the industry has mountains of patient data to handle and technology trends to track. 

There is no shortage of innovation in health care when it comes to communications, and things are getting more high-tech all the time for patients, health care professionals and staff.

Here’s a look at 6 things the health care industry is doing to improve communications.

Tags: Wireless Communication, MOTOTRBO, Healthcare, Digital Two-Way Radios, Video Surveillance

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A great healthcare communications system can act as the hidden hero in staff, patient and visitor safety, security and privacy. A great system not only delivers instant, reliable communication, it’s tailored to the unique needs of the healthcare environment.

That’s why digital two-way radios and applications, as well as a strong wireless network, are must-haves for healthcare facilities and campuses. Two-way radio solutions are less expensive and more cost-effective than cell phones, and they can be scaled from the simple to the robust depending on what features and functionality are enabled. A strong wireless network will provide the backbone for all of your communications, especially with increasing reliance on radio frequency identification in healthcare.

Healthcare-specific solutions will also offer HIPAA-compliant encryption capabilities for all communications. With all of that in mind, let’s take a closer look at the anatomy of a great healthcare communications system.

Tags: Healthcare, Bi-Directional Amplifiers, Digital Two-Way Radios, Wireless Networking

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