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Across the country, leaders are improving collaboration in healthcare through communications technology, and having a direct impact on patient experience, cyber security, and facility security.

Tags: Healthcare, Digital Two-Way Radios, MOTOTRBO

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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 the current challenges facing healthcare technology and the ways that upgraded wireless communications, accessories and applications are fueling the industry’s future.

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

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Even as ensuring secure healthcare communications becomes more complex with technological advances in the cloud, the simplest challenge still remains: how to seamlessly connect personnel on the ground.

There are questions about securely keeping people in touch that cell phones and analog radios just can’t answer, from what safety features are needed to how to protect patient privacy.

As the ailment threatening secure healthcare communications become tougher, let’s take a look at why digital two-way radios are the best cure.

Tags: Healthcare, Digital Two-Way Radios, MOTOTRBO

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

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Most lists of workplace safety tips focus on the physical: proper posture, the importance of the right safety gear, the need to take regular breaks. But what about workplace safety that relates to communication, not just technology, but workers’ ability to effectively relate to each other?

A National Public Radio story recently relayed how Shell drastically improved worker safety on oil rigs in the 1990s by transforming rig culture with an unorthodox approach: They got workers to be vulnerable with each other by communicating more openly.

Through a series of intense and emotional sessions, oil rig workers were encouraged to open up to each other about their lives and struggles. That vulnerability led to more honest communication about a host of other things, which led to more opportunities to keep themselves safe. And it contributed to a lower accident rate and higher productivity.

Tags: Safety Solutions, Manufacturing, Healthcare

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We all know that video surveillance solutions are among the most effective security strategies for education and health care, but as systems age, it can be a challenge to cost effectively upgrade and prepare for the future, especially if you need to keep legacy systems up and running.

As security needs and technology change, many educational and health care institutions are finding it necessary to either replace their fleets of aging cameras or upgrade their functionality. Many are choosing Axis network products because their capabilities, flexibility and reliability match the needs of the  education and  health care sectors. Here are some of the useful features offered with Axis products:

Tags: Technology, Education, Healthcare, Video Surveillance

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