Smart phones and iPhones are wonderful technology innovations. Who doesn’t enjoy playing with their smart phone device to see just how much they can do with it? But, there is the “rub,” you can almost do too much with it.
No matter how smart the best brands make their smartphones, they are simply just not smart enough to satisfy the requirements needed for dedicated critical messaging in healthcare, public safety and in other areas where messaging is critical.
When your mission is critical alert messaging, which communication device is the most efficient, cost-effective — and ensures the delivery and acknowledgement of your important message?
Public safety professionals who persist in using cell phone technologies to communicate critical messages should consider implementing an affordable and reliable response paging system as a back-up solution.
Why have clinical alarms become so hazardous? There is a very valid reason: They can cause patient deaths. However, they are just the messengers; it’s not their fault they are being misused.
new FCC regulations change does help organizations that must rely on critical messaging technology. This new regulation makes high-power send/receive channels in the 935-940MHz band available to all hospitals.
When it comes to clinical alarms from patient care devices (PCDs), patient safety depends on notifying the correct personnel quickly and reliably.
The constant beeping of alarms and an overabundance of information transmitted by medical devices such as ventilators, blood pressure monitors and ECG machines is creating “alarm fatigue” that puts hospital patients at serious risk.
When you consider all of the technology that exists today – nothing beats response paging for sending critical messages, with confirmation of receipt.
Many of the recent natural disasters that the U.S. has experienced have resulted in wide spread power failures, making it difficult or impossible to recharge a smart or cell phone.