When it comes to clinical alarms from patient care devices (PCDs), patient safety depends on notifying the correct personnel quickly and reliably.
Performance is the key factor in the delivery of healthcare critical alert messaging. When you need fast, reliable message delivery as an essential element to maintaining patient safety, you need a response paging system.
Hurricane Sandy dramatically illustrates one of the major drawbacks to using cell or smart phones for critical alert messaging.
How can you best manage an enterprise-wide critical alert messaging system to ensure your critical alerts are being communicated and acted upon?
When it comes to critical alert messaging, the underlying technology that drives these communication systems needs to as simple as possible to accomplish the mission at hand.
Keep it simple or even better, keep it easy to use. When your mission is to send, receive or act upon a critical alert message, the more simplicity built into the transmitting or receiving media, the better.
When it comes to critical alert messaging, do higher costs mean better communication?
What are the advantages and disadvantages for using text as opposed to voice for critical alert messages?
The question is should you use a dedicated system that is specifically designed for this mission or should you use a communication methodology that has been adapted to handle this task.
As a healthcare professional, you are keenly aware that many factors impact and drive the costs of healthcare delivery.