Hospital Communication Systems

Improving communication in level 1 trauma centers: replacing pagers with smartphones.

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Mar 13, 2013

INTRODUCTION: Communication among healthcare providers continues to change, and 90% of healthcare providers are now carrying cellular phones. Compared with pagers, the rate and amount of information immediately available via cellular phones are far superior.

Prepaid convenience.

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Jan 05, 1999

Consider prepaid calling cards as a new tool in your marketing arsenal. Your hospitality facility may be considering the sale and distribution of prepaid phone cards to provide more convenience to patients or as a replacement to traditional calling cards for mobile employees.

Advantages of low output mobile communication systems in hospitals.

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Nov 03, 2000

Mobile telephone systems using radio waves with very low power outputs rarely interfere with electronic medical equipment, which allows them to be safely installed in hospitals. The Personal Handy-phone System, PHS, which was developed and is widely used in Japan, is one such system.

The palm as a real-time wide-area data-access device.

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Feb 07, 2002

Handheld wireless technologies offer great promise in helping to improve healthcare. However, it is not clear whether off-the-shelf wireless networking will work as well within medical centers as this technology works outside of the medical center.

Design and implementation of a real-time clinical alerting system for intensive care unit.

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Dec 04, 2002

Nowadays many hospitals use clinical information systems (CIS) to improve patient health care and information management. CIS retrieves and manages patient information such as patient administration, laboratory data and medications.

What works: wireless. Cutting the cord.

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Jan 19, 2004

Caregivers at a California community hospital improve their bedside efficiency by embracing switch to mobile, wireless devices.

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