SPRINGFIELD, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 25, 2017--
Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Spok Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:
SPOK) and the leader in healthcare communications, announced that
Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) has chosen the Spok Care Connect®
enterprise healthcare communications platform to strengthen clinical
communications among its mobile caregivers and improve patient care.
Bermuda Hospitals Board comprises King Edward VII Memorial Hospital,
Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute, and the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre.
As the only hospital on the island, BHB serves Bermuda’s full spectrum
of healthcare needs.
“BHB has a unique story," said Lloyd Holder, Vice President of
Information Technology at BHB. We are a community hospital, yet we
provide many other services given Bermuda’s high volume of tourist
visitors and our geographic isolation. The impact of the care we provide
in this environment cannot be overstated, and we are very excited to
work with the Spok team. We believe the Spok Care Connect platform will
make our care teams more connected and help improve patient outcomes.”
The Spok Care Connect platform includes solutions for operator console,
on-call scheduling, web directory, secure mobile messaging, emergency
notification, call recording, and paging. Spok Care Connect fully
supports BHB’s IT strategy to standardize communications and automate as
many functions as possible, as well as their clinical strategy to
strengthen care coordination and become a quiet hospital.
“We are extremely pleased to partner with Bermuda Hospitals Board and
help fulfill their strategic initiatives to improve caregiver
communications and patient care,” said Hemant Goel, President of Spok,
Inc. “While smart clinical communications and quick emergency response
are critical in any healthcare organization, that need is even more
pronounced for an isolated hospital like BHB, as the closest Level I
trauma centers on the eastern coast of the U.S. are more than 650 miles
Clinical leaders are currently using Spok Care Connect to receive
notifications of critical situations on their mobile devices, such as an
influx of patients coming into the emergency department. BHB leaders are
excited to expand Spok solutions throughout their facilities for mobile
care team collaboration.
“Efficiently receiving alert notifications on our smartphones has
already had a big positive impact on our critical communications,” said
Lynnette Bean, RN, Clinical Director of Critical Care at BHB. “We’re
very engaged on continuing to optimize the Spok Care Connect platform
for our workflows.”
Spok Care Connect had its first major test for BHB this summer at the 35th
America’s Cup, the “competition for the oldest trophy in international
sport,” which Bermuda hosted for the first time on its iconic Great
Sound. The sailing yacht races take place over the course of a month,
and as the only hospital on island, BHB was responsible for providing
on-site response and medical services not only to the competing yacht
clubs, but also to the more than 100,000 tourist spectators. BHB relied
on Spok’s emergency notification solution to automate communication for
a host of scenarios. This proved much faster and more accurate than the
manual calling trees they would have relied on previously.
Spok, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Spok
Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPOK), headquartered in Springfield, Va., is
proud to be the global leader in healthcare communications. We deliver
clinical information to care teams when and where it matters most to
improve patient outcomes. Top hospitals rely on the Spok Care Connect®
platform to enhance workflows for clinicians, support administrative
compliance, and provide a better experience for patients. Our customers
send over 100 million messages each month through their Spok® solutions.
When seconds count, count on Spok. For more information, visit spok.com
or follow @spoktweets on Twitter.
Spok is a trademark of Spok Holdings, Inc. Spok Care Connect is a
trademark of Spok, Inc.
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