SPRINGFIELD, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 7, 2015--
Spok, Inc. announced today the availability of message notifications on
the Apple Watch™ wrist wearable device to enable clinicians to enhance
care coordination. The Spok Mobile® secure texting app is currently used
by numerous hospitals to give users quick access to the organization’s
directory, allowing staff to communicate securely through encrypted
text, image, and video messages. In addition, the app can receive alerts
from patient care, nurse call, and other monitoring systems to speed
response to critical situations. Already a leader in clinical mobile
technology, Spok currently provides flexible communication options for a
range of devices, now including the new Apple Watch.
Spok Mobile(R) message arrives on the Apple Watch(TM) (Photo: Business Wire)
The Apple Watch gives Spok Mobile app users the ability to receive
message notifications today. Now users will know when they have new
messages without having to access their iPhone. In the coming months,
additional capabilities will be added to further facilitate the
incorporation of wearables.
“Our early in-house integration with wearable devices has shown that
wearables can enhance the workflows that already exist with
smartphones,” said Vincent D. Kelly, president and chief executive
officer of Spok Holdings, Inc. “We see this combination of phone and
wearable as something that will push the envelope of communication
methods in modern healthcare.”
Spok focuses on providing solutions to support how clinicians want to
manage and communicate patient information. This includes the
incorporation of new wearable technology, which is poised to have a big
impact on healthcare communication processes in the future.
Spok, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Spok Holdings, Inc.
(NASDAQ:SPOK), headquartered in Springfield, Va., is proud to be a
leader in critical communications for healthcare, government, public
safety, and other industries. We deliver smart, reliable solutions to
help protect the health, well-being, and safety of people around the
globe. Organizations worldwide rely on Spok for workflow improvement,
secure texting, paging services, contact center optimization, and public
safety response. When communications matter, Spok delivers. Visit us at spok.com or
find us on Twitter @Spoktweets.
Spok is a trademark of Spok Holdings. Spok Mobile is a trademark of
Spok, Inc. Apple Watch is a trademark of Apple Inc.
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Source: Spok, Inc.
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