SPRINGFIELD, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 1, 2017--
Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Spok Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:
SPOK) and the leader in healthcare communications, announced that Vail
Valley Medical Center (VVMC) has selected Spok
Care Connect® to improve workflows for its care teams and strengthen
patient care through enhanced clinical communications. VVMC is a 58-bed
community hospital accredited by The Joint Commission and designated by
the state of Colorado as a Level III Trauma Center. The hospital serves
as the official medical provider for world-class athletes, including the
U.S. Ski, Snowboarding, Free Skiing, and Climbing teams.
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“Spok Care Connect was the clear choice to standardize our
communications, enhance care team collaboration, and support our mission
to deliver superior health services with compassion and exceptional
outcomes,” said Darrell Messersmith, CMIO, CIO, and VP of Information
Technology at VVMC. “We are excited that we can now work with one vendor
to improve multiple workflows across our care teams.”
Spok Care Connect, an enterprise healthcare communications platform,
will introduce secure
mobile messaging for VVMC care teams. The unified platform replaces
several existing methods of communication, automates manual and paper
processes for on-call scheduling and code calls, and improves
collaboration and care team communication in an outpatient setting.
“With one enterprise healthcare communications platform unifying the
hospital and providing real-time access to colleagues, systems, and
patient information, Vail Valley Medical Center care teams can focus on
providing excellent patient care,” said Hemant Goel, president of Spok,
Inc. “We’re looking forward to providing the solutions VVMC caregivers
need to make informed decisions, respond quickly, and improve outcomes.”
VVMC will work closely with Spok in the coming months to roll out Spok
Care Connect solutions for secure mobile messaging, clinical
alerting, emergency notification, physician on-call scheduling, and
contact center efficiency. The Spok Care Connect platform features a
centralized enterprise directory that will serve as the source of truth
throughout VVMC’s various locations, departments, and clinics. Hundreds
of VVMC care team members will be able to access the directory and
on-call schedules, and they will have the ability to send and receive
clinical information securely as they coordinate care via the enterprise
Spok Mobile® application on their mobile devices. These messages may be
conversations with colleagues, alerts from clinical systems, or
emergency notifications that require staff to respond to a critical code
or trauma activation.
About Vail Valley Medical Center
Founded in 1965, VVMC has
grown into one of the world’s most advanced mountain healthcare systems,
providing 24/7 emergency care, Olympic-quality sports medicine,
evidence-based research, modern cancer care and extensive cardiology
services. An independent, nonprofit medical center, VVMC keeps nearly
900 jobs and resources local, better serving our community and visitors.
Providing superior health services with compassion and exceptional
outcomes, VVMC offers low infection rates, free community services and
top-rated patient satisfaction scores.
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 and Spok
Mobile are trademarks of Spok, Inc.
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Source: Spok, Inc.
Jill Asby, 952-230-5363