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The Critical Alert Blog

Whither Middleware?

The medical device alarm management and event notification market is undergoing a sea change.  Old players are disappearing, newer entrants are being absorbed, and industry stalwarts are losing their way.  Does this presage the death of a product category?

Being Mobile

I find it fascinating how non-mobile our hospital environments are today.  They are tethered to computers and wall-mounted screens, even in the patient room.

Case Study: Pillow Speaker Triage

Hospitals purchase pillow speakers every day and often will pay more to gain better functionality such as self-triage (water, pain, toilet). However, many hospitals only experience use rates near 12% for those added features.

Smart “Phones” in Clinical Environment

I had the pleasure of being part of a Beckers Hospital Review panel discussion with Spectralink and AnMed Health. The presentation captured not only best practices related to implementation of smart devices but also how to leverage and manage the data associated with that change in clinical care.