Nurse Call Reporting vs Analytics Engine

Hospitals need a good solid Nurse Call Light system. It’s a tool, used for a purpose. It’s as essential as the Brush Hog and the hardware should be dependable. In other words, it should run like a Deere.

My Adult Children Never Call … They Only Text

Some nurse call manufacturers opt to turn every button press by a patient into a phone call. “It speeds response” is their claim. “Bunk!” I say.

Critical Alert Launches Expanded Product and Market Strategy

Critical Alert Launches Expanded Product and Market Strategy: Aiming to Address All Elements of Patient-to-Caregiver Communication with Its Patient Event Bus Read about our strategic pivot towards interoperability and true connectivity in patient communications. Read The Press Release

Why I Sold Sphere3… and What’s Next

Read the latest blog from Kourtney Govro. Interesting insight into the mind of an entrepreneur analytics and the future of patient communications. Read More

Critical Alert – Offering Native RTLS

Critical Alert announced today that it has updated its proprietary RTLS offering including badges, receivers, and software. The native integration is fully embedded in the CommonPath Enterprise platform and requires no additional third-party applications. Read More

Implementation best practices: Clinical communication in the spotlight

Our CEO, John Elms offers suggestions and tips for healthcare CIOs working with clinical communications hardware and software. Read More

Virtual Real Estate in Hospitals

Expanding our intellectual understanding of the healthcare market direction and identifying which vendors are in and out of step with its direction.

Imaging, nurse call, payments, digital workspace new products at HIMSS19

A great summary of HIMSS19 by Healthcare IT News, with a mention of our launch of CommonPath Enterprise, our true, enterprise-class nurse call and patient communications platform. Read More

Critical Alert Introduces CommonPath Enterprise Nurse Call System at HIMSS19

Introducing: CommonPath Enterprise! Years of research and product development have led to the most advanced, flexible and scalable patient communications and nurse call platform on the market. Congrats to our R&D department and clinical team on this milestone event! Read More

And Then There Was Jill…

Even the best hospital, with the best technology, the most effective clinical workflow and the most well-resourced care team can be intimidating when someone you love is hurting.

Critical Alert Systems Partners with Bernoulli Health

Collaboration offers hospitals leading-edge continuous surveillance and alert distribution capabilities. Read More

Critical Alert Systems Achieves Certified Integration with Spectralink Versity Smartphone

Joint clinical solution delivers secure and reliable data access and enhanced care team connectivity to improve patient care, workflow efficiency and care team coordination. Read More

Patrick Mahomes & Healthcare Leadership

What is clear about Patrick Mahomes (other than the fact that he is incredibly young) is that he is fun to watch, seizes opportunity, does not hesitate, and the announcers say he does not live by the “normal” quarterback rules.

Is all that data useful?

Our primary goal is to serve and empower our hospital partners with information and tools to make great decisions.

Smart Phones In Hospitals

We have had the pleasure of supporting several clients through their clinical communications journey – improving patient experience and caregiver satisfaction.

Oklahoma Surgical Hospital Utilizes Critical Alert Nurse Call System to Help Improve Patient Care & Response Times

Critical Alert Systems, a leading provider of patient communications solutions for hospitals and health systems, today announced that the Oklahoma Surgical Hospital in Tulsa, OK recently expanded its Nurse Call System to help improve patient care & response times in the hospital’s Cath Lab and ICU units. The hospital already uses Critical Alert’s Nurse Call […]

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.

Are you really collaborating?

In this blog, I focus more the people side of things – how do we get technology to be effective.

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.

Women & STEMM: Karen Clemens Introduces REGO

Women in STEMM – Our focus in this series is to shine a spotlight on women who are doing incredible work at great companies in the healthcare IT community.

Journey of a Woman in STEMM

All women who have STEMM careers have stories and experiences worth sharing.  This is one of mine, with a few tips for the young women seeking or pursuing STEMM careers.