Family Celebrates Century Of Volunteer Firefighting


“When the pagers go off, it’s like stereophonic sound.” That’s what Mom says about her family of three boys and their Dad — all volunteer firefighters. Volunteer firefighting is a tradition in this Mayer, Minnesota family. Combined, the family has served over 100 years putting out fires, protecting property, and saving lives. Rod Maetzold (Dad), is Mayer’s fire chief. The three sons — Jon, Andy, and Adam have been volunteering since they turned 18. Together, at one point, the family made up almost a third of the entire small town fire department. They sometimes joked around and called the firehouse the Maetzold Fire Department. It’s been a rewarding experience for the family, but also one that has not been easy. One evening, Andy Maetzold was dispatched to the scene of an accident. Inside the single car rollover he saw a friend. It was one of the toughest accident scenes Andy […] Read more »

COTS Relies on OnPage Priority Messaging Alerts System When Disaster Strikes


COTS – the Central Ohio Trauma System relied on the OnPage Priority Messaging Alerts System to a help disseminate accurate and timely situational awareness during the sub-zero temperatures of last winter’s Polar Vortex. And, it relies on OnPage today to help save lives whenever disaster strikes.  The Polar Vortex Threatens a Hospital Network In the winter of 2014, the Polar Vortex covered much of the United States and temperatures in Ohio plummeted to record lows. The Central Ohio Trauma System (COTS) received numerous requests from central Ohio healthcare agencies for immediate and accurate communications about an evolving medical emergency. A water main break occurred in one of our major cities, affecting one of our hospital systems causing the shut down of  the entire water supply to the hospital,” recalled Kelsey Blackburn, Critical Incident Response Planner for COTS. “At that point, the main issue was not that they didn’t have power – because they […] Read more »

Minimize Server Downtime or Pay Thousands!


A recent study done by Ponemon Institute & Emerson Network Power shows that healthcare organizations face an average cost of $690,000 per outage incident. This comes as a 41 percent increase since 2010. The study also shows that larger groups with more extensive IT systems could pay our nearly as much as $1.74 million per incident. These costs come at a hefty price, but server downtime for the healthcare industry can be detrimental to daily operations. The healthcare industry is very dependent on data for all aspects of care including clinical metrics, patient care, and billing and reporting. The fines associated with each incident do depend on a number of factors such as length of data downtime and complexity of downtime.  “This increase in cost underscores the importance for organizations to make it a priority to minimize the risk of downtime that can potentially cost thousands of dollars per minute,” said […] Read more »

IT Alerts: How to Improve Responsiveness


Click to read the entire Whitepaper- IT Alerts_ How To Improve Responsiveness As an IT Professional, receiving CRITICAL alerts in a timely manner can be the difference between company up-time and down-time.  You need to ensure that you receive these alerts promptly and effectively in order to ensure operations are running smoothly.  To accomplish this, you must first increase your response rates to these CRITICAL messages. This can be done by starting with these three, very important actions.  1) Ensure your IT team gets alerted immediately on their mobile devices about pending problems or performance degradation with a unique continuous alert. Your team needs to have a distinguishable and persistent alert that will immediately grab their attention and will keep them from ever missing a message. Using SMS or email for CRITICAL alerts should be omitted for this reason. OnPage has a very distinct alert that will grab your attention immediately. […] Read more »

OnPage Pager Replacement and Priority Messaging Application Strengthens Security and Increases Efficiency with New Enhanced Version

To Read The Entire Press Release Click Here Onset Technology, creator of the OnPage Pager Replacement and Priority Messaging Application, releases new version with security and efficiency enhancing features such as Remote Wipe, Contact Sync, Message Forwarding and New Ringtones OnPage announced today the release of an enhanced version of the OnPage pager application for the iPhone, Android and Blackberry devices. New features will provide users with strengthened security and reliability for their mobile communication needs. The new release will also provide greater flexibility and customization capabilities to meet the specific needs of its customers. One of the top ten issues hospitals are facing during 2013 is Mobile Communication Security. According to the PwC Health Research Institute, 69% of consumers surveyed said they were concerned about the privacy of their medical information if providers accessed it through mobile devices. “The rising concern over hospital privacy and security is due to […] Read more »

OnPage Pager Application Celebrates 2nd Birthday!

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Hard to believe, we are already two years in the market!! The OnPage pager application for Android, iPhone and Blackberry was the FIRST in the market to offer hosted Paging service on Smartphones.  Not the traditional paging service capabilities on Android, iPhone and Blackberry but smart paging that ensures efficiency, accountability and reliability. For most individuals, Paging is an 80’s term. Most will say “I used to carry a pager 20 year ago…” or “Who still needs a Pager these days?” But the answer is simple: Paging is a term used to describe urgency, priority messaging which we all still need, and thus it should not be associated with the actual pager device of yesteryear.  Today’s paging allows you to be informed as to the message status, allows you to reply to a page and even initiate a page to another OnPage user, all at your fingertips on your smartphone. […] Read more »

Hospitals Losing BILLIONS over Outdated Pager Technology!


“U.S hospitals are wasting billions of dollars every year by having their staff use archaic communication technology like pagers” (CNN Mo ney) According to a new study by technology research firm Ponemon Institute, physicians and nurses working in hospitals waste an average of 46 minutes a day when they use beepers to exchange information about patients, rather than using updated technology like smartphones. The study goes on to say that the cost of lost productivity for hospitals due to outdated technology like pagers translates to more than $8 billion annually! Hospitals that can make the switch to a more updated technology like OnPage Priority Messaging- a pager replacement application that combines the functionality of a pager but with the power and convenience of a smartphone. OnPage can increase their productivity levels, and allow them to reduce unnecessary spending on outdated technology like pagers. The respondents of the survey also mentioned […] Read more »

University Medical Center Chooses OnPage Priority Messaging for their Critical Communication Needs

To Read The Entire Press Release Click Here An Ivy League medical center can now communicate faster and more efficiently with secure, HIPAA compliant priority messaging without having to carry outdated pagers.  Onset Technology, leader in secure mobile priority messaging, creator of OnPage announced today that a leading University Medical Center has chosen OnPage as their pager replacement application for their cardiology surgery department. OnPage will enable this physician-led medical center to eliminate their costly and outdated pager devices by combining the benefits of pagers, SMS, and email into one easy to use, secure smartphone application. The university health center is a non-profit, medical center that focuses on Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, and Cardiology.  With on-site medical support services, a pharmacy, diagnostic imaging suite, endoscopy suite and a full laboratory, the Center offers cutting-edge medical care to its local community and beyond. Wide-spread deployment of OnPage across all […] Read more »

Case study: Saint Francis Hospital

One of the Largest Private Medical Centers in the Country Eliminates Outdated, Costly Pager Technology by Embracing Secure Assured Messaging with OnPage Business Situation Dave Cote, Manager of Telecom & Network Engineering For Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center was looking for an inexpensive, secure and reliable pager replacement for over 2,000 pagers. Solution OnPage provided Saint Francis with HIPAA compliance, delivery confirmation notifications, elimination of monthly fees and consolidation of their physicians multiple devices, Products OnPage Benefits Saint Francis is now able to: •eliminate their monthly fees. •relieve their physicians of carrying around an extra device. •enjoy a 100% reliability rate for hospital messages •ensure delivery and confirmation of messages •know that the right message gets to the right person at the right time. “With OnPage, our hospital and its call center have received highest level of reliability. I have not had one issue with operators sending messages, or […] Read more »

7 Reasons To Choose OnPage!

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There are many reasons to choose OnPage as your virtual pager or pager replacement. To name a few, here are 7 reasons why you should switch to OnPage Priority Messaging today! 1)      Consolidation of Devices–  OnPage consolidates all of your devices into one- your smartphone. Don’t carry around an additional device like an old pager, just carry one! 2)      Confirmation of Delivery & Read-  OnPage lets you know when your message was delivered, sent, read and replied. With full audit trail capabilities you can keep track of all your messages and make sure that NO messages are missed. 3)      Continuous Alert & Repeated Delivery-  OnPage continuously attempts to deliver the message to your phone for up to 8 hours to ensure that critical messages get through. Our persistent alert sounds just like a pager and is impossible to miss. 4)      Convenience-  With full reply capabilities, pre-defined response and the ability to create groups and […] Read more »

Enterprise Mobility Infographic

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Check out this cool Enterprise Mobility Infographic posted by xcubelabs! Key Highlights: 67% of CIOS and other IT professionals will believe mobility will impact their business as much as or more than the internet did in the 1990s! The #1 Major Business Benefit for driving mobile computing is Increased Efficiency. 85% of more than 130 Hospitals surveyed support BYOD for physicians and staff. 70% of organizations are already using or planning to use custom mobile application Please follow and like us: Read more »

Mobile App Market Expectations For 2016


Forecasting for mobile health applications is looking good. According to ABI Research, the mobile health applications market is predicted to grow to $400 million as 2016 approaches. In 2010 the market reached $120 million, so looking forward this research suggests that the market could actually quadruple in size in 2016. A growth this tremendous will mean big opportunities for application developers, technology vendors and healthcare practices that will start to see more of a presence of mobile apps in their own organizations. Alongside ABI’s research, Juniper Research also released its own study that depicts mHealth apps will reach 142 million downloads around the world in 2016. Contrast to ABI’s research, Juniper expects the download rate of the mHealth apps to grow at twice the rate of revenues. They predict more than a billion downloads occurring annually by the year 2016. With these new forecasts the expectations for the mobile app […] Read more »

Five Ways Mobile Devices and Digital Apps Will Transform Healthcare


It’s no surprise mobile apps and devices are transforming healthcare as we speak. Let’s take a look at the reasons why they are transforming the Healthcare industry 1. Access to Care In Rural Areas In rural communities where help may be at a minimum, some health application can help patients manage their own treatments. 2.  Improved Patient Engagement There are a lot of reasons why patients may not want to access the care they should be getting. With some health applications, now patients can be notified of certain data that would have proved to be difficult to maintain before. 3. Logistics Health applications not only play a role with patient engagement, but company logistics as well. Minimize downtime and shortages with a pager replacement apps such as OnPage. 4. Finance There are some health financing applications on the market that can help to reduce cost of care. 5.  Scope for […] Read more »

OnPage is Chosen by Boston Children’s Hospital to Provide Secure Paging for Smartphones

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OnPage™  announced today that Boston Children’s Hospital, ranked number one pediatric hospital in the country by U.S. News and World Report, has chosen OnPage Priority Messaging to replace its traditional pagers. The dedicated paging devices carried by physicians everywhere will no longer be necessary as their functionality is integrated into their smartphones. Boston Children’s hospital will enjoy many benefits using the OnPage service, including the ability to communicate immediately and securely with its doctors through both cell service and WI-FI, send continuous paging alerts until message receipt, receive actual read acknowledgement automatically when a doctors read their messages, create and manage groups and escalation groups through the OnPage Console, keep a log of the entire communication chain for traceability, and all with HIPAA-compliant encryption for security. Furthermore, since OnPage runs on the most popular smartphones, there is no longer the need for the doctors to carry an additional pager device. […] Read more »

OnPage is Chosen by Boston Children’s Hospital to Provide Secure Paging for Smartphones

To Read The entire Press Release Click Here Doctors can now stay in touch at all times with secure, HIPPA-compliant priority messaging without carrying a traditional pager device   WALTHAM, Mass. –January 22, 2013 —Onset Technology, creator of OnPage™  Priority Messaging, announced today that Boston Children’s Hospital, ranked number one pediatric hospital in the country by U.S. News and World Report, has chosen OnPage Priority Messaging to replace its traditional pagers. The dedicated paging devices carried by physicians everywhere will no longer be necessary as their functionality is integrated into their smartphones. “Using OnPage, this progressive, forward thinking hospital is now bringing the same level of innovation to address its communication needs as it did to medical care for over a century” says Judit Sharon, CEO of Onset Technology. Traditional pagers are used for alpha-numeric 240 character-max one way communication. Pages sent to traditional pagers require the physician to call […] Read more »

Pediatric Practice Turns to OnPage for Priority Messaging

To Read The Entire Press Release Click Here Onset Technology, the leader in Secure Priority Messaging, recently announced that a pioneering Pediatric Clinic has chosen OnPage™ service as the primary form of priority messaging for its physicians and staff, replacing their traditional paging devices with secure virtual paging on their smartphones. For over forty years the Practice has provided top-of-the-line medical care for patients ages 0-21. Recently, they decided to make their practice completely electronic to better suit the needs of their young patients. After careful research, they decided to replace their traditional pagers with OnPage’s secure, HIPAA compliant, application to send and receive emergency messages, on any smart phone, pertinent to their patient’s safety and the organizational flow of their clinic. OnPage converts any iPhone, BlackBerry, or Android device into a secure, reliable communications system. It combines the benefits of a Pager, SMS, and Email into one easy-to- use […] Read more »

Major Health Foundation uses OnPage for High Priority Secure Communication


Recently, a forward-looking health foundation has chosen OnPage’s Secure Priority Messaging system to enhance its high-priority communication processes. The Foundation will utilize OnPage within its IT department to support immediate communication needs and to reduce server downtime. Based on its success with OnPage thus far, the Foundation is preparing to deploy OnPage Priority Messaging to its physicians and other essential medical and administrative staff. To Read The Entire Press Release Click Here Please follow and like us: Read more »

OnPage Assists in Disaster Recovery Amidst Hurricane Sandy’s Fury

To Read The Entire Press Release Click Here The OnPage facilities remained fully operational during Hurricane Sandy, providing its customers full access to Priority messaging.  Onset Technology, the creator of OnPage Secured Priority Messaging, announced today that amidst the wrath and fury of Hurricane Sandy this past week, OnPage’s server facilities remained fully operational. Hitting the east coast with flooding, high winds and millions without power, Sandy left many businesses without power.  The OnPage facilities, located in Pennsylvania and New York City were hit hard by Sandy, but remained operational amid the power outages that pursued. OnPage’s hosted cloud infrastructure is always prepared in case a natural disaster strikes. OnPage’s power supplies comprise redundant systems as well as battery and multiple generators backup, providing uninterruptible power at all times. The OnPage facilities are also equipped with fiber optic SONET Ring (Synchronous Optical Network), a “self-healing” cabling system that is known […] Read more »

OnPage Assists in Disaster Recovery Amidst Hurricane Sandy’s Fury


Hurricane Sandy Hit the east coast with flooding, high winds and sent millions without power. As a result of the storm, Sandy left many businesses without power that ultimately led to downtime.  The OnPage facilities, located in Pennsylvania and New York City were hit hard by Sandy, but remained operational amidst the power outages that pursued. OnPage’s hosted cloud infrastructure is always prepared in case a natural disaster strikes. OnPage’s power supplies comprise redundant systems as well as battery and multiple generators backup, providing uninterruptible power at all times. The OnPage facilities are also equipped with fiber optic SONET Ring (Synchronous Optical Network), a “self-healing” cabling system that is known for its 99.999% uptime. No interruption of the OnPage service meant that Onpage’s clients were able to use OnPage’s communication services during the hurricane, including coordinating disaster relief where it was most needed. To read the Entire Press Release Click Here Please follow and […] Read more »

Communication Spending on the Rise

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Veronis Suhler Stevenson’s, a global capital private investment firm, recently reported that spending within the communications industry increased 4.4 percent to $1.129 trillion in 2011, despite the significant economic turmoil of this time. The report also states that spending is projected to rise another 5.2 percent this year, reaching $1.189 trillion! According to the report digital spending has been a “driving force of growth across all of its sectors, segments and sub-segments.” With the communication industry growing so rapidly and causing many businesses to experience significant growth as well, its time clinics and hospitals look into their communication systems. Many hospitals haven’t improved their communications systems since activating their traditional pager systems, which are now out of date technology. It’s fascinating that hospitals are so far behind the curve with communications when they are in an industry that relies very heavily on safe and reliable communication efforts.  With a potential […] Read more »

MEMA Selects OnPage Secure Priority Messaging for Mitigating Disasters


OnPage is honored to have the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) trust in them for their critical communication needs. MEMA provides the Commonwealth of Massachusetts valuable leadership during emergencies by coordinating with local, state and Federal governments to ensure a cohesive response. The Operations Division of MEMA maintains and operates the state Emergency Operations Center (EOC), monitoring emergencies statewide through the Communications Unit  24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and serves as the command and control center for the Commonwealth. MEMA chose OnPage due to it’s security features, trace-ability and ability to communicate with different types of devices. OnPage will ultimately allow MEMA’s staff to reliably communicate and share information during emergencies as well as save valuable time when dealing with response operations. To read the entire press release click here. Please follow and like us: Read more »

OnPage for Parents


With September in full swing, children, teenagers, and college students are finding themselves back in school, while parents start to prepare for the hectic weeks and months ahead. As a parent, trying to juggle multiple school schedules and activities is not only exhausting but also worrisome. When you have to coordinate these chaotic schedules you run the risk that something might not go as planned; school is let out early, soccer practice is cancelled, or your babysitter is running late. If one of these situations occurs you might get a phone call, email, or text informing you, but the chances that you will miss the message is always a risk you have to take and when it comes to child safety taking risks is a not an option.   OnPage allows for parents to take that risk out of their lives by knowing that they can always be reached. OnPage […] Read more »

Lee County EMS Chooses OnPage for its Priority Messaging

Lee County EMS, a Florida certified ground and rotor-wing Advanced Life Support Provider has chosen OnPage for its priority messaging.   With a mission of providing the highest quality out-of-hospital emergency medical care and transportation, their highly trained professionals use the best technology to meet the needs of those who require assistance. OnPage will help them achieve this critical mission day in and day out by ensuring reliable and auditable communication under all circumstances.   “We have established a new unit to support our staff, and wanted the latest technology to ensure access to this unit at all times.  Traditional pagers were not an option for us because the coverage is too spotty and carrying an additional communication device in this day and age is just not acceptable.” Deputy Chief Warren Panem To read the full Press Release click here.   ABOUT LEE COUNTY EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES  Lee County Emergency Medical Services […] Read more »

Earthquakes, Hurricanes and Onset Technology

  National disasters can strike with our without notice. Given recent events with the Virginia centered earthquake and hurricane Irene, no one is more keenly aware of this than residents, businesses and agencies residing and doing business along the US Eastern seaboard.  From the Capitol Region on up through New York and even points further north, the country experienced multiple emergency situations. We thank our Federal Agencies for their preparedness, poise and response. In grave situations such as these, it’s vital that Federal employees have a clear channel of communications with managers, coworkers and team members to navigate through the various challenges and emergencies that arise. One key way to achieve this is by tapping into their organization’s mobile deployment. Mobile connection ensures messaging continuity with uninterrupted communication and access to critical information (BC/COOP). Onset Technology is used by a considerable number of Federal Government Agencies. Those agencies depend on […] Read more »