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Brighton Ambulance Launches OnPage Secure Messaging to Enhance 911 Communications.

Brighton Ambulance Launches OnPage Secure Messaging to Enhance 911 Communications. o “We know the OnPage system has the ability to save lives and I’d like to see other people in my industry benefit from it too. Brighton Ambulance relies on the system every day and it’s doing a phenomenal job”  – Brad Sentfleben, EMS Captain, Brighton Ambulance, New York. The EMS Captain for Brighton Ambulance, chooses OnPage for its ease of use, uncomplicated deployment, cost effectiveness, and for best meeting the needs of his emergency responders. OnPage, the industry standard in alert management software, announced today that a busy New York ambulance service has chosen OnPage for emergency messaging and special operations communications. By providing secure, HIPAA compliant critical alerts, with predefined escalation protocols, audit trails, receipt and read notifications, emergency responders can be deployed quicker, more reliably and more efficiently. “We are very pleased and honored to have Brighton […] Read more »

COTS Relies on OnPage Priority Messaging Alerts System When Disaster Strikes

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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 »

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 »

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 »

Five Ways Mobile Devices and Digital Apps Will Transform Healthcare

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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 Assists in Disaster Recovery Amidst Hurricane Sandy’s Fury

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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 »

MEMA Selects OnPage Secure Priority Messaging for Mitigating Disasters

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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 »

MEMA Selects OnPage Secure Priority Messaging for Mitigating Disasters

To read the Entire Press Release Click here MEMA, The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency has chosen the OnPage service from Onset Technology, the leader in mobile priority messaging, for their communication needs during response operations. MEMA, the state agency with primary responsibility for ensuring the state’s resilience to disasters added OnPage to its communication channels. 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. OnPage’s priority messaging with its security features, traceability, and ability to communicate with different types of devices will enable MEMA’s Staff  to reliably communicate and share information during emergencies. OnPage integrates with […] Read more »

OnPage Revolutionizes Enterprise Messaging Management with New, Beyond-State-of-the-Art Web Console

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The new Web Management Console  was released on September 9th, 2012.   The new console ensures delivery of priority messages to the right people, while providing a new level of flexibility in organizing and tracking priority communications. In the new Web Management Console, users will have access to new features and options that will enhance their paging experience.  One game changer is the creation of escalation pathways which allows for a message to be sent to a succession of people and if that  message is not read by the intended recipient within a predetermined time period it will then send to the next. Other game changing features includes the ability to administer roles and permissions so each administrator can have only the access they need.  Retention policies is another feature that will allow enterprises to comply with regulations via automatic export of all their messages onto their own servers and permanently removing them from the […] Read more »

OnPage Revolutionizes Enterprise Messaging Management with New, Beyond-State-of-the-Art Web Console

To view the entire Press Release click here.   Onset Technology unveils a new OnPage Web-based Management Console with enhanced features and unprecedented reliability for secure mobile priority messaging Waltham, MA (PRWEB) September 10, 2012 Onset Technology, the leader in secure mobile communication, released today a significant update to its OnPage server software and Web-based Management Console that will revolutionize the way pager and priority communications are executed and managed. OnPage is a secure two way pager and priority messaging application for iPhone®, iPad, iPod touch, BlackBerry and Android with global service coverage using WiFi or Cell service. The message sent via the OnPage service arrives to the smartphone as a prominent page with continuous alert until acknowledged. The sender is kept abreast of the status of the message and is automatically notified when the message is received and when it is actually read. Additionally, the OnPage service is encrypted, redundant […] Read more »

Why SMS is NOT Suitable For Doctors

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Text messaging over the last decade has become a mainstream form of communication, but does that mean that it is appropriate to be used among doctors? The critical messages sent among doctors are different than communications in any other industry. They often contain private and time sensitive information regarding patients; therefore, doctors are required to be in accordance with HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act). Text messaging is NOT HIPAA compliant and therefore texting and doctors simply do not mix. Failure to comply with HIPAA could result in fines of up to $250,000 or ten years in jail. OnPage provides a simple priority messaging solution that fully complies with HIPAA standards to ensure your messages are encrypted, immediate, and auditable. Why SMS does NOT Adhere to Patient Safety:  1.Text messaging is NOT encrypted 2.Text messaging cannot show full audit trails of when the messages are received and read 3.Text messaging cannot ensure priority delivery; a message about a […] Read more »

Lee County EMS Chooses OnPage for its Priority Messaging

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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 »

EMS Group in Florida Chooses OnPage for its Priority Messaging

Lee County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) relies on OnPage for immediate response Onset Technology, the leader in Mobile priority messaging, announced today that Lee County Southwest Florida EMS has chosen its OnPage service to support its staff. Lee County EMS is a Florida certified ground and rotor-wing Advanced Life Support Provider. 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,” says Deputy Chief Warren Panem.  “Traditional pagers were not an option for us because the coverage is too spotty and carrying an […] Read more »

Local Hospitals & Public Safety Feeling the Squeeze of FCC Narrow Banding Mandate

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On January 1, 2013, all paging equipment (including pagers, transmitters etc) must move to a 12.5 KHz narrowband channel or to a technology that achieves equivalent efficiency.   Talk is Cheap The FCC has been talking about Narrow Banding for quite a while, since 1995 in fact, when the first narrow banding rules were adopted.  In 2004 the FCC announced the deadline of January 1, 2013 as the drop dead date for all Public Safety and Industrial/Business licensees to move their communications from the 25 kHz (wideband) radio frequency to the 12.5 kHz (narrowband) channel bandwidth or a technology that achieves equivalent efficiency. With the January 1, 2013 deadline fast approaching many organizations are in a tail spin over finding funds and/or new technology to comply with the Mandate, especially those who chose to delay system updates.  Public Safety, businesses, and hospitals are especially feeling the pressure. Many are scrambling […] Read more »

The Federal SERVE Act Could Rescue Volunteer Fire Fighters and Other First Responders

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  Thousands of volunteers Firefighters and other first responders may finally be getting compensation for their selfless and heroic efforts. On July 11, 2011 New York Congressman Maurice Hinchey introduced the Supporting Emergency Responders Volunteer Efforts (SERVE) Act. According to New York’s WBNG News, “The SERVE Act would provide volunteer firefighters and emergency service personnel with a $1,000 annual tax credit. The brave volunteers who risk their own lives to save the lives of others deserve our support. In short, the SERVE Act says thank you.” Volunteers often incur personal expenses in order to be a part of their community’s first responder teams. It’s not uncommon that they pay for their own pager service and pager hardware to be ‘on call’ when disaster strikes.  As Fire Chief Bob Franklin of Arkansas Northeast Saline County Volunteer Fire and Rescue told Today’s KTHV “They are there in a minute’s notice. Everyone wears […] Read more »