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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 »

Pager Service Disruption Worries Quebec’s Rural Communities

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Telus announced that it is canceling its pager service across Canada, effective March 31, 2015. This is cause for worry amongst some residents of Quebec’s rural communities according to CBC News. Several anglophone coastline villages near Labrador, on Quebec’s Lower North Shore, do not have cellphone service. They rely on pagers to reach health-care workers and emergency responders. Without a pager system, according to Rowsell Roberts, volunteer firefighters and health-care workers would have to wait by the phone at home. Another group recommend using two-way radios — a 1950’s technology attempting to cure 21st century urgent messaging needs. Pagers Are Obsolete Fewer and fewer people are using pagers – the devices you hold in your hand – as time goes on. The number of pagers in use has been plummeting each year since their height in the mid-1990s. Nonetheless, as of 2013, about 161,500 Canadians still had paging service subscriptions, according […] Read more »

Leading Global Insurance and Investment Company Chooses OnPage

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On November 12, 2014, Onset Technology, creator of OnPage Priority Messaging® announced that one of the world’s largest insurance and investment companies has chosen OnPage to help prioritize time-sensitive messaging within the organization. The insurance and investment company has been partnering with individuals, families and businesses, as advisors, accountants, and service agents for over 100 years and offering them a solid financial foundation, a secure financial future, and peace of mind. Judit Sharon, CEO of Onset Technology, said “We are delighted to have this corporate giant, with assets exceeding $100 billion, entrust their priority, time-sensitive communications to OnPage. They tested our product against their email to SMS system over a large array of metrics and found OnPage to be superior. We are proud to be their solution of choice.” “We have a significant amount of alerting going on that is email based…from pretty much ever system in our environment: Unix, […] Read more »

Pagers Cost Hospitals $1.75 Million in Inefficient Communications

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Inefficient communications during critical clinical workflows such as patient admissions, emergency response team coordination, and patient transfers costs the average U.S. hospital about $1.75 million annually, according to a new report from the Ponemon Institute. The report finds that: A significant amount of time is wasted during these workflows due to the inefficiency of pagers and the lack of adoption of secure text messaging. The use of secure text messaging could reclaim more than half of this wasted time. The Ponemon study highlight the pressing need to overcome inefficient communications  with more effective communications solutions for efficient communication and collaboration amongst providers is critical to the coordination and delivery of patient and allow patients to more quickly receive the care they require. The survey examine more than 400 healthcare providers in the U.S. to identify areas of inefficient communications  in three specific clinical workflows: Patient admissions Coordinating emergency response teams Patient transfers […] Read more »