Seven reasons why we need pager alternatives in healthcare

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Pitch the pager or face the consequences While smartphones have become the manner of communication for most professionals, pagers are still used in many professions as the standard mode of communication. This choice for pagers comes with significant consequences and indeed many suggest the need for finding pager alternatives in healthcare. For example, pagers are not a secure method for communicating as pager messages are unencrypted. They leak information. Pager communications can also be hijacked. What is surprising is that while pagers have many significant reliability issues associated with them, many doctor and healthcare organizations continue to use them rather than seek a pager alternative. Stickiness While the overall popularity of pagers has been in decline over the past several years (see Google trends graph), pagers still maintain stickiness in the healthcare industry. In part this reason is historical as pagers have been used to alert doctors since the 1950s and […] Read more »

See You at Boston DevOps Days 2016

OnPage is proud to be a Gold Sponsor at DevOps Days Boston taking place at the Boston Park Plaza on August 25-26th.  If you’re attending, please stop by and get one of our very cool t-shirts and enter to win one of the many prizes we’re raffling off. If you want to schedule a time to chat or see some of our newest features, please sign up for a meeting with us. We’d love to speak with you. Uniqueness of Boston DevOps Days – where to start When Patrick Debois and Andrew Shafer coined the term DevOps back in 2009, they probably did not expect their concept for bringing together agile development and code deployment to become a worldwide phenomenon. However, today cities around the world host DevOps conferences and each conference has its own flavor. Boston’s attendees are not surprisingly from the high tech and biotech communities. Attendees from […] Read more »

Can Smartphones Can Help You Eat Better?

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A smartphone is great for calculating your net worth, listening to music, and taking photos. But did you know that a smartphone is also great for helping you eat better? Well, that’s what 82 percent of respondents believe, according to a recent survey. That stat comes from food ethnographer June Jo Lee, who specializes in cultural analysis, and who also recently conducted a survey at a whole grains food conference in Boston. Smartphones have the ability to help increase food literacy – just by doing a Siri or Google search. Many social researchers believe it is also influencing not only what millennials think, but what they eat. The real question is, do they end up eating better and healthier or do they just think they are eating better and healthier. It’s hard to know for sure — because the data is all self-reported. One thing, however, is clear — access to […] Read more »

The Mobile Health Revolution is Here

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Advances in mobile computing technology are revolutionizing the way teen, parents, grandparents, and businesses communicate, access, and use information. If you think about it, it’s not at all surprising, considering that people check their phones an average of 150 times a day. As of 2014, more than 80% of Americans own and regularly use cell phones. Of those cell phones, 50% are smartphones running iOS or Android operating systems which capable of browsing the Internet and downloading the millions of available Apps.  Anyone who has a teenager knows that mobile computing has taken over. But here’s what may be surprising to some – mobile computing has made major inroads to the professional world, with patient health management at the head of the pack. An Information Week article published in 2011 reported that 80% of doctors use a smartphone or a tablet (such as a iPad) at work. And in another report, […] Read more »

Mass. Tech & Health Care Firms’ Trade Mission to Israel

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Mass. technology and health care leaders will be heading to Israel, along with Gov. Deval Patrick, on an innovation partnership and trade mission. Gov. Patrick and members of the delegation are scheduled to visit companies and business organizations in the innovation economy sectors from May 27  to June 4, 2014. The group will make stops in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, then Dubai, and finally Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.    The list of those attending the mission reads like a who’s who of the Bay State tech world. It includes: Barry Cohen, EVP Strategy, PTC Tim Healy, CEO,  Chairman and Co-Founder, EnerNOC Avner Halperin, CEO of EarlySense Robert Kraft, CEO & President of Kraft Industries Fred Lawrence, president of Brandeis University Nicholas Negroponte, Co-Founder & Chairman, MIT Media Lab Tim Rowe, CEO of Cambridge Innovation Center Ido Schoenberg, CEO of American Well Joel Schwartz, senior V.P. for global new business […] Read more »