healthcare communications

By Dave Muoio 03:59 pm November 6, 2019
Due to their increasingly personalized and convenient experiences with other sectors, consumers have high expectations when it comes to the services they’re receiving from the healthcare industry, according to a new global survey from Salesforce Research of nearly 6,000 consumers. Unfortunately, nearly half (47%) of those polled believe that the healthcare and life sciences are less focused on...
By Dave Muoio 12:05 pm October 29, 2019
Weave, a Utah-based software startup tackling patient communications for various medical specialties as well as dentistry and optometry, has brought in a $70 million Series D funding round, bringing the company to a total valuation of $970 million. New backer Tiger Global Management led the raise, with prior investors Catalyst, Bessemer, Crosslink, Pelion and LeadEdge also contributing. WHAT THEY...
By Laura Lovett 03:06 pm May 13, 2019
Miscommunication and misinterpretation have long plagued text and email messaging. But when it comes to healthcare communication the stakes are high. Balancing efficiency and empathy in text communications can be a difficult task for medical teams.  “There are many ways in which we communicate digitally,” Dr. Richard Frankel, of the Indiana University School of Medicine, said this morning during...
By Dave Muoio 10:49 am March 4, 2019
San Jose-based mobile healthcare device maker Vocera Communications has shipped the first order of its updated wearable for clinicians, the Vocera Smartbadge, to a nearly 700-bed Georgia hospital. The company’s prior device, the Vocera Badge, has long offered secure, hands-free, wireless communications support to practitioners. The newer Smartbadge will offer Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital many...
By Dave Muoio 10:17 pm February 11, 2019
Medical communications company Spok has announced a new suite of tools for its Spok Care Connect platform here at HIMSS19 in Orlando, Florida. Among these are Spok Go, a multidevice app for care team messaging; Spok Conduct, a cloud-based workflow engine with clinical alerting and alarm management support; and Spok Navigate, a tool for operators that helps guide patients and their caregivers...
By Dave Muoio 11:16 am February 7, 2019
Roughly a month after introducing customizable mobile features for its workplace messaging platform, Microsoft announced this morning new features for Microsoft Teams that are specifically aimed at improving communication and coordination between healthcare providers. The service is now able to integrate FHIR-enabled EHR data so that care teams can quickly access and view a patient’s records on...
By Brian Dolan 04:34 am January 20, 2014
Brent Lang, President & CEO, Vocera Communications As MobiHealthNews reported last week Vocera Communications, one of the few public companies working in digital health, acquired alarms management company mVisum for $3.5 million. At the end of last week MobiHealthNews caught up with Vocera President and CEO Brent Lang to discuss the deal. mVisum was looking to raise money: Lang said Vocera...
By Neil Versel 04:13 am November 7, 2013
Motorola Solutions, the enterprise communications vendor created when the former Motorola Inc. split in two in 2011, has released two mobile devices designed specifically for healthcare use. The Schaumburg, Ill.-based company on Tuesday announced the general availability of the MC40-HC, a touch-screen, smartphone-like mobile computer for healthcare environments and the SB1-HC, a wearable, thin-...