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...
December 6, 2018
This morning medical communications company Spok announced that it inked a deal with Standard Communications to expand its Spok Care Connect messaging service to more VA healthcare systems.
Spok's system specifically ensures secure messaging within the hospital system. It allows providers to send secure text messages, set preferences and encrypt paging. It can also assist in physician and nurse...
June 12, 2018
When healthcare communications firm Spok first began investigating the prevalence of mobile strategies in 2012, only a third of survey respondents reported that their organization had a formalized strategy in place. While this number has generally increased over time, the company’s most recent annual survey of US healthcare professionals found, for the first time, a decrease in the year-to-year...
June 7, 2018
The Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust has tapped Healthy.io for a new program that will allow kidney patients to take home urine tests, using their smartphone cameras and digital testing kits. The test results will then be automatically electronically delivered to physicians.
“This is great news for patients with kidney conditions and we’re really excited to be the first NHS organization to be...
May 11, 2018
Peerfit, a digital platform for fitness benefits, announced recently the appointment of Jason Parry as the company’s chief strategy officer. Parry has more than two decades of experience as an entrepreneur, analyst, consultant, and executive, and most recently held a role at GuideWell/Florida Blue.
“I’ve worked with companies to develop customer-focused strategies to grow and thrive throughout...
March 14, 2018
Virginia Hospital Center, a 394-bed nonprofit hospital in the Washington, DC area, is implementing the Spok Care Connect platform for hospital communication. The organization is planning a hospital-wide rollout of the smartphone-based secure messaging platform.
“Two years ago, we decided to invest in a new EHR and now, interoperability is a top priority for us,” Michael Mistretta, vice president...
March 1, 2018
Qualcomm Life announced an exclusive licensing agreement with AlertWatch, creator of an FDA-cleared intelligence care software that assists in the care of patients in the operating room. The deal will give Qualcomm Life the exclusive rights to sell AlertWatch, which the company plans to showcase at HIMSS 2018.
“At AlertWatch, we believe that integrating multiple streams of data into a live,...
May 18, 2017
As Scott Gottlieb kicks off his tenure as FDA commissioner, former commissioner Robert Califf has a new gig as well. Califf revealed in a blog post that he has taken a job at Verily, the life sciences arm of Alphabet, as well as returning to professorial positions at Duke and Stanford. Although the details of his role are still unclear, Califf will work on Verily’s Baseline study, an effort to...
January 19, 2017
Jawbone's Chief Financial Officer has left the company, The Verge reported this week. CFO Jason Child, who joined Jawbone in 2015 from Groupon, has left the struggling company to join the Global Advisory Board of the University of Washington's Foster School of Business. Jawbone also lost it's top product exec, Travis Bogard, this past summer.
New York City-based physician-specialist consult...
October 5, 2016
Bill Evans has joined Rock Health as the digital health seed fund company’s new managing director. Evans has worked with Rock Health since the company’s early days, and has worked at Genentech and Roche Diagnostics in informatics and product development roles. Prior to Genentech, Evans was a senior software engineer at Epinions and an analyst at Goldman Sachs.
“As a leader at one of our long-time...