Spok, Inc., a provider of enterprise healthcare communications, announced a continued strategic partnership with Standard Communications, Inc. (SCI), a VA verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) to implement their healthcare communication platform across VA hospitals. The Spok Care Connect® clinical communication and collaboration platform improves staff efficiency and veteran care while adhering to the standards set by the VA in its Technical Reference Model (TRM).
Together, Spok and SCI are helping a growing number of VA hospitals implement Spok Care Connect to modernize communications and deliver actionable information to the right clinician or staff member on VA approved mobile devices. This includes sending alerts from nurse call systems to the appropriate nurse and delivering radiology test results to the ordering physician to respond quickly to the patient’s needs. To keep patients safe and reduce patient elopement and wandering, real-time location system (RTLS) tracking notifications can also be sent to appropriate hospital staff when a patient begins roaming outside the established boundaries.
“We are proud to be working with the VA Medical Centers and believe that this is further validation of the tremendous value we provide to our customers,” said Vincent D. Kelly, president, and chief executive officer of Spok Holdings, Inc. “Organizations continue to depend on the Spok Care Connect platform to fully support care team collaboration and decision-making to improve patient safety and outcomes.”
Spok currently supports more than 1,900 hospitals—both large and small—in their quest to deliver the highest standards of care with communication technology designed to meet today’s challenges.