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In Healthcare Communications, One Device Does Not Fit All…Yet

January 4, 2010 2 comments

Is Your Hospital Considering a One Communication Device Strategy? Here are some key points to consider from my recent article in EnterpriseMobileToday.com. 1. Usability matters. A NICU nurse whose hands are busy diapering a baby has very different needs than someone dispatching code teams, or an anesthesiologist. In pointing out the difference between purpose-built healthcare devices like those from Ascom, Vocera or Cisco (and say a BlackBerry or an iPhone), Emergin often talks about "buttonology." Visualize code team members fumbling for the Chiclet-sized keys on a BlackBerry Bold when needing to respond to an emergency situation. When seconds matter, better to have ... More »


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