Spok to modernize communications in Veterans Affairs Hospitals

Spok, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Spok Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPOK) and a global provider of healthcare communications, announced a continued strategic partnership with Standard Communications, Inc. (SCI), a VA verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and trusted advisor for clinically focused solutions in the VA Healthcare System, the company said.

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.

The Spok solutions enhance workflows for code processes, critical test results automation, and notification to on-call care teams, nurse call alarming for actionable events, and patient tracking, all of which help improve patient outcomes.

SCI is focused on Next Generation Healthcare Optimization helping modernize VA Medical centers by providing an array of VA approved clinical IT solutions that improve VA SAIL scores. The SCI team has a deep understanding of FDA 510K Biomedical technologies, VA clinical workflow practices, Veteran Centered Care, Veteran and Staff safety, and Veteran care processes. SCI designs, installs and operates VA specific solutions providing complete turn-key managed services offerings including onsite resources.

Spok, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Spok Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Springfield, Virginia, is proud to be a global provider of healthcare communications. We deliver clinical information to care teams when and where it matters most to improve patient outcomes. For more information, visit spok.com or follow @spoktweets on Twitter.