Reblog: Ex-Jeffries Banker Fined for ‘Boasting’ WhatsApp Messages

While the service provided by WhatsApp is free of charge, one British user was caught sending some particularly costly messages. Christopher Niehaus, former managing director in the Investment Banking division at the global investment banking firm Jeffries, has been fined £37,000 ($46,000) for sharing confidential information via the popular messaging app. According to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the UK regulator that issued the fine late last month, Niehaus shared…

Reblog: Modern nurse call systems are capable of providing much more than nurse call

On the surface, a nurse call system seems like a straight-forward, almost universally understood concept. Indeed, when they hear the phrase “nurse call,” most people who have worked in healthcare will visualize the same things: dome lights, tones emanating through corridors, and patients using their pillow speakers to change television channels from their beds. They also will picture the chaos of a nurse station while someone speaks to a patient…

Reblog: Value of the new nurse call systems in hospitals

For many years hospitals have been working hard to eliminate communication challenges and improve nursing workflows. Whether it’s locating a nurse, or responding to a patient’s request for more pain medication — it has been notoriously time consuming and difficult to streamline these workflows. One of the approaches to resolving this is through the implementation of a unified nurse calling system. This solution offers a way for nurses and patients…

Reblog: Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) For Hospitals: 5 Things To Consider

Real-time location system (RTLS) technology is used in a variety of settings to determine an asset’s relative or exact location at any given moment. In hospitals and other healthcare settings, there are a number of reasons why RTLS technology is valuable: Ensuring high-value equipment stays in the correct location. Locating easily misplaced assets in high-traffic areas (say, an emergency room). Receiving alerts if something leaves a hospital floor. Monitoring people…

Reblog:Get The Lowdown : RTLS For Dummies

Think of RTLS as a work and asset management system on steroids. RTLS (that’s real-time location system to you and I) is taking the healthcare industry by storm and it’s no surprise considering it can save the average US hospital up to $2 million per annum. That is not a figure to be sniffed at – think of all the things a hospital could do with an extra $2 million…

Benefits of Nurse Call Systems for the Healthcare Industry

Nurse call systems are an increasingly prevalent piece of apparatus within care homes and nursing facilities and when you take a look at the benefits of this type of medical equipment, it quickly becomes apparent just how instrumental they are when it comes to improving patient safety and streamlining nurse’s workload and making them more efficient in general. But what are the main benefits of installing nurse call systems within…

Repost: How unsafe is it to use Whatsapp for enterprise communications?

With over 1 billion users and over 42 billion messages transmitted every day via Whatsapp, it wouldn’t be an overstatement to say Whatsapp is a social messaging phenomenon. In fact, Whatsapp is so important to us that hackers now disguise a malware attack attempt using a bogus Whatsapp update notification, thinking that users would likely not ignore a Whatsapp update. True enough, the malware attack targeted at mobile banking users…

Nurse Call Systems – Wired or Wireless?

Healthcare units are always facing the vexed question – Should they go in for a wired or wireless nurse call system? Which is better and why? If you ask a manufacturer, he will no doubt offer a somewhat biased opinion towards the product he is selling. Each system has its advantages and disadvantages depending on the situation. We will try and give you the pros & cons of both types…

Repost: WhatsApp vulnerability allows snooping on encrypted messages

A security vulnerability that can be used to allow Facebook and others to intercept and read encrypted messages has been found within its WhatsApp messaging service. Facebook claims that no one can intercept WhatsApp messages, not even the company and its staff, ensuring privacy for its billion-plus users. But new research shows that the company could, in fact read some messages due to the way WhatsApp has implemented its end-to-end…

TeleMessage in Healthcare

TeleMessage lets doctors, nurses, healthcare providers communicate faster and more efficiently, while remaining 100% HIPAA-compliant. Using the devices that they already own, healthcare professionals can securely text ePHI, including files, pictures and videos to one another. The benefits of secure text messaging, whether used in large hospitals or small private practices are endless: Comply with HIPAA and industry regulations Improve communication between physicians, nurses and caregivers Address patient needs more…