Sphere3® Partner with Standard Communications

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Sphere3® partners with Standard Communications Kansas City, MO (08.14.2017) – Sphere3® announces an exclusive partnership with Standard Communications Inc., (SCI), to serve the United States Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Centers nationwide. SCI, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, (SDVOSB), brings a wealth of VA experience gained through over 15 years of service to...

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4th Annual STEMMy Awards

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Kerry Gentry Hartnett, 913.333.3923 or Kerry@centralexchange.org 4th Annual STEMMy Awards Hosted by Central Exchange On September 21, 2017 hundreds of leaders and professionals in the Kansas City region will come together to celebrate women who are making a difference in the areas of STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine)...

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Sphere3® hires Chief Nurse Executive, Kathleen Harmon, MS, RN, CENP

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Sphere3® hires Chief Nurse Executive, Kathleen Harmon, MS, RN, CENP Kansas City, MO (07.24.17) – Sphere3® announces the addition of Chief Nurse Executive, Kathleen Harmon. Kathleen joins Sphere3® with more than 30 years of clinical and systems implementation experience including 20 years, serving in a variety of care delivery and leadership roles, with Trinity Health,...

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Sphere3® releases Aperum® Enterprise

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Sphere3® releases Aperum® Enterprise Kansas City, MO (06.26.2017) – Sphere3® announces the release of the industry’s first Enterprise Patient Experience Record platform driven by nurse call light analytics. Aperum® Enterprise allows Healthcare Delivery Organizations (HDOs) to combine nurse call light data from multiple hospitals, regardless of the brand of nurse call light technology, normalize it,...

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Clinical Collaboration and Communication Platforms

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In Gartner’s design of the future of patient communication, a critical tool in the vision is the Clinical Collaboration and Communication platform. (also known as the smart phone tool.) Arguably, the decision around this tool is the most important of all the components of the future of patient communication. Simply stated, it can be used...

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Interactive Patient Care Platforms

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Interactive Patient Care Platforms have held a number of names – my favorite being “Infotainment” the cross section of entertainment and information on one platform. My perspective is that the cool factor of the platform is it has an ability (far beyond any other platform in the hospital) to transcend the walls of the hospital into...

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Alerts & Notification Platforms in the Future of Patient Communications

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In the Gartner Patient Communication and Clinical Collaboration model defined in Barry Runyon’s paper “Is Nurse Call Necessary” (available on our website) there is a necessary convergence of Clinical Collaboration (Voalte, MobileHeartbeats, Spok), Interactive Patient Care (Oneview, Sonifi), and Alerts and Notification Platforms to create a more cohesive environment.  The theory is that they can (and will) replace the need...

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Gartner: Is Nurse Call Necessary?

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There is a movement to transform nurse call from the legacy hardware based system we see today.  Gartner has dedicated several papers to the blue-ocean vision of transformation.  Currently, Barry Runyon’s thought provoking piece: Is Nurse Call Necessary? is available on our website for complimentary download. Recently, someone challenged me on this concept – “...

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Transformational Leadership: CNO Perspectives

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I have the luxury of working every day with incredible CNOs across the US. Our job as a data analytics provider is to give substance to gaps that are identified and provide tools to help move the CNO’s agenda forward. This article includes some of the observations we have made over the past 8 years to...

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Technology Evaluation Tools for a Complex Hospital Acquisition Process

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The last few blogs have focused on how collaboration can occur within a team and how different roles can be leveraged effectively.  How do we engage the expertise of different roles to evaluate various aspects of technologies that leverage the value of your EMR investment? How do we create collaboration among stake holders to enable the acquisition...

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