Halt the Horrible Hospital Waiting Room Experience  

The hospital waiting room is universally dreadful. Most of us have spent long hours waiting on someone we know and love who is chronically ill or injured and waiting for care. We fill the time staring at the walls, reading old magazines, and eating stale vendor food while waiting to see a doc. That just […]

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The Top 3 Ways to Survive a Stroke

Stroke is an emergency. The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada reports an estimated 62,000 strokes happen in this country each year. The Foundation says the sooner you arrive at a hospital during a stroke, the higher your chances of survival. Seconds count in such a medical emergency. And results can be overwhelming. Every delay […]

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It’s a disaster! Does your cell phone work?

The sound of silence in a crisis is an eerie thing. Yet, it’s what residents throughout Atlantic Canada heard in August 2017 when their cell phones went down. It’s frightening to realize the isolation of your situation, especially for those in hospitals and homecare or for those in need of emergency attention. First responders know […]

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Cyber mafia & the lucrative market of hospital records

Health care records are a valuable commodity on the black market. And they are becoming increasingly treasured as a person moves through life. Credit card numbers, phone numbers, and bank account numbers can change when personal data is lost or otherwise compromised. Yet, someone could steal a teenager’s medical history today to see it appreciate […]

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4 Ways to Alert People in a Short Time

In a disaster, who are you going to call? A text message should be more reliable in a situation where the data network that is congested, since text messages travel on an entirely different band from mobile data.  Further, you can send and receive SMS messages without any Internet or data access on your device (i.e. even […]

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Best Health Apps

The glut of apps on our phones is hard to resist. We want to explore many of them yet, the rabbit hole for health apps robs us of our precious time. There are literally thousands of apps to know about. There also are aggregate lists of those that really are worth checking out. Here’s our […]

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A Brief History of Paging

The pager is a device that uses a dedicated radio frequency to receive messages. Those messages are broadcast on a specific frequency over a special network of radio base stations. One person sends a text message using a telephone or email that gets forwarded to the pager of the person they want to talk to. […]

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Top 12 reasons why we still need pagers in critical messaging [healthcare, first responders, government…]

Good healthcare leaders always impress me. They are independent thinkers who understand the evolution of medicine and they are passionate about serving the needs of patients. This type of professional starts by focusing on people, not a walking list of symptoms. Legendary management consultant Peter Drucker once said, “Management is doing things right; leadership is […]

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Lessons from Fort McMurry Wildfire: Critical messaging

Muddled communications during Fort McMurray’s wildfire caught officials off guard last year. A report by wildlife experts from B.C. and Alberta said the fight to save the city was hampered because regional and provincial authorities failed to share information in the earliest, most critical days. The consultants interviewed 90 people including firefighters, staff and management from […]

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He escaped war in Yugoslavia to manage critical communications in Alberta

Igor Gluic could be featured in a poster to dispel myths about newcomers to Canada. Originally from Yugoslavia, Igor is the general manager of Citipage Ltd. headquartered at Edmonton. The company, part of the Wireless Solutions Group, delivers pagers, paging apps and critical messaging services to healthcare professionals, first responders, and fire fighters. Some of […]

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