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Spok Features the Power of Standards-Based Interoperability at HIMSS20

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Spok, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Spok Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPOK) and a global leader in healthcare communications, is reinforcing its commitment to advancing interoperability for hospitals and health systems at HIMSS20. Spok will demonstrate the power of standards-based interoperability with its new, integrated cloud-native communication platform, Spok Go®, at HIMSS booth #2579 and at the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™ booth #8300 in hall E, March 9-13, in Orlando, Florida.

“Interoperability is key to increasing patient safety as well as reducing costs for health systems,” said Vincent D. Kelly, president and chief executive officer of Spok Holdings, Inc. “We understand how important interoperability is, and we are committed to leading the way through innovation in order to enhance how our customers deliver care through our powerful clinical communication platform, Spok Go.” Kelly added that, “Spok’s interoperability with EHRs and other clinical applications solves multiple problems facing healthcare systems today.”

HIMSS Interoperability Showcase, the highest trafficked area of the conference exhibit floor, is where technology leaders uncover innovative solutions that enable seamless, secure, interoperable health information exchange through standards and improve individual and population health around the globe. Spok has taken on key roles in the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase for more than 10 years, expanding its reach each year as a leader in integrated critical-care communication solutions. Spok will participate in multiple use cases throughout the week, including The Quiet Hospital and Unlocking Analytics across the Care Continuum demonstrations.

“Spok has been focused on interoperability for years, but this year we have more of a focus on alleviating alarm fatigue,” said John Lalonde, Chief Technology Officer. “The ability for a communication solution to allow caregivers to remotely diminish the sounds from devices such as infusion pumps and monitors all while making alarm notifications more efficient will appeal to many hospitals and health care systems throughout the United States.”

As part of the HIMSS20 educational program, attendees can learn how Peninsula Regional Medical Center and Medical University of South Carolina improve care at their organizations using Spok solutions:

  • Aviation and Healthcare: Communicating for Safety

    Tuesday, March 10, 2020: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

    Presenters: Chris Snyder, DO, Chief Quality Officer and Physician Advisor, Peninsula Regional Medical Center
  • The Evolution of the Hospital Call Center

    Wednesday, March 11, 2020: 11:30-12:30 p.m.

    Presenters: Kelly Howard, Director of Enterprise Messaging System and Communications Call Center, Medical University of South Carolina

In addition to the Interoperability Showcase at booth #8300 in hall E and education sessions, HIMSS20 attendees are invited to visit the Spok booth #2570 for a personal tour of the latest evolution of the Spok Go platform. Learn more and book a demo or meeting at

About Spok

Spok, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Spok Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPOK), headquartered in Springfield, Virginia, is proud to be a global leader in healthcare communications. We deliver clinical information to care teams when and where it matters most to improve patient outcomes. Top hospitals rely on the Spok Care Connect® and Spok Go® platforms to enhance workflows for clinicians, support administrative compliance, and provide a better experience for patients. Our customers send over 100 million messages each month through their Spok® solutions. Spok is making care collaboration easier. For more information, visit or follow @spoktweets on Twitter.

Spok is a trademark of Spok Holdings, Inc. Spok Care Connect and Spok Go are trademarks of Spok, Inc.