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6 Helpful Ways Hospitals Can Use DialMyCalls to Communicate

Top 6 Ways to Use DialMyCalls at Your Hospital

 

DialMyCalls is flexible, customizable, and can be used in just about any organization. From non-profits and sports leagues to restaurants, retailers, and even in hospitals.

With DialMyCalls, your hospital administrative staff will have access to a powerful SMS, email, and voice messaging system that can help streamline patient communication, and ensure that you provide the best possible level of care.

Here are just a few of the ways that your hospital or other healthcare institution can benefit from the power of DialMyCalls.

 

Patient Feedback - Hospital Communication

1. Patient Feedback

With DialMyCalls, collecting patient feedback is easier than ever. You want to know how your staff members are doing, of course, and whether or not they are meeting (and exceeding!) patient expectations. There's no such thing as perfect care - so it's critical to hear where you're doing well, and where you could use improvement.

With DialMyCalls, you can quickly set up a vanity phone number that makes it easy for patients to provide feedback via text message about their stay in your facility. By automating the feedback process, you can avoid paperwork and other administrative overhead, but still benefit from honest patient feedback.

 

Visiting Hours - Hospital Communication

2. Visiting Hours Reminders

The families of patients can often be frustrated by short visiting hours, especially in the emergency room or critical care areas. But limited visiting hours are very important in the ICU, because patients need round-the-clock care, and cannot handle the strain of a constant flow of visitors.

To help address this problem, you can create a customized list of family members using the DialMyCalls web application, and send voice, SMS, and email messages to them - informing them about when visiting hours are open for the day.

This way, you can make sure that your patients can see their loved ones, but still give them plenty of time to rest and recover.

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Getting Started With Voice Broadcasting for Your School

School Voice Broadcasting

 

Voice broadcasting for your school is an innovative method of contacting parents, students, teachers and staff anytime an alert or message needs to be sent out quickly. This cutting edge technology lets you automatically transmit any type of phone or text message using an automated system, customized to meet the demands of your school.

 

School Voice Broadcasting Benefits

What Types of Schools Benefit from Voice Broadcasting?

With the busy schedules of parents, teachers and students, it is difficult for any type of school administrator to stay in touch with them. Voice broadcasting works with small, private facilities for preschoolers, all the way up to major universities. Each school type is able to customize the service in order to meet their exact needs.

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5 Tips For Turning a Snow Day into a Family Fun Day

Top 5 Family Fun Snow Day Tips
 

No two words spoken at home can cause the paradox that "snow day" does. Kids are thrilled to learn they get to enjoy a free day off from school, while mom and dad are terrified to find out they have an unscheduled day where they must provide entertainment at home. Take the terror out of a snow day alert by being prepared with some entertaining ways to keep the kids from burning up with cabin fever:

 

Relax - Family Snow Day Tips

Let the Morning Pass By Slowly

Embrace the impromptu day off with nothing planned, and stay toasty in your pajamas for a few extra hours. Let the kids turn the living room into a campsite using blankets and couch cushions. Drag out the sleeping bags and spend the better part of the snowy morning just snuggling, telling stories and snacking on foods that are normally a no-no in the morning.

 

Enjoy - Family Snow Day Tips

Frolic in the Snow

Midday is the best time to get out into fresh snow, as this is likely going to be the warmest part of the day. Pile on the winter gear and let the kids burn off their energy outside. You have to shovel your driveway anyway, so why not let them build a snowman or make snow angels alongside you. Bigger kids can even help with the shoveling task, giving you some free time to throw a snowball or two before it's time to head back inside.

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How to Set up an Active Shooter Alert System With DialMyCalls

Active Shooter Alert System
 

In recent years, active mass shootings in the United States have become more and more common.

Both the number of shootings and number of victims have skyrocketed in the last several decades. In 1966, there were 20 fatalities caused by mass shootings. By 2014, that number had quadrupled to 80+.

Your chance of being involved in a mass shooting is still quite small, despite the increasing frequency of active shooter incidents. However, proper preparation is still critical for ensuring your safety, and the safety of those in your organization.

Read How The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Uses DialMyCalls' Emergency Notification System

DialMyCalls is a very useful tool for emergency alerts, particularly in active shooter situations. In this article, we'll take a look at how DialMyCalls can be used to communicate during active shootings, and how it can protect you and your organization.

 

Text Broadcasts - Active Shooter Alert System

Active Shooter Text Broadcasts

Mass text broadcasts are still one of the most effective ways to communicate with many people at once. Text broadcasts are an effective way to warn students or workers about an active shooter situation - whether they're present, or on their way to the site of a shooting.

Send A Text Broadcast Using DialMyCalls

Send Text Message Broadcast

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90% of people open a text message within 3 minutes of receiving it. This means that text broadcasts from DialMyCalls are an effective, simple way to warn people about dangerous emergency situations, such as an active shooting.

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Top 5 Best Safety Tips for Extreme Weather at Your School

Top 5 School Safety Tips for Extreme Weather
 

School administrators have to deal with a lot. Teacher and staff issues, pushy parents, difficult children - it can be quite a challenge to deal with everything that's on your plate.

But the last thing you need is to be distracted or unable to react quickly to an emergency weather situation - your number one priority has to be keeping the children, staff, and faculty of your school safe and secure.

Emergency weather situations are often some of the most challenging situations that school administrators find themselves dealing with, so it's essential that you have a good idea of your duties and appropriate steps to take to keep your school safe when the worst happens.

In this article, we’ll take a look at some simple tips that you can use to help keep your school safe during an emergency weather situation. Whether it's a severe thunderstorm, a hurricane, or even a tornado these tips will help you keep your head on straight, and deal with any issues you encounter in a levelheaded, professional way. Read on, and learn with us.

 

Preparation - School Safety Tips for Extreme Weather

1. Keep An Eye On The Emergency Weather Situation - And Be Proactive

The best way to deal with an emergency weather situation is to see it coming ahead of time. The longer you have to prepare, the longer you have to ensure the safety of students, faculty, family members, and other people who may be at your school. Minutes - even seconds - are crucial.

So keep an eye on the most up-to-date severe weather warning systems. The best system to use for up-to-date information is a NOAA Weather Radio. These devices allow you to connect directly to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and get up-to-the-second updates about the current situation near you. For a full list of location-specific AM frequencies, check the NOAA website.

When you are in danger, a "tone alert" will issue at 1050hz, which will be followed by warning information relevant to your location. These alerts include tropical storms/hurricanes, tornadoes, flash floods, severe thunderstorms, and other weather patterns.

Other options include cable television like The Weather Channel, local TV news stations with access to NOAA products, and Primary Emergency Alert System (EAS) radio stations. You can also check the weather online or with smartphone applications.

Regardless of how exactly you monitor the weather, ensure that you are up-to-date on potentially dangerous supercells, thunderstorms, and other weather systems that are near your location, so that you can respond, if necessary.

Send Emergency Alerts - School Safety Tips for Extreme Weather

2. Get The Message Out To Students, Staff, And Faculty - ASAP!

The primary method by which emergency information will be relayed to your students is like the PA (Public Address) system. However, this may not always be available to you – for example, if you have already lost power in an emergency weather situation. Therefore, it is critical that you have a backup system such as a megaphone.

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2017 Emergency Alerts Industry News

Emergency Alerts Industry 2017
 

From the first very first smoke signals created by prehistoric men to the 9-1-1 phone system, the emergency communication industry has vastly matured throughout the ages. Now, in 2017, we're at the peak of the information age. You can access nearly any news, from virtually anywhere in the world, any time. Amber alerts, text message notifications, and phone recordings can inform the masses, instantly, of any crisis. Whether it's to let us know about a school cancellation or a natural disaster, this is the current state of emergency alerts.

How Do Emergency Mass Notification Systems Work?

The need for the ability to send out crisis alerts is steadily increasing. One of the latest trends emerging is the high-volume use of mass notification systems (MNS) across multiple industries. So, how does this kind of system work?

In a nutshell, an MNS sends a one-way message to employees, subscribers, or the public regardingan emergency in real-time by way of telephone, text message, email, television, or radio. These systems make it easy for municipalities, companies, and individuals to let their people know that something is outside of the norm. Where the average response time for the police is 11 minutes, a mass notification system can be sent instantly in a safe, discreet way.

 

Evolution of Technology Adoption and Usage - Emergency Alerts Industry
 

Emergency alerts are still sent out via broadcast television and radio, and phone calls are still used. Today, though, when 77% of people own a smartphone, the trends in technology tell us that it's time to start taking a closer look at email and text message alerts.

 

Facts & Statistics - Emergency Alerts Industry

Why Are Mass Notifications a Critical Part of Society Today?

When you look at what's going on in the world, it's no wonder legislation is mandating mass notifications and emergency alerts for more than just natural disasters. Take a look at these industry facts and statistics about emergency alerts:

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