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Paging Systems: An Essential Component of Medical Sectors

Thursday, February 23, 2017 12:57
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What is the first thing that comes to your mind when I say the word- ‘pager’? Well, no doubt some of you would think that this is a phenomenal wireless technology but most of you would refer it to as outdated. Yes, a larger segment of the population considers paging system to be nothing but a relic of the past, which was drawn to extinction after the invention of smartphones. However, fortunately this is a misconception that we tend to have. Pagers are still very much use in some of the extensive and functional sectors like- healthcare, restaurants, casinos, entertainment, education etc. 

According to recent studies, use of doctor pager in hospitals and private clinics has proliferated at a considerable speed. The question remains ‘Why?’ Why even after the invention of so many hi-tech gadgets, the medical sectors tend to use paging devices? In the following discussion, we would try to find a definite answer to this pertinent question.

Pagers in Healthcare

Paging systems are highly popular in the domain of healthcare because they have a series of beneficial aspects and some of them are mentioned below in brief:

  • The first benefit of pagers is that they are extremely reliable. If a message is sent to a person from this device, it would definitely reach within a stipulated time. Issues of dropped calls and lost texts are common in cellphones but no such problem occurs while using pagers. This is the reason that doctors, nurses and other medical staff depend on this device. It stands to be of utmost advantage during emergency situations.
  • The second benefit of pagers is that they are readily available at an affordable price. Most of the hospital authorities want to equip their staff with this trustworthy device because they are not at all expensive like the modern-day gadgets.
  • Pagers make use of simulcasting method and satellite technology. This assures that people using them would never face with problems of poor signals. While cellphones lack proper tower inside hospital buildings or rural areas, pagers could be successfully used in these areas. So, while a doctor is at work in the hospital premises or have gone to any health camp in a remote village, pagers would always act as a dependable and functional device.

The aforementioned points are substantial enough to prove that pagers are an indispensable part of healthcare sectors. The stylish, cost-efficient, steadfast, flexible and portable doctor pageris something that all medical institutions want in today’s era. 

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