DeskAlerts Continues to Improve Emergency Color Codes Functionality
Critical communications are made considerably easier this month with the announcement that DeskAlerts has upgraded its emergency color codes functionality. While the previous edition only allowed users to choose from red, yellow, blue and green, the updated version lets managers embed notifications with a kaleidoscope of colors to suit any scenario. For healthcare institutions dealing with a range of emergency scenarios, this added flexibility is set to make day-to-day operations faster, smarter and more precise than ever before.
Anton Vdovin, Project Manager at DeskAlerts said, “We received great feedback from our customers as soon as the emergency color code function was introduced earlier this year. However as a company committed to staying at the forefront of internal communications, we’re always on the search for ways to improve and enhance the service. We had a number of requests for the ability to select custom color codes and immediately identified this as our next upgrade. Now, DeskAlerts users can customize every message with a rainbow of colors.”
The use of emergency color codes was first introduced by the forward thinking company back in September. The innovative function enjoyed a hugely positive reception and was praised for its capacity to radically increase the efficiency of emergency communications in hospitals and other high alert environments.
One of the major benefits was the ability to simultaneously communicate emergency situations with an entire staff base in a matter of seconds. The color coded desktop notifications are silent and discreet which makes them ideal for healthcare environments where unobtrusive operations are paramount. Another key advantage is the capacity for staff to immediately gauge an idea of how urgent the notification is. For example, if a staff member is dealing with a crisis and sees a low level emergency color code flash up on-screen, they can continue with the task at hand with the peace of mind that the notification can be read at a more convenient time. Similarly, if a member of staff is carrying out a non-critical task and sees a high level emergency code appear, they will instantly know to drop the current task and respond to the notification immediately.
While the old system offered users just four unique colors, the new version treats DeskAlerts account managers to a spectrum of shades. This is incredibly beneficial for large scale hospitals and healthcare institutions that face a variety of different emergency scenarios. Rather than group emergency situations into four major categories of red, yellow, blue and green, users enjoy the complete flexibility to customise each notification according to the exact scenario.
Vdovin explains, “We understand that no workplace is the same and that four colors may not be enough to suit the array of scenarios faced by hospitals on a day-to-day basis. That’s why we’ve introduced the all new ability to select custom color codes with just a few clicks of the mouse. This ensures that every emergency notification can be embedded with its own unique color code.”
Unlike offices, efficient and effective inter-hospital communication can mean the difference between life and death. DeskAlerts represents an invaluable opportunity for hospital managers to refine their emergency communications strategy and ensure that staff understand the urgency of a certain situation in a matter of seconds. From doctors and surgeons to nurses to receptionists, every member of the team stands to benefit from the ability to customise emergency color codes.
Thanks to the fact that DeskAlerts notifications cannot be ignored or deleted, senders can rest assured that every message, no matter how urgent the code, has been read.
While functionality has undergone a significant upgrade, using DeskAlerts emergency color codes remains incredibly easy. After drafting a message and selecting recipients, managers simply tag the notification with a relevant color. The color coded message is then relayed to the entire workforce without the need for email, phones or pagers. It’s quick, easy and amazingly effective.
As internal communications solution, DeskAlerts is dedicated to continually enhancing and improving its services. The latest custom color code function is proof of this promise and cements the company’s status as the world’s undisputed leader in healthcare communication.
About DeskAlerts: DeskAlerts is the only alert solution that works in technologically and geographically diverse networks. It is a completely web-based solution that can be used to send desktop alerts and news updates to any employee within your organization, improving corporate communications and productivity with a more efficient communication strategy than traditional email alone.
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