Webcast: Protecting Your Staff from Physical Harm
December 4th, 2019 at 1:00 PM ET
Every day healthcare workers face potentially unsafe situations, running the gamut from falls and other workplace accidents to violence and verbal abuse. Many clinicians would not think twice about putting their own health and safety at risk to help a patient, but the risks associated with this dedication also add significant stress and can contribute to physician and nurse burnout. Data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) shows that healthcare workers are four times more likely to experience workplace violence than workers in the public sector. In the event of a workplace accident or violence, it’s important that workers can communicate quickly to get the help they need.

During this session, we will cover:

  • Safety risks and hazards for clinical and facility staff today
  • How staff leadership can work together to solve the problem
  • The importance of helping staff understand the problem
  • Combining technology and staff awareness to drive a safer working environment

Bill Foster
Director, Healthcare Business Development

Bill Foster is Director, Healthcare Business Development at Spectralink, a provider of enterprise mobility solutions, where his responsibilities include relationship management with key strategic partners, facilitating business development, and forging alliances with collaboration partners. Prior to joining Spectralink, Bill served as VP of Sales for Ascom for over a decade. He has 13 years of experience in the healthcare industry and decades as a practicing manager and trainer focused on helping others to optimize technology and performance. With a strong background in leadership development, customer service, and sales, he has worked with organizations around the world. He is co-author of the book, “Coaching for Peak Employee Performance”, focused on addressing the day-to-day skills of developing team members to perform at their highest levels.

He holds a B.A. in Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton and is a graduate of the IBM Management School in Armonk, New York. Bill grew up in California but now lives in Austin, TX.
Rob Wilder
Senior Product Manager

Rob Wilder is a senior product manager at Spok, where his responsibilities include strategy and management of third-party interfaces, technology relationships, and integration programs. He is also the Spok liaison to standards organizations and currently holds working group and planning committee leadership roles with Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE). Rob has over 17 years of healthcare industry experience with a focus on communication and collaboration while working with Emergin, Philips Healthcare, and Spok.

About the Sponsors

Spectralink, is a leader in enterprise mobility solutions and Spok, Inc., the global leader in healthcare communications.  Together, Spok and Spectralink provide a comprehensive solution that enables care teams to communicate quickly and securely and creates an enterprise-wide approach to the management, prioritization, and response to key patient events.
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