Talk about unhealthy communication: a hospital uses GE call systems for patients, Philips Emergin as an electronic interface for notifications, Cisco wireless to connect communications devices within the hospital and Siemens for its main phone system.
Enter an iPhone pilot program for nurses, which helps them monitor patients and communicate with each other quickly across all of those platforms.
The trial program from Voalte, a company specialized in hospital communications systems, is being rolled out with 250 iPhones at Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, Mo.
If it proves successful, it may spread around Heartland Regional’s parent company, Heartland Health, which serves a 21-county area including parts of Kansas and Nebraska.
Heartland and Voalte are “pulling together a strategy where the smart phone isn’t just a separate system,” said Voalte chief executive Trey Lauderdale.
Via Herald Tribune