Monday, January 10, 2011

EXTENSION Mobile for Enterprise Healthcare Organizations

EXTENSION Mobile for Enterprise Healthcare Organizations Now Available on Apple iPhone and iPod Touch Via Apple AppStore

EXTENSION, INC.'s real-time clinical alerting solutions now available on Apple iPhone and iPod Touch devices

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - January 10, 2011--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EXTENSION, INC. announced today that the EXTENSION Mobile app for EXTENSION® HealthAlert™ for Nurses and HealthAlert™ for Physicians has been approved and is now available on the Apple AppStore. The affordable bundled packages offer real-time clinical workflow communication solutions for enterprise healthcare organizations and more expressly, for physicians and nurses on their Apple iPhone or iPod Touch.

The EXTENSION Mobile app and demo for the iPhone and iPod Touch are available for free download via the Apple AppStore so that organizations can get first-hand knowledge of the capabilities of the solutions without making a substantial investment.

Steve Tyler, EXTENSION's Chief Technology Officer, noted, "The EXTENSION vision has always been about enabling context-aware communication on the users preferred device. The Apple iPhone and iPod Touch have had a huge impact on mobile communication and mobile access to data and so it made great sense to provide that clinical context-awareness on the Apple devices."



Clinical workflows available today via EXTENSION's HealthAlert for Nurses and HealthAlert for Physicians solutions are as follows:

* Critical Lab Result Notification,
* Nurse Call Integration,
* Report Availability Alert to Ordering Physician,
* STAT Order Notification,
* Staff Assignment, and
* Device Messaging to/from Cisco IP devices, smartphones including the iPhone, and other mobile devices.

According to EXTENSION's Director of Marketing, Whitney St. Pierre, "The release of EXTENSION Mobile via the Apple AppStore is the culmination of a lot of hard work by various departments within EXTENSION. Our leadership, development, sales, and marketing teams collaborated to perform extensive market research to learn about what mHealth solutions are important for acute-care and ambulatory healthcare organizations. Our research shows that mobile solutions are greatly needed by various clinical staff, including physicians and nurses, and that enriched communication - via improved mobility - can make an enormous impact on quality of patient care." Mrs. St. Pierre added, "Our app approval happened very quickly and we are thrilled to be able to offer free demos of our HealthAlert for Nurses and HealthAlert for Physicians solutions via the Apple iPhone or iPod Touch. We are confident that once a nurse or physician downloads the free app and demonstrates the clinical alerting functionality they will want to know more."

The ability to use the EXTENSION Mobile clinical workflow app via the Apple iPad is forthcoming. Testing is in its final stages and it will be available for demonstration at EXTENSION's booth at HIMSS 2011.

EXTENSION will showcase multiple clinical software solutions at the annual HIMSS conference in Orlando, FL, February 21- 23. Among the various demonstrations, EXTENSION will highlight the capabilities of its newest offerings, HealthAlert for Nurses and HealthAlert for Physicians. Demonstrations and executive interviews can be scheduled prior to the show by visiting http://www.opentheredbox.com/events_HIMSS11.php. EXTENSION will be in HIMSS booth #1773, Exhibit Hall A.

About EXTENSION, INC.
EXTENSION, INC. is the developer of the patent-pending EXTENSION® Solution Suite (ESS). The EXTENSION suite of software expands Cisco Unified Communications (UC) and smartphones into critical workflow tools automating notifications using all modern messaging platforms, including Cisco's award-winning IP phones. EXTENSION integrates any HL7-based application with Cisco Advanced UC using standards-based protocols. EXTENSION has earned the AHA's exclusive endorsement for its HealthID™ patient smart card solution and has recently earned the 'Cisco Collaboration Partner of the Year for the US/Canada.' For more on EXTENSION visit http://www.opentheredbox.com.

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