Texas Children’s Hospital becomes first pediatric hospital in the nation to harness Voalté at the point of care
SARASOTA, Fla. January 18, 2011 – Voalté announced today that Texas Children’s Hospital will become the first pediatric facility in the country and the first hospital in Texas to use iPhones with Voalté’s innovative solution for point-of-care communication. The hospital will roll out iPhones in the new West Campus facility and maternity center over the next few months.
The Voalté application consolidates voice, alarm and text on the versatile iPhone platform. Nurses and clinicians at Texas Children’s Hospital will be able to send and receive presence-based text messages, make high definition voice calls across the hospital VoIP system, and receive critical care alarms on the iPhone, providing faster response to patient needs.
“We needed to modernize our communication solution to take advantage of new technology that will leverage the existing infrastructure we have already invested in,” said Myra Davis, vice president at Texas Children’s Hospital. “After reviewing our options, we chose Voalté as the best solution to simplify communications and improve patient care.”
Texas Children’s Hospital is the first pediatric facility in the country to select Voalté’s integrated communication solution. Pediatric hospitals demand well-coordinated care teams and mobile communication is essential for insuring that nurses receive the right information at the right time.
“Nurses are focused on delivering care, documenting treatment and many other responsibilities,” said Trey Lauderdale, vice president of innovation at Voalté. “The ability to quickly communicate with other members of the clinical team can significantly improve care by enabling rapid patient response.”
“As one of the nation’s top pediatric facilities, Texas Children’s Hospital recognizes the potential of smartphone technology to improve communications and patient care,” he said. “They’re leading the way again by being the first pediatric hospital in the U.S. to adopt this new technology.”
Voalté provides compelling software solutions for healthcare institutions that solve communication problems at the point-of-care. Voalté products are designed to be intuitive, high value, mission critical applications running on the latest generation of touch-based smartphones. For more information, visit www.Voalte.com or call 941.312.2830.