Partnership enables patient call alerts to transfer directly to nurse’s iPhone for faster response
Sarasota, Fla. January 11, 2011 – Rauland-Borg Corporation, a pioneer in the development of Nurse Call solutions, today announced its strategic partnership with Voalté, a leading developer of innovative point-of-care communications software on the iPhone and other smartphone platforms. The nurse call to iPhone integration will enable patient calls from Rauland-Borg’s Responder 5 Nurse Call system to connect directly to the caregiver’s Voalté-enabled iPhone.
“We are excited to have the opportunity to work with Voalté and offer the first integration from our Nurse Call system to the Apple iPhone,” said Maureen Pajerski, vice president of sales and marketing at Rauland. “This new technology will help advance communications within hospitals and help expand business opportunities for both of our corporations within the healthcare industry.”
Voalté offers a unified communications solution that enables nurses and clinicians 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. Since the integration will allow patients to communicate to nurses directly, the need for Nurse Call middleware translation, dial-back control and PBX compatibility is eliminated.
“Currently when a patient hits the bedside nurse call button or pulls the bathroom cord, the system determines the priority and displays it on a screen – Normal, Bath or Emergency Call – and then the appropriate nurse is located and notified,” said Trey Lauderdale, vice president of innovation at Voalté.
Rauland-Borg’s Responder 5 Nurse Call integrated with Voalté’s voice and data servers will allow a patient who presses the nurse call button to be directly connected with the caregiver in real time via a phone call to the nurse’s iPhone. Responder 5’s proven reliability ensures patients that staff members are just a button-push-away; with the ability to answer calls on the go with their SIP compatible iPhone wireless device. This enhances mobility for caregivers and allows them to answer calls from anywhere on the hospital unit. The patient’s call will be routed immediately to the direct caregiver – every time.
“Integrating our solutions presents an unprecedented opportunity to deliver quality point-of-care communications and ultimately, faster response time for patients,” Lauderdale said.
Rauland-Borg Corporation has been a pioneer in the development of Nurse Call solutions – providing leadership in the Healthcare industry for more than 30 years. Our Responder 5 system provides hospitals superior patient-to-staff communication capabilities through integration with complimentary solutions and technologies such as patient information systems, wireless phones and other devices – to enhance overall patient care. For more information on Responder Nurse call, visit www.rauland.com or all 800-752-7725.
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.
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