EXTENSION® adds Android-based smartphones and tablets to the growing list of supported communication devices for physicians and nurses
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – July 13, 2011 — (BUSINESS WIRE) — EXTENSION, INC. announced today that context-aware clinical alerts and notifications can now be securely delivered to Android operating devices via its server-based software solutions for healthcare. EXTENSION offers a comprehensive array of communication tools for enterprise healthcare systems and ambulatory groups. In order to serve such a broad group, EXTENSION has developed the EXTENSION Mobile app to work with an assortment of preferred end user devices including Cisco®, Apple®, and now the Android mobile technology platform.
According to Todd Plesko, CEO of EXTENSION, INC., “Our business development and device-interfacing teams have been busy studying the market and building relationships with smartphone manufacturers. We have no doubt that the Android Operating System will continue to capture market share so we prepared to have early support for the platform. We look forward to working with all Android manufacturers in supplying them and end users with clinical alerting, notification, and device messaging solutions”.
Presently, time-sensitive and potentially life-saving clinical alerts and notifications can be deployed on Android-based devices via the EXTENSION Mobile app for any of the following EXTENSION healthcare solutions:
HealthAlert™ for Physicians – Clinical alerting solution designed for physicians in an acute care environment in which one receives important alerts via their preferred communication device;
HealthAlert™ for Nurses – Provides a means for a nurse to receive important clinical event notifications on a Cisco IP device or web-enabled smartphone;
Device Messaging – Enables individuals or groups to receive HIPAA-compliant, non-SMS, text-based messages on their preferred device; and
EXTENSION Engine – a workflow, communication and device integration engine that provides easy to use programming tools designed for fast and easy implementations of medical data workflows.
EXTENSION will announce additional endpoints for its healthcare-specific solutions in the near future including support for the Cisco Cius™, an innovative business tablet, which delivers one of the most portable, powerful, reliable, and secure communications, computing, and collaboration experience for a device of its kind.
Android, iPhone®, and iPod touch® users may download a free EXTENSION Mobile demo from Android Market and the Apple App Store which allows one to engage in a real-world clinical alerting experience.
About EXTENSION, INC.
EXTENSION, INC. provides revolutionary healthcare software solutions that facilitate instant communication between patients and clinicians within enterprise settings. The EXTENSION Solution Suite (ESS) enhances a broad array of communication devices used as clinical workflow tools by aggregating data from various HIS and IT systems, to include medical devices, and delivering context-aware, time-critical alerts and notifications to those devices. EXTENSION® further enables the use of these end points as user interfaces for administrative processes which positively impacts revenue performance. EXTENSION also offers a ground-breaking solution – Device Messaging – which unifies enterprise phones systems, wired and wireless, with smartphones and other mobile healthcare communication tools via secure, non-SMS text messages. The EXTENSION software platform tightly integrates any HL7 or web services-based medical application or device with corporate telephony systems and other end points using standards-based protocols. The results of more efficient communication are increased patient and staff safety and satisfaction, improved quality of care, reduced cost and errors, and greater return on telephony and healthcare IT investments. For more information, visit: www.OpenTheRedBox.com.