Voalte’s Communication System Captures Cedars-Sinai Approval
Nurses and clinicians to use innovative iPhone technology for improved communication, patient outcomes
Cedars-Sinai, the No. 1 ranked hospital voted by Los Angeles residents for the past 20 years, chose to standardize using Voalte’s system after a rigorous one-year research and testing phase. Voalte was compared to all existing and future planned smartphone communication solutions and was selected as the mobile point-of-care communication of choice.
With Voalte’s system, nurses and clinicians can 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.
“As a hospital dedicated to innovation and the patient experience, we realized several years ago that mobile-based technology was the leading edge of point of care,” said Darren Dworkin, senior vice president and chief information officer at Cedars-Sinai. “Choosing Voalte’s system is in alignment with Cedar-Sinai’s dedication to incorporate state-of-the-art technology to increase efficiencies, improve patient safety and keep nurses and clinicians continuously connected throughout the hospital’s units. We plan to rollout over 1,000 iPhones in the next year.”
Cedars-Sinai partnered with Voalte to test the system and provide critical clinical feedback. This input was instrumental in developing approximately 30 additional features, enhancing Voalte’s existing technology, including workflow, delivery and support technology.
“By listening to Cedars-Sinai’s observations and incorporating the nurse and clinicians’ suggested features, we were able to provide advanced clinical efficiencies and faster responses to patient needs,” said Trey Lauderdale, Voalte’s vice president of innovation. “Thanks to our partnership, we were able to build a system that met Cedars-Sinai’s high standards.”