Hospitals are embracing smartphones as a solution to minimize problems caused by communication failures, delays, and errors, which contribute to 50%–80% of the most serious and harmful patient events. One survey of nurse managers and IT decision-makers found that, within the next four years, 97% of nurses will use mobile devices at the bedside.
Since the Voalte Platform rollout in 2015, only 11 percent of respiratory therapists per day now miss an order by 30 minutes – nearly 10 times fewer than before, and this metric includes those patients that refuse a treatment.
Candice Friestad led the charge when Avera first made the switch in 2014 from Motorola alphanumeric pagers to smartphones and agreed to sign a contract with Voalte, a growing medical technology company out of Sarasota, Florida.
Clinical communication has advanced far beyond the secure texting capabilities of those first smartphones. But what exactly do hospitals want from their mobile communication solutions?
Smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices are as ubiquitous in hospitals as scrubs and hand hygiene dispensers. According to a survey of nurse managers and IT decision-makers, within the next four years, 97% of nurses will use mobile devices at the bedside.
KLAS Report Recognizes Voalte as a Communication Platform Vendor with Excellent Customer Retention and Top-Quartile Customer Satisfaction
A new KLAS report, Decision Insights: Secure Communication 2018, says, “Voalte has a nationwide presence and has been strategic in evolving their solution into a broad platform that meets a majority of acute care organizations’ needs.”