New Patient-centered Healthcare Facility Opens Doors with Latest Communication Technology
SARASOTA, Fla (May 20, 2014) Voalte, the leader in healthcare communication technology, today announced that Walnut Hill Medical Center (WHMC), an 8-story, 100-bed, full-service hospital in Dallas, Texas, equipped its new patient-centered facility with Voalte smartphones as part of its hospital-wide initiative to reimagine patient care.
The physician-managed and -governed facility was built with a vision to create a patient-centric community of healthcare providers. WHMC opened its doors in April 2014 with 75 Voalte smartphones, giving caregivers inside the hospital the ability to communicate via voice calls, receive alarms and alerts, and send and receive secure text messages. Unlike many medical centers, WHMC was designed completely from the patient’s perspective to create a stress-free atmosphere for healthy recovery.
“As we designed the operations of the facility,” said Dr. Ricardo Guerra, Executive Board Member at WHMC, “it became clear that effective communication among not only staff, but also between staff and patients, was paramount to achieving our goal of effective patient-centered care. Voalte provided the perfect solution with their tools built on iPhones.”
The Voalte solution is part of the facility’s larger “iHospital Initiative” that aims to increase nurse response time and improve patient care through technology integration. As part of this initiative, the hospital plans to connect Voalte smartphones with its patient interactivity portal and EMR system to enable caregivers to respond more quickly to patient needs.
“Walnut Hill Medical Center is stretching the boundaries of traditional healthcare,” said Trey Lauderdale, Founder and President of Voalte. “Their commitment to advanced technology empowers caregivers and provides patients with the best care possible.”
“Voalte is precisely the partner WHMC was seeking to further enhance the provider and patient experience,” adds Cory Countryman, Chief Executive Officer of WHMC.
About Walnut Hill Medical Center
Walnut Hill Medical Center is a 100-bed, acute-care hospital for adults who seek uncompromising patient care from renowned physicians and a compassionate staff. Located in the heart of Dallas, we are the hospital that pledges to create superior outcomes and an unsurpassed patient experience as well as an enriching environment for team members. For more information about Walnut Hill Medical Center, go to WalnutHillMC.com. Connect with us through Facebook and LinkedIn.
Voalte develops smartphone alternatives that simplify caregiver communication. As the only company to offer a comprehensive Mobile Communication Strategy, Voalte enables care teams inside and outside the hospital to access and exchange information securely. Voalte customers benefit from a solid smartphone infrastructure that supports their existing systems and expands to accommodate future technologies.
Founded in 2008, Voalte is a privately held company based in Sarasota, Florida. Over 35,000 caregivers use Voalte products every day. For more information, visit voalte.com or follow @Voalte on Twitter.