|[January 27, 2014]
Mobile Heartbeat CURE Improves Care Team Communications, Enabling Better Patient Care at a Lower Cost
WOBURN, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
Heartbeat today introduced Mobile
Heartbeat CURE (Clinical Urgent REsponse), a smartphone application
enabling secure mobile clinical communications. Designed for patient
care teams, MH-CURE enables all care team members to know who else is on
the team and to view the availability of other team members at all
times. MH-CURE provides nurses, physicians and technicians with secure,
single smartphone access to all clinical communications, pertinent
patient information and lab data. MH-CURE is the only solution with a
true understanding of clinical team workflow and a patientcentric
approach to enable more efficient care delivery, cost and time savings,
and, ultimately, better patient care.
Mobile Heartbeat CURE Features
The core of Mobile
Heartbeat CURE's technology is its unique patient-centric care team
directory and workflow capability. This dynamic directory identifies and
connects in real time the changing members of the patient's care team,
both physicians and nurses, and provides information on how to reach
them whether they are inside or outside the hospital. MH-CURE eliminates
searches for care team members and enables efficient delivery of
clinical data and communications to on-site, off-site and multiple
locations, ensuring timely patient care decisions.
Mobile Heartbeat CURE's consolidated communication includes secure
texting, voice, caregiver-specific alarms and alerts, VoIP and PBX (News - Alert)
connectivity, easy integration with electronic medical records (EMRs),
and integration with a facility's cloud infrastructure. MH-CURE is
secure and compliant with health care regulations such as HIPAA.
Mobile Heartbeat CURE uses standard smartphone devices (iOS and Android (News - Alert))
and has an intuitive user interface. Care team members have a choice of
using their own smartphone ("BYOD") or sharing devices. MH-CURE's "grab
and go" smartphone activation for shared phones allows busy clinicians
to instantly access a phone using their hospital ID badge. Preprogrammed
texts are included for faster message response, and push technology is
integrated for delivering important alerts and information to care team
members as soon as possible.
Mobile Heartbeat CURE Benefits
Mbile Heartbeat CURE offers numerous benefits for hospitals,
physicians, nurses and, ultimately, patients. Hospitals
benefit from the dramatic increase in efficiency that's afforded by the
improved speed of care team communications. Hospitals save time lost to
callbacks and experience fewer communications errors, reducing their
liability. They also reduce their communications infrastructure costs.
Mobile Heartbeat CURE enables 24x7 on-site and off-site access to lab
results, important hospital notifications and the right contacts,
eliminating episodes of telephone tag (News - Alert) and long holds. Nurses
can reduce the number of steps taken per shift and spend more time with
patients as a result of faster, more efficient care team communications
and alarms pushed directly to the responsible team member. Patients
receive faster responses to calls and more face time from clinicians.
Because MH-CURE reduces ambient noise levels, patients have a quieter
and more restful experience.
All these benefits help hospitals improve the delivery of patient care
while lowering the cost of care delivery. Hospitals also see a notable
improvement in their HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare
Providers and Systems) scores.
"Patient care involves numerous individuals from both inside and outside
the facility, such as the patient's primary care physician, clinical
specialists, nurses and lab technicians, all of whom need to communicate
with one another and know where everyone is at all times," said Ron
Remy, CEO at Mobile Heartbeat. "With Mobile Heartbeat CURE, health care
facilities have a patientcentric solution that leverages smartphones to
provide enhanced patient care communication and more efficient team
coordination and workflow."
"Yale New Haven Hospital was in search of a communication tool to bring
patients and clinicians closer together�in�our adult and pediatric
emergency rooms," said Ed Fisher, vice president/CTO at Yale New Haven
Hospital. "From the initial proof of concept, through the pilot program,
we�saw�amazing�results from�the�Mobile Heartbeat�CURE�secure smartphone
technology. This drove additional projects to push clinical results,
utilize the camera for sensitive photography and scan barcodes for
charges, tying the clinician even closer to the patient and other
clinicians involved in their care."
Mobile Heartbeat will be exhibiting Mobile Heartbeat CURE in Booth #2094
at HIMSS14, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
(HIMSS) annual conference and exhibition taking place Feb. 23-27, 2014,
in Orlando, Fla.
Availability and Pricing
Mobile Heartbeat CURE is available now and is priced per user per month,
at price levels similar to basic mobile phone plans.
Case Study - Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
Paper - "Key Considerations for Implementing Smartphone Technology in a
Heartbeat CURE Overview Video
About Mobile Heartbeat
Mobile Heartbeat™ uses secure smartphones to improve clinical workflow
and team communications, delivering better patient care at a lower cost.
Mobile Heartbeat consolidates clinical communications, including alarms
and notifications, pertinent patient information, lab data, texting,
voice and photography. Based upon its Clinical Urgent REsponse (CURE)
technology, Mobile Heartbeat provides a real-time clinical team
directory that efficiently connects all members of a patient's care team
inside and outside the hospital as well as across multiple facilities.
Eliminating the need for multiple devices, searching for caregivers and
hunting for lab data, Mobile Heartbeat provides a highly efficient,
patientcentric, clinical team collaboration solution. For more
information, visit www.mobileheartbeat.com.
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