February 3, 2010 – Voalté®, a leader in Point-of-Care communication technology, today announced its Voalté One solution will be available on the Apple iPad platform. The application brings cutting edge communication technology to nurses and other point-of-care workers.
Voalté (nomenclature derived from Voice, Alarm, Text) currently consolidates all three functions on the versatile iPhone platform. The first-of-its-kind application enables users to send and receive text messages, make voice calls, and receive critical care alarms on the iPhone, providing faster response times to patient needs.
“We feel the iPad will be great tool for healthcare clinicians,” said Trey Lauderdale, vice president of innovation for Voalté. “While this is not necessarily a nurse’s only device, the increased screen size will be beneficial for physicians and other clinicians who want to connect with the EMR, view medical images, make diagnosis and educate the patient.”
The iPad and the iPhone provide an outstanding family of mobile computing platforms for healthcare. Nurses have embraced the iPhone due to its flexibility, pocket-sized form factor and the breadth of healthcare applications available on the App Store. Now, applications that require a larger screen and a full keyboard will have a home and because the iPad is compatible with the iPhone, users will be able to leverage the vast library of iPhone applications and their investment in infrastructure.
Voalté, along with other innovative software companies, have led the way into deploying highly mobile solutions to point-of-care workers in healthcare. The iPad provides an entirely new opportunity for extending the caregiver and the patient experience.
Voalté will offer the iPad Development Partner program to its existing client hospitals and a few additional hospitals interested in exploring the use of the iPad in healthcare. The Voalté One Application is expected to be available for the iPad by Apple’s shipment date in late March.