Voalte bundles Epocrates with voice, alarm, text service

By Brian Dolan
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VoalteSarasota, Florida-based Voalte has added another partner to its growing list this week: Epocrates. Voalte has inked a deal with the popular medical reference company to bundle Epocrates Essentials premium clinical suite as a part of the point-of-care communications company's offering. Voalte's offering is intended for use by staff in acute care hospitals in the US and Canada -- especially nurses. Voalte already has partner relationships with Philips, Meru Networks, and Rauland-Borg.

“By adding Epocrates’ trusted content to our portfolio of voice, alarm and text capabilities, we are arming caregivers with a multifaceted resource that enables them to execute many activities from one device, enhancing patient care and safety, and increasing productivity,” Trey Lauderdale, vice president of innovation at Voalte stated in a press release.

Last year Voalte announced a deal with Philips Emergin to integrate Emergin's alert management platform with Voalte's voice, alarm and text service for Apple iPod touch and iPhone devices. Earlier this year Voalte announced an integration that enables patient calls from Rauland-Borg’s Responder 5 Nurse Call system to connect directly to the caregiver’s Voalte-enabled iPhone. Late last year Voalte announced a partnership with Meru Networks, a big name in enterprise WiFi networking.

Voalte's customers include Sarasota Memorial, Heartland Regional Medical Center, Huntington Hospital, Texas Children's and others as yet unannounced. For more background on Voalte, re-read this interview with Lauderdale at HIMSS 2009, which took place shortly after the company launched.

For more on Voalte's partnership with Epocrates, read the press release below:

Voalté Establishes Reseller Agreement with Epocrates

Leading clinical reference software complements Voalté’s point-of-care hospital communication system

SARASOTA, Fla. May 23, 2011 – Voalté, a leading developer of innovative point-of-care communications software on the iPhone and other smartphone platforms, announced today that it now has a reseller agreement with Epocrates, the leading provider of mobile drug reference tools to healthcare professionals. Through the agreement, Voalté is now able to provide the Epocrates® Essentials premium clinical suite as part of Voalté’s unified communications solution to staff in acute care hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada. Voalté also provides support for app updates and will guide users to valuable training information.

“Giving our hospital clients the ability to easily access the top-ranked Epocrates premium drug, disease and lab reference app with Voalté One offers many valuable benefits,” said Trey Lauderdale, vice president of innovation at Voalté. “By adding Epocrates’ trusted content to our portfolio of voice, alarm and text capabilities, we are arming caregivers with a multifaceted resource that enables them to execute many activities from one device, enhancing patient care and safety, and increasing productivity.”

Voalté offers a unified communications solution that enables nurses and clinicians to make high-definition voice calls across the hospital VoIP system, receive critical care alarms on the iPhone, and send and receive presence-based text messages. Voalté’s hospital clients will now have the option to purchase the Epocrates Essentials suite from Voalté and have it installed on caregiver smartphones. The comprehensive application provides on-demand access to important prescribing and safety information, lab interpretation and a diagnostic guide. The Voalté One solution now offers hospitals support throughout the communication and treatment process.

About Voalté

Voaltéâ provides compelling software solutions for healthcare institutions that solve communication problems at the point-of-care. Voalté products are designed to be intuitive, high value, mission critical applications running on the latest generation of touch-based smartphones. For more information, visit www.Voalte.com or call 941.312.2830.

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