Houston hospital touts iPhone, AirStripOB app

By Brian Dolan
04:31 pm

Memorial HermannOn its corporate website, Apple has profiled another hospital, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston, Texas, which has outfitted some of its 19,500 employees across 11 hospitals with iPhones. Apple said that the hospital's trauma ward is the busiest one in the country and that the facilities serve a metro population of about 5 million people.

“Health care is a very real-time business,” David Bradshaw, Chief Information, Planning, and Marketing Officer at Memorial Hermann Healthcare System stated according to the Apple site. “We need anywhere, anytime computing, and iPhone is the best platform for the applications we’re choosing.”

“For me, [iPhone's] tight integration with Microsoft Exchange is very important,” Dr. Robert Murphy, Memorial Hermann’s Chief Medical Informatics Officer told Apple. “The security technology is absolutely not in question,” Dr. Murphy says. “Our security team has looked at the iPhone, and it not only meets the standards, it exceeds the standards.”

“AirStrip OB is an absolutely indispensable app on iPhone,” stated obstetrician/gynecologist Dr. Marco Giannotti. “It fundamentally changes the way I’m able to interact with labor and delivery. In a tenth of the time, without pulling a nurse away from what she’s doing, I get all the real-time data I need at the touch of a button.”

For more on Apple's profile piece on Memorial Hermann, read it here.