While we expect to hear many announcements about iPhone apps from exhibitors at HIMSS, it seems BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) has scooped a couple of early news stories ahead of the event: Last week we reported on Vocera's plans to demo a proof-of-concept BlackBerry app at the event this week. Now, Vocera's competitor Voalte has announced plans to demonstrate its proof of concept BlackBerry app for its voice, alarms, text application, which has been previously only available for iPhone users.
Voalte will also have a spot in the Research In Motion booth alongside Vocera. Wallace Wireless confirmed to MobiHealthNews that it too would be represented at the RIM booth. Lots of kind-of-sort-of competitors standing side-by-side with BlackBerry devices in-hand.
“Hospitals continue to choose BlackBerry smartphones for leading edge security manageability, device choice and custom third party solutions,” Tyler Lessard, VP Global Alliances and Developer Relations, Research in Motion stated in a press release. “By combining the mobility and security of the BlackBerry platform with the Voalté solution, nurses and clinical workers will be able to further streamline communications and enhance the quality of patient care.”
“The BlackBerry platform is the leading choice in the healthcare sector,” Trey Lauderdale, Vice President of Innovation at Voalté stated in the release. “We’re excited to make our application available for BlackBerry smartphones to help healthcare professionals improve communications at the point-of-care.”
We'll keep you posted on all things mobile at HIMSS the whole week through.
Here's the Voalte press release