Seven hospitals tap Amcom for smartphone messaging

By Brian Dolan
12:41 pm

Amcom Mobile ConnectAmcom Software, makers of Amcom Mobile Connect -- a smartphone-based pager replacement offering for hospitals, announced seven healthcare organizations have begun using Mobile Connect since its launch. Emory University, Park Nicollet Health Services, St. John’s Hospital, Inova Health System, University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, NorthBay Healthcare, and Mary Washington Healthcare have each begun using Amcom's pager replacement.

Amcom Mobile Connect is for hospital workers with iPhone, BlackBerry or Android devices. Amcom bills the service as complementary to or as a substitute for pagers and other communications devices for code calls, consult requests, and other types of messaging. Amcom says the service maintains an audit trail for all communications and also logs read receipts.

“We have begun executing on an aggressive investment plan that includes adding many new resources to further develop this solution. With new functionality enhancements, including smartphone-to-smartphone messaging, we expect to see even higher levels of adoption," Chris Heim, CEO, Amcom Software stated in a company release.

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Amcom's product sits in a crowded sandbox: Competitors for pager-replacement, smartphone-enabled messaging products abound. Sample competitors might include Voalte, Vocera, WICPager and others.

For more on Amcom's customer update, read the release here


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