hospital communications

By Dave Muoio 10:49 am March 4, 2019
San Jose-based mobile healthcare device maker Vocera Communications has shipped the first order of its updated wearable for clinicians, the Vocera Smartbadge, to a nearly 700-bed Georgia hospital. The company’s prior device, the Vocera Badge, has long offered secure, hands-free, wireless communications support to practitioners. The newer Smartbadge will offer Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital many...
By Jonah Comstock 04:01 pm April 5, 2017
In the last five years, the percentage of hospitals that have a mobile strategy has nearly doubled, from 34 percent in 2012 to 65 percent this year. That’s one of the more striking findings from a survey of 300 healthcare professionals conducted recently by clinical communications provider Spok. The survey included doctors, nurses, IT staff, executives, and others. By virtue of having completed a...
By Brian Dolan 06:16 am February 24, 2014
Sarasota, Florida-based Voalte, which offers a suite of smartphone-based communication tools to nurses and other hospital caregivers, has raised $36 million in a new investment round led by Bedford Funding. Voalte last announced a round of funding back in late 2012 when it scooped up $6 million from an undisclosed health IT company and an undisclosed healthcare system. Voalte also recently...
By Jonah Comstock 07:09 am February 18, 2014
Despite how long the smartphone has been around, it still hasn't completely replaced the pager in healthcare. Now the smartwatch is getting its chance to try to knock out the beeper. Longtime secure healthcare messaging vendor CellTrust is offering a new pager replacement software that can run at least partially on Samsung's smartwatch offering, Galaxy Gear. CellTrust's app-based solution, called...