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...
July 19, 2013
Last November, MobiHealthNews compiled a list of Apple’s top apps for doctors, nurses, and patients. Since then, Apple has added some new apps to its list and taken off many others.
In September 2011, Apple added a new section to its AppStore for healthcare professionals that included about 50 apps designed for iPad and iPhone users. A little more than a year later the section was slightly...
May 9, 2013
Physicians are widely known as early adopters of smartphones, and that might be partly because they have been a popular subject for researchers conducting surveys about the impact of mobile health in hospitals. But a study last year by Wolters Kluwer Health’s Lippincott Williams Wilkins (LLW) of 3,900 nurses indicated in early 2012, 71 percent of nurses were already using smartphones...
May 6, 2013
Sarasota, Florida-based Voalte, which offers a point of care communications application for nurses, recently named its Founder and VP of Innovation Trey Lauderdale as the company's new president. Voalte's longtime CEO Rob Campbell has since departed the company and is searching for other startup opportunities in the area.
Voalte provides nurses with voice, alert and text capabilities on a...
November 27, 2012
Based on the more rigorous surveys and reports, it's still true that clinicians are generally more eager adopters of both mobile devices and the medical apps that run on them. The persistent challenge for many iPad-toting physicians, however, is where to turn for medical app recommendations. In its efforts to be at least somewhat helpful on that front, Apple has slightly reworked and beefed up...
May 1, 2012
According to a recent survey conducted by Wolters Kluwer Health's Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), 71 percent of nurses are already using smartphones for their job. The survey included responses from 3,900 nurses and nursing students. About 66 percent of those nursing students surveyed said they use their smartphones for nursing school.
Overall, 85 percent of the nurses and nursing...
January 25, 2012
Last week we noted that Massachusetts General Hospital had tapped Voalte to distribute iPhones to its nurses. This week the New York Times also published a feature on how smartphones have become increasingly essential tools for students at nursing schools. The Times discussed the trend with a handful of professors and students at nursing schools across the country.
This crucial quote from the...
June 15, 2011
The Nebraska Medical Center, the state’s largest healthcare facility, announced that it will soon be equipping clinicians and nurses with iPhones after inking a deal with Voalté to deploy its custom healthcare application. The Nebraska Medical Center is the first academic-based medical center in the country to use the Voalté software, according to the company.
“Communication is an essential...