University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics adopts Voalte smartphone communication system

System integrates, voice, messaging, alarms

SARASOTA, Fla. — A Midwestern hospital system will implement a system in which nurses, physicians and others will use smartphones for communications.

Voalte, which develops a clinical communications system, said the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics would use its system to improve clinical workflow by using iPhones to merge voice, text and alarms, allowing patient care providers to send and receive high-definition voice calls, secure text messages and alarms on one device.

"The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is one of the top academic hospitals in the country," Voalte chief information officer Trey Lauderdale said. "As one of the country's most technologically advanced hospital systems, it is an honor to be chosen to work with them on adding a mobile solution to their communications."


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