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Voalte Expands Executive Management Team

Company names Trey Lauderdale President; adds four experienced specialists
SARASOTA, Fla. (March 14, 2013) – Voalte, the leader in clinical communications technology, announced today the expansion of its executive management team, following the company’s unprecedented growth within the last 12 months. The expansion reinforces Voalte as the leader in point-of-care communication and positions the company for further growth and innovation.
As part of this expansion, Voalte elevated the company’s founder Trey Lauderdale to the position of President. Lauderdale founded Voalte in 2008 with the vision of using the versatile iPhone platform to improve point-of-care communication. He previously served as the company’s V.P. of Innovation. In December 2012, Lauderdale received the Florida Governor’s Innovators in Business Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions toward improving and diversifying Florida’s economy.
“I am honored to accept this position and will continue to focus on a growth strategy that will take Voalte to the next level,” said Lauderdale. “Since I founded Voalte five years ago, the company has grown tremendously, and Voalte is now used throughout many leading hospitals across the country. That growth is a credit to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved at Voalte.”
In addition to naming Lauderdale as President, Voalte also named four new members to its executive management team including:
Phil Fibiger, V.P. of Engineering: Fibiger is joining Voalte from Canonical, Ltd., the company behind Ubuntu Linux, where he led the engineering teams for the online divisions. Prior to working at Canonical, Fibiger managed web operations for Dimensional Fund Advisors in Los Angeles.
Bob Porterfield, V.P. of Product and Alliance Management: Porterfield recently joined Voalte and brings more than 20 years experience in product management to the team. He previously served as Sr. Product Manager for Capsule Tech Inc. for the company’s medical device connectivity suite. Prior to being at Capsule, Porterfield served as Director of Product Management at Emergin.
Frank Watts, V.P. of Sales and Marketing: The pioneer of the solution-selling methodology, Watts has served as a sales consultant to several notable high technology companies including Apple, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems and Oracle. Watts has also served as General Manager, Vice President of Sales and Executive Vice President for Wang Laboratories, SHL Systems, Mai Basic Four, Logic Works and Top Speed Corporation. Watts previously served as a National Sales Consultant to Voalte.
 
Don Fletcher, Chief Architect: Fletcher joins Voalte from Google, where he helped launch its telecommunications service Google Voice. He served as Chief Technology Officer of GrandCentral Inc. until Google bought the company and transformed it into Google Voice in 2007. Fletcher continued in that role with Google until he retired from the company in 2009 and served as a consultant in Silicon Valley until joining Voalte.
“All four new members of our executive team join Voalte at a time the company is experiencing rapid growth and new opportunities,” said Lauderdale. “We are proud to have all four on the team as their collective experience will help lead Voalte into a new stage of the company’s history.”
Voalte provides hospitals with a fully integrated and dependable clinical communications solution using the latest generation of touch-based smartphone devices. Voalte’s innovative solution allows nurses at the point-of-care to communicate instantly with each other via voice, alarm and text messaging, enabling faster response times to patient needs. Voalte’s solution is used in leading hospitals nationwide including Massachusetts General Hospital, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Texas Children’s Hospital.
About Voalte
Voalte is the only company to provide a fully integrated and dependable clinical communications system that health care professionals want, enjoy and effectively use. Voalte products are designed to be intuitive, high value, mission critical applications running on the latest generation of touch-based smartphones. For more information, visit www.Voalte.com or call 941.312.2830.
March 26, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 13 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit.

ST. JOSEPH MERCY OAKLAND FIRST IN MICHIGAN TO INSTALL LATEST CLINICAL COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOG

New Voalte iPhone to Improve Communication Between Clinicians and Nurses
Pontiac, Mich. (March 12, 2013) — St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) is the first hospital in Michigan to adopt Voalte’s latest generation iPhone to improve clinical communication at the point of care. Voalte is the leader in clinical communications technology.
The iPhones, which will be used by nurses and clinicians, utilize Voalte’s versatile platform which combines high definition voice call, alarms and text messaging on one device designed to improve clinical communications. With a simple tap, SJMO nurses will be able to communicate instantly with each other from anywhere in the hospital, allowing for faster response time to patient needs.
Jack Weiner, SJMO President and CEO, said the implementation of the new technology “is one of several initiatives St. Joe’s has undertaken to improve patient safety and quality.  We believe that this new technology will result in better clinical outcomes and enhance the quality of care for our patients, for which we are continually recognized.”  SJMO has received many awards and honors for patient care and safety, including national recognition as a Truven Health Analytics Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital and a Top Hospital designation for patient safety and quality of care by The Leapfrog Group.
“St. Joseph Mercy Oakland is a leading-edge hospital when it comes using cutting-edge technology to provide quality care,” said Voalte Vice President of Innovation Trey Lauderdale. “Implementing the Voalte solution is another example of St. Joe’s using a 21st century solution in its state-of-the-art hospital.”
As part of the installation, Voalte will be integrated with multiple systems within the hospital, including Spacelab Patient Monitors and Hill-Rom Navicare through Cerner Alertlink. These integrations will enable nurses and clinicians to receive critical information and alerts through the Voalte solution.
“After much evaluation, we determined Voalte was the best system for both clinical communication and our facility,” said SJMO Director of IT Robert Jones. “The new system will improve our workflow and allow our nurses to spend more time with patients.”
A comprehensive community and teaching hospital, SJMO is a member of the St. Joseph Mercy Health System, a subsidiary of Trinity Health. It has received national recognition for being at the forefront of patient safety and quality. Through uniting state-of-the-art computer information systems with a 21st century health care organization SJMO has transformed the way world-class patient care is delivered.
About Voalte
Voalte is the only company to provide a fully integrated and dependable clinical communications system that health care professionals want, enjoy and effectively use. Voalte products are designed to be intuitive, high value, mission critical applications running on the latest generation of touch-based smartphones.  For more information, visit www.Voalte.com or call 941.312.2830.
About St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland is a 443-bed comprehensive, community, teaching hospital and a long-time leader in health care in Oakland County.  Founded in 1927 by the Sisters of Mercy, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland has won numerous local and national awards for patient safety, quality and performance, and consistently ranks in the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide.  A member of the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland is a technologically leading hospital that combines advanced medicine and personal care to assist patients on their path to wellness. With dedicated physicians, nurses and hospital staff committed to providing quality care throughout the patient stay, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland has truly personalized the patient care experience.
 
For more information about health services offered at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, please visit stjoesoakland.org.  
About Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS) is a health care organization serving six counties in southeast Michigan, including Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne. It includes 537-bed St. Joseph Mercy in Ann Arbor, 443-bed St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac, 304-bed St. Mary Mercy in Livonia, 136-bed St. Joseph Mercy Livingston in Howell, 119-bed St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron and 113-bed Chelsea Community Hospital. Combined, the six hospitals are licensed for 1,726 beds, have six outpatient health centers, six urgent care facilities, more than 25 specialty centers; employ more than 14,000 individuals and have a medical staff of nearly 2,700 physicians.  
 
A member of Trinity Health, the nation’s fourth largest Catholic health care organization, SJMHS is committed to improving the health of its communities by reinvesting its profits back into the community through new technologies, vital health services and access for all. The hospitals of SJMHS provide approximately $100 million in community benefit to the communities it serves each year.
 
For more information on health services offered at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, please visit stjoeshealth.org.
March 15, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 13 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit.

Voalte Personalizes Clinical Communications at ANA Nursing Quality Conference

Voalte to showcase innovative platform, conduct clinical communications survey
SARASOTA, Fla. (Feb. 4, 2013) – Voalte, the leader in clinical communications technology, will be at the American Nurses Association Nursing Quality Conference Feb. 6-8, 2013 in Atlanta, showcasing how personal clinical communications technology can improve the quality of bedside care.
Underscoring the theme that “clinical communications should be personal,” Voalte will share how nurses and clinicians can take a more active role in improving point of care communications. Voalte will be giving visitors a demonstration of its innovative Voalte One platform, which enables nurses and clinicians to connect instantly with each other, allowing them to communicate faster and be more responsive to patient needs.
“Effective communication at the point of care is something that affects the work lives of every nurse and clinician,” said Voalte Chief Nursing Officer Terry Anderson. “Caregivers deserve the best communications tools in order to perform their duties at an efficient and effective level to produce better patient outcomes.”
Voalte, along with American Nurse Today, the official journal of the American Nurses Association, will also conduct a clinical communications survey at the conference. The survey examines the current communications challenges faced by bedside clinicians. Survey results will be used to create a clinical communications roadmap for nursing leaders across the country. Participants who take the survey at the ANA Nursing Quality Conference will be entered to win an iPad mini, courtesy of Voalte.
“We hope to engage and empower the nurses at the ANA Nursing Quality Conference through this clinical communications survey,” said Trey Lauderdale, V.P. of Innovation at Voalte. “The results from this survey will capture the voices at the bedside and be a catalyst for improved clinical communications.”
The ANA Nursing Quality Conference is an annual meeting where nursing professionals share best practices to improve patient outcomes, nursing work environment and the quality of nursing care. Now in its seventh year, this year’s conference is focusing on sustaining a culture of safety and improving quality care. The integration of new technologies to support quality care is a core objective of this year’s conference.
Voalte will be exhibiting at the ANA Nursing Quality Conference at booth 215. Participants may also take the clinical communications survey online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ClinicalCommunicationsSurvey.
 
About Voalte
Voalte is the only company to provide a fully integrated and dependable clinical communications system that health care professionals want, enjoy and effectively use. Voalte products are designed to be intuitive, high value, mission critical applications running on the latest generation of touch-based smartphones. For more information, visit www.Voalte.com or call 941.312.2830.
February 7, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 13 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit.

Voalte Releases Guide to Improving Clinical Effectiveness

Leading clinical communications company provides three steps to improving point of care efficiency
SARASOTA, Fla. (Jan. 15, 2013) – Voalte, the leader in clinical communications technology, released its latest whitepaper entitled, “Crawl, Walk, Run: Three Steps to Improving Clinical Efficiency and Effectiveness.”
According to the report, inefficient communications costs hospitals across the U.S. approximately $12 billion annually. The root of this problem is hospitals utilizing outdated communications models. These outdated models provide nurses with a communications “tool belt” with too many devices to juggle and weaken communications. Voalte recommends that healthcare providers struggling with inefficient communications address the issue in three steps:
Step 1: Invest in One Integrated Communication Tool
Voalte recommends investing in one integrated communications tool, such as a smartphone. Using smartphones allow voice, alarm and text messaging to be integrated in one device allowing nurses to respond from any location in the hospital without having to juggle multiple devices. Smartphones, through applications such as Epocrates, also allow nurses to look up critical information immediately, improving workflow and enabling caregivers to better respond to patient needs.
Step 2: Assess Your Workflow
Hospitals should conduct a clinical workflow assessment prior to implementing a new communications solution. A clinical workflow expert should evaluate current workflow and process improvement methodology. A thorough assessment that includes engaging with clinical staff helps hospitals understand the day-to-day issues and prepare it to implement a new solution.
Step 3: Evaluate and Improve
Voalte recommends implementing any new solution in stages beginning with smaller units. This allows hospitals to evaluate and improve the implementation process and eases the transition when the solution is implemented more broadly.
“It can be tempting to integrate multiple systems at the start of a project,” stated Voalte’s Vice President of Innovation Trey Lauderdale. “But it is our recommendation to start with a specific group of nursing units and one or two ancillary departments, and then expand as workflows are understood.”
The report concludes that smartphone implementation requires time, coordination and dedication, but the benefits can have a major impact in improving hospital workflow.
February 5, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 13 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit.

Voalte’s Client Hospitals Named Best in Nation

The recent U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals list featured many clients of Voalte, a leader in clinical communications technology. The clients ranked include Massachusetts General ranking at No. 1 on the Honor Roll for best hospital along with Texas Children’s (No. 4) and Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (No. 9) making the Honor Roll for best children’s hospital. Developmental partners Sarasota Memorial, Cedars-Sinai and Huntington Memorial made the specialty rankings.
Voalte is congratulating all of the hospitals that made this year’s list.
Massachusetts General Ranked No.1 Hospital, Texas Children’s and Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s make U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll 
SARASOTA, Fla. (July 19, 2012) – Voalte is excited to congratulate many of its clients for making the 2012-13 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals list. Massachusetts General Hospital ranked No. 1 in the nation supplanting Johns Hopkins Hospital for the first time since 1991. Additionally, Texas Children’s Hospital (No. 4) and Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (No. 9) made the U.S. News Honor Roll for best children’s hospitals in the country.
In addition to those who made the Honor Roll, Voalte’s developmental partners, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Huntington Memorial Hospital, made the U.S. News specialty rankings. Sarasota Memorial ranked No. 47 in gynecology, while Cedars-Sinai ranked in 11 different specialties and Huntington Memorial Hospital in four different specialties.
“All of these hospitals have a commitment to providing the best patient care possible,” said Voalte’s Vice President of Innovation Trey Lauderdale. “It is an honor for Voalte to be a part of what these top hospitals are accomplishing.”
U.S. News ranked hospitals across the country in 16 specialties, with rankings based on each hospital’s ability to “excel across a range of tough cases within each specialty.” The Honor Roll is the list of the top overall hospitals that ranked highly across the spectrum of categories.
Other Voalte clients receiving rankings in specialty categories include The Nebraska Medical Center and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Altogether, 40 percent of Voalte’s clients received a ranking in at least one specialty.
”Effective communication at the point of care is a strong focus for all of these hospitals. This ensures patient safety and satisfaction,” Lauderdale said. “Voalte is thrilled to congratulate all of the hospitals that made this year’s rankings.”
For a full list of the U.S. News rankings, please visit http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/rankings.
 
About Voalte
Voalte provides compelling software solutions for healthcare institutions that solve communication problems at the point-of-care. Voalté products are designed to be intuitive, high value, mission critical applications running on the latest generation of touch-based smartphones.  For more information, visit www.Voalte.com or call 941.312.2830.
August 5, 2012 I Written By

Voalté Releases Version 2.0 of its Point-of-Care Smartphone Communications Solution

Voalté, a leading clinical smartphone communications technology company, released the newest version of Voalté One, its innovative software system. Voalté One 2.0 includes features designed to maintain Voalté’s commitment to increasing clinical productivity at the point of care. One of Voalté’s leading hospital clients has reported a $1 million savings annually in nurse time since implementing the system.

Voalté One 2.0 responds to growing demand for one clinical communications device 
SARASOTA, Fla. (June 26, 2012) – Voalté, a leader in clinical communications technology, announced the release of Voalté One 2.0, the latest update to its point-of-care smartphone solution. The 2.0 software package, led by direct user feedback, improves the Voalté One solution by providing a faster and more streamlined user experience.
“We are seeing a tremendous adoption in the market. In fact, Voalté users are exchanging over one million text messages a month,” said Voalté’s Vice President of Innovation Trey Lauderdale. “To keep up with growing deployments and usage, we have re-engineered our solution to be faster, easier to use, and more reliable than ever.”
A few of the many features include:
  • Brand new user interface streamlines navigation and communication.
  • Simplified directory enables users to navigate between their own unit, other units, buildings, and favorites with a single tap.
  • Enhanced search makes it easy for users to quickly locate others by last name, first name, or title.
  • “Quick Response” feature allows users to reply to questions with a single tap on “Yes”, “No” or “OK.”
  • Read receipts notify the sender when a recipient has read a message.
  • In-line presence updates within the text conversation keep users informed of another party’s availability.
Voalté provides hospitals with a fully integrated point-of-care communications system that consolidates voice, alarms and secure text messaging all in one device. The result is increased efficiencies for nurses and clinicians, and faster response times to patient needs.
“Voalté’s commitment to nurses and clinicians is to continually seek out ways to improve communications at the point of care, improving patient safety and satisfaction,” said Lauderdale.
 
About Voalté
Voalté provides compelling software solutions for healthcare institutions that solve communication problems at the point-of-care. Voalté products are designed to be intuitive, high value, mission critical applications running on the latest generation of touch-based smartphones.  For more information, visit www.Voalte.com or call 941.312.2830.
July 10, 2012 I Written By

Hospital Executives Raise Over $5K for Charities at HIMSS 12

Voalté’s Chips for Charity event during the HIMSS 2012 Conference in Las Vegas raised over $5,000 for hospital charities. Voalté invited four hospital executives from Sparrow Health System in Mason, Mich., St. James Mercy Health System in Hornell, N.Y. and Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Mo. to participate in a “Craps” game for their local hospital foundation. Voalté donated each player’s winnings plus $1,000.

Hospital foundations benefit from Voalté’s Chips for Charity event
SARASOTA, Fla. (Feb. 29, 2012)- Voalté, the leader in innovative mobile clinical communications technology and software for healthcare institutions, announced its Chips for Charity event raised $5,362 for hospital charities during the HIMSS 2012 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas.
Voalté added a bit of fun and flair to HIMSS 2012 by encouraging hospital executives to join in on a game of Craps to help raise money for their hospital foundation.
Voalté donated participants’ winnings plus an additional $1,000 to each of their hospital charities. The participants and the health foundations include:
  • Patrick Hale, Chief Technology Officer, Sparrow Foundation, Mason, Mich.
  • Karthik Ramachandran, Director of Technical Services and Enterprise Architecture, Sparrow Foundation, Mason, Mich.
  • Bonnie Welch, Chief Information Officer, St. James Mercy Foundation, Hornell, N.Y.
  • Scott Poest, Chief Information Officer, Lake Regional Health System Foundation, Osage Beach, Mo.
The amount donated was based on the results of a Craps game played among hospital executives who registered for the Chips for Charity event. Game participants were chosen from a drawing the day of the game.
“This was a fun event that allowed both Voalté and HIMSS 2012 attendees to give back to the healthcare community,” said Voalté’s Vice President of Innovation Trey Lauderdale. “Everyone enjoyed the Voalté Elvis sighting and walked away winners for their hospital foundation.”
 
About Voalté 
Voalté provides compelling software solutions for healthcare institutions that solve communication problems at the point-of-care. Voalté products are designed to be intuitive, high value, mission critical applications running on the latest generation of touch-based smartphones.  For more information, visit www.Voalte.com or call 941.312.2830.
March 2, 2012 I Written By

Samsung Selects Voalté Clinical Communications Solution of Choice – #HIMSS12

Samsung Mobile and Samsung Electronics of America have selected Voalté, a leader in clinical communications solutions at the point of care, to provide clinical communication systems for use on Samsung’s line of smartphones. This announcement broadens Samsung’s offerings in the healthcare field and features the first availability of Voalté One, Voalté’s clinical communications solution, on the popular Android platform.

Samsung and Voalté are exhibiting at the HIMSS 12 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas at booth 223.

Together, Samsung and Voalté offer more choices for hospitals at the point of care
SARASOTA, Fla. (Feb. 22, 2012) – Today Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (Samsung Mobile) announced the selection of Voalté to provide clinical communication systems for use on Samsung’s smartphones. With this selection, Samsung broadens its offerings in the healthcare field.
“Samsung Mobile is dedicated to providing quality, secure mobile solutions for the rapidly growing field of mobile healthcare,” said Timothy Wagner, Vice President and General Manager of Enterprise Sales for Samsung Mobile. “The Voalté One system will be a flagship product used in conjunction with our SAFE™-certified smartphones, including the Galaxy Note with the intuitive S Pen™.”
Samsung is uniquely positioned to satisfy the needs of hospitals and other healthcare providers with a broad line of LED high-resolution displays and Samsung Galaxy™ products, including the Samsung Galaxy Note™, and the Samsung Galaxy Player™.
In collaboration with Samsung, Voalté fine-tuned its Voalté One application to take advantage of the flexibility of Android, the most popular operating system for mobile devices.
“We deliver a rock-solid system combined with a compelling service and support experience that engages our clinical users,” said Voalté’s Vice President of Innovation Trey Lauderdale. “The Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0 and the Samsung Galaxy Note are terrific mobile platforms for nursing.  They are Wi-Fi ready, durable, yet very lightweight and the touch screens are vivid and responsive. This allows us to deliver a great solution on a very affordable device.”
Voalté’s smartphone communications system enables caregivers to send and receive presence-based text messages, make high-definition voice calls across the hospital VoIP system, and receive critical care alarms, providing faster response time to patient needs. Installed in hospitals nationwide, Voalté has put more smartphones in the hands of nurses and hospital workers than any other clinical communications provider.
Samsung will be showcasing Voalté One in Booth 223 at the HIMSS12 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas Feb. 20-24.
About Voalté
Voalté provides compelling software solutions for healthcare institutions that solve communication problems at the point-of-care. Voalté products are designed to be intuitive, high value, mission critical applications running on the latest generation of touch-based smartphones.  For more information, visit www.Voalte.com or call 941.312.2830.
About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets, wireless infrastructure and other telecommunications products throughout North America.  For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
 
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company consists of nine independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Memory, System LSI and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, semiconductor chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
February 22, 2012 I Written By

Voalté Hosts “Chips For Charity” Event at HIMSS Conference – #HIMSS12

During the HMISS conference in Las Vegas Feb. 20-24, Voalté, a leader in innovative mobile clinical communications technology, will be holding a gaming event to raise money for hospital charities. Voalté is inviting hospital executives attending the conference to register for a chance to participate.  Five individuals who register will be given $500 to participate in a Craps game with the chance to earn up to $1,000 for the hospital charity of their choice.

Voalté will donate up to $1,000 to each participant’s hospital foundation of choice
SARASOTA, Fla. (Feb. 15, 2012)- Voalté, the leader in innovative mobile clinical communications technology and software for healthcare institutions, announced it is hosting Chips for Charity on Feb. 21 from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. PST during the HIMSS 2012 Conference in Las Vegas. Voalté will donate up to $1,000 to each of the participants’ charities based on the results of a “Craps” benefit game to be held at The Venetian Hotel.
Voalté is inviting hospital executives attending HIMSS to register for the Chips for Charity event where five lucky individuals will be chosen to participate. Each individual picked from the drawing will be notified via text message and Twitter (#chipsforcharity) that they have the opportunity to play.
“We wanted to do something fun that also allowed us to give back to the healthcare community,” said Vice President of Innovation Trey Lauderdale. “Everyone will also enjoy the special celebrity appearance planned.”
Each participant will be armed with $500 in chips donated by Voalté, and will have the opportunity to parlay that $500 donation into $1,000 or more toward their hospital charity or foundation.
“We encourage other HIMSS attendees to join us and to cheer on their fellow executives,” said Lauderdale.
For more information about Voalté’s Chips for Charity event, and to register for the event, please visit http://www.voalte.com/Chips-for-Charity.aspx
About Voalté
Voalté provides compelling software solutions for healthcare institutions that solve communication problems at the point-of-care. Voalté products are designed to be intuitive, high value, mission critical applications running on the latest generation of touch-based smartphones.  For more information, visit www.Voalte.com or call 941.312.2830.
February 16, 2012 I Written By

iPhones Adopted by The Nebraska Medical Center

Nurses and clinicians at The Nebraska Medical Center, the state’s largest health care facility, will soon be using iPhones to improve their communication and increase efficiency, thanks to Voalté’s first-of-its-kind integrated communication solution. The Nebraska Medical Center is the first academic-based medical center in the country to implement the Voalté solution.

The Voalté solution will enable nurses and clinicians at the teaching hospital to send and receive presence-based text messages and make high-definition voice calls across the hospital VoIP system on one device, providing faster response to patients. The hospital-wide installation will integrate hundreds of iPhones to the hospital’s PBX and WiFi system thus leveraging existing infrastructure for optimal communication.

The Nebraska Medical Center becomes first academic hospital to use iPhones to improve nurse communication
SARASOTA, Fla. June 14, 2011 – Nurses and clinicians at The Nebraska Medical Center, the state’s largest health care facility, will soon be using iPhones to improve their communication and increase efficiency, thanks to Voalté’s first-of-its-kind integrated communication solution. The Nebraska Medical Center is the first academic-based medical center in the country to implement the Voalté solution.
Voalté, an application that consolidates voice, alarm and text on the versatile iPhone platform, was selected by the Medical Center after a year-long mobile technology review and assessment of legacy handsets and voice badges.
“We’re thankful The Nebraska Medical Center selected Voalté after a rigorous selection process,” said Trey Lauderdale, vice president of innovation at Voalté. “Partnerships of this sort continue to validate our commitment to increasing nursing excellence and patient safety.”
According to Lauderdale, many of our nation’s nurses are still using archaic tools such as pagers or bulky legacy VoIP phones that weren’t designed for everyday use, so they spend much of their time dealing with, finding or coordinating information.
The Voalté solution will enable nurses and clinicians at the teaching hospital to send and receive presence-based text messages and make high-definition voice calls across the hospital VoIP system on one device, providing faster response to patients. The hospital-wide installation will integrate hundreds of iPhones to the hospital’s PBX and WiFi system thus leveraging existing infrastructure for optimal communication.
“As the primary teaching hospital for the University of Nebraska Medical Center, we are committed to focusing on quality improvement,” said Lianne Stevens, CIO and vice president of information technology at The Nebraska Medical Center.
“Communication is an essential ingredient for excellent patient care,” added Dawn Straub, Director, Nursing Professional Practice and Development at The Nebraska Medical Center. “We recognize the importance of smartphone technology and how it can give our nurses more time with their patients.”
The Apple iPhone is a perfect fit for a teaching hospital that is known for its innovation and quality patient care, according to Voalté’s CEO Rob Campbell, a former Apple pioneer.
“Apple has a long-standing commitment to improving education, so what better tool to use than the iPhone to streamline communication and integrate voice, alarm and texts so that nurses can communicate more efficiently and focus on patient care,” he said.
About The Nebraska Medical Center
With a reputation for excellence, innovation and extraordinary patient care, The Nebraska Medical Center has earned J.D. Power and Associates’ Hospital of Distinction award for inpatient services for four consecutive years. It also received the 2010 Consumer Choice Award, a mark of patient satisfaction as selected by healthcare consumers and has achieved Magnet recognition status for nursing excellence, Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals Performance Improvement Leader recognition, as well as the Award of Progress from the state of Nebraska’s Edgerton Quality Awards Program. As the teaching hospital for the University of Nebraska Medical Center, this 624 licensed bed academic medical center has an international reputation for providing solid organ and bone marrow transplantation services and is well known nationally and regionally for its oncology, neurology and cardiology programs. The Nebraska Medical Center can be found online at www.nebraskamed.com.
About Voalté
Voaltéâ provides compelling software solutions for healthcare institutions that solve communication problems at the point-of-care. Voalté products are designed to be intuitive, high value, mission critical applications running on the latest generation of touch-based smartphones.  For more information, visit www.Voalte.com or call 941.312.2830.
June 16, 2011 I Written By