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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 14 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

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 14 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

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 14 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

Voalte and American Nurse Today Partner to Launch Survey Examining Clinical Communications

New survey focuses on clinical communications challenges, tools
SARASOTA, Fla. (Jan. 23, 2013) – Voalte, the leader in clinical communications, and American Nurse Today, the official journal of the American Nurses Association, have partnered to conduct the first clinical communications survey to help the healthcare world better understand the voice of the bedside clinician.
The 2013 Clinical Communications Survey will examine the current communications challenges faced by staff clinicians. Participants in the survey will be asked questions about how their clinical staff currently communicates, the communications tools currently used, how those devices are currently managed, along with the daily communications challenges facing clinical staff. The results of the survey will reveal a clear snapshot of the day-to-day lives of clinicians in the field and help create a roadmap for improving clinical communications.
“Nurses are the lifeblood of the clinical care system and it is important they are able to communicate with each other effectively during critical situations,” said Voalte CEO Rob Campbell. “We hope through this survey we learn more about how nurses are communicating and the communications challenges they face. We hope the results can be a catalyst for improving point-of-care communications.”
Voalte and American Nurses Today will be conducting the clinical communications survey beginning Jan. 21, 2013 through Feb. 15, 2013. Participants who take the survey may be eligible to enter a drawing to win a new iPad mini.
“We encourage all nurses to spend a few minutes to take this very important survey and let their voices be heard,” said Greg Osborne, Group Publisher and President of HealthCom Media, publisher of American Nurse Today. “The results will allow the entire healthcare industry better understand the role of clinical communications and help shape the future direction of clinical communications technology.”
To learn more about the 2013 Clinical Communications Survey please visit 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.
About American Nurse Today
American Nurse Today is the official journal of the American Nurses Association and reaches 175,000 nurses every month. Published 12 times a year – 6 print and 6 electronic issues the journal provides valuable, peer-reviewed, evidence based clinical, practical and career information that nurses can assimilate into their busy practices immediately.
The journal is published by HealthCom Media, a specialty publishing company located in Doylestown, PA. The company also publishes other specialty journals including Menopause Management. For more information visit www.AmericanNurseToday.com or call Greg Osborne at 215-489-7000, ext. 101.
February 6, 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 14 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

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 14 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

Voalte Chief Nursing Officer Named Nebraska Nurses Association President

Company celebrates CNO Teresa Anderson’s appointment
SARASOTA, Fla. (Jan. 8, 2013) – Voalte, a leader in clinical communication technology, announced that the company’s chief nursing officer, Dr. Teresa Anderson, was recently inducted as President of the Nebraska Nurses Association, an organization that represents more than 25,000 nurses in the state. Voalte congratulates Dr. Anderson on this prestigious appointment for the 2013-2014 term.
“Terry has been instrumental in aligning best nursing practices with our innovative clinical communications solution,” said Rob Campbell, CEO of Voalte. “She is a terrific leader, and we’re proud that one of our key executives has been honored with such a prominent appointment.”
In operation since 1906, the Nebraska Nurses Association serves as an advocate for nurses and patients, elevating the profession by improving health standards and expanding care access. Dr. Anderson, a native Nebraskan, plans to visit every Nebraska Nurses Association district and actively solicit feedback and suggestions on how the organization can advance the profession.
In addition to serving as chief nursing officer at Voalte, a company committed to helping nurses and other healthcare professions improve patient care through more efficient communications, Dr. Anderson is an active member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the American Nurses Association, Nebraska Organization of Nurse Leaders, and Sigma Theta Tau International. She is also employed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in Silver Spring, Md. as a national Magnet Program® consultant.
Dr. Anderson has more than 30 years of nursing experience. She received her undergraduate and master’s degrees in nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Lincoln and Omaha campuses. She completed a doctorate in health care education from the College of Saint Mary in Omaha, Neb.
 
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.
January 31, 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 14 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

Voalte Receives $6 Million in Strategic Investments

Funding led by major healthcare technology company and healthcare system

SARASOTA, Fla. (Oct. 9, 2012) – Voalte, a leader in clinical communications technology at the point of care, announced the company completed $6 million in new Preferred B funding from strategic partners led by a healthcare information technology leader and a major healthcare system. Per terms of the agreement, names of the strategic partners were not disclosed.

The funding boosts Voalte’s core business areas and enables the company to expand operations. Voalte plans on expanding by creating an additional 100 jobs, growing from 50 to 150 employees over the next 18 months. The company also plans to increase work with development partners to enhance its clinical communications solution and introduce additions to its product line.

“This funding will allow us to continue to develop the next generation of clinical communications solutions,” said Voalte CEO Rob Campbell. “With the addition of these partners, we strengthen our ability to empower healthcare professionals to improve communications, ensure patient safety and raise satisfaction.”

The funding from strategic partners follows a $250,000 grant Voalte received in 2011 from the Sarasota Economic Development Council to create 50 new jobs over three years and expand facilities.

Launched in 2009, Voalte provides clinical communications solutions to healthcare institutions through its innovative smartphone solution that allows nurses and clinicians to communicate directly through voice, alarms, and text. Voalte deploys more smartphones in hospitals than any other company and is used in leading institutions such as Massachusetts General, Cedars-Sinai, Texas Children’s Hospital and Ann and Robert H. Laurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

“We began three years ago when institutions were hesitant to embrace the new technology,” said Campbell. “Our growth during that time demonstrates the increasing demand for mobile solutions in healthcare. To date, we have over 20,000 clinical users and over 5,000 iPhones successfully deployed in hospitals nationwide. Our goal is to continue that growth and continue to fill those needs and demands.”

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.

October 9, 2012 I Written By

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