|Clinical Communication Applications|
|Voalté One URL41||1.3.3 (free, but must purchase and install Voalté server)||iOS, BlackBerry||A communication tool within the hospital to simplify communication among clinicians.||Combines phone calls, text messaging, and prioritized alarm alerts in a single device; PBXg integration over VoIPh; log and retrieve all alarms.|
|Amcom Mobile Connect URL42||2.2 (free, but requires a connection to supported Amcom Web/Console call center system)||iOS, Android, BlackBerry||A messaging and alerting application for use in healthcare.||Separates critical email and SMSi messages from less important ones; audit trail that logs time and date along with all messages; acknowledgement of messages.|
|mVisum URL43||(free, but must purchase and install mVisum Medical Communication System)||iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile, Blackberry||A cardiology communication application for cardiologist’s that receive patient data on smartphone.||Receives monitor data, alarms, ECGsj, lab results, echocardiograms*, MRIsk,*, discharge notes and other reports. [* These have not yet received FDAl clearance as of June 2011.]|
This table presents the version, platforms, a short description, and a list of functions of the three clinical communication applications for healthcare professionals.
gPBX: Private Branch Exchange, hVoIP: Voice over Internet Protocol, iSMS: Short Message Service, jECG: Electrocardiography, kMRI: Magnetic resonance imaging, lFDA: U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
URL42: http://www.amcomsoftware.com/Solutions/smartphone_and_tablet_messaging/ webcite, Accessed June, 2011.
Mosa et al.
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