Table 7

Clinical Communication Applications
Application Version (price) Platforms Description Functions
Voalté One URL41[51] 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[51] 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[20] (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.

Website URLs:

URL41: webcite, Accessed June, 2011.

URL42: webcite, Accessed June, 2011.

URL43: webcite, Accessed June, 2011.

Mosa et al.

Mosa et al. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:67   doi:10.1186/1472-6947-12-67

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