Bay Area Regional Medical Center is first to use Spectralink PIVOT with Voalte One for caregiver communication
Voalte, a provider in healthcare communication technology, and Spectralink, a provider of purpose-built wireless communications, announced that Bay Area Regional Medical Center (Bay Area Regional), a 104-bed acute-care facility in Webster, Texas, is first to implement the Voalte One solution on Spectralink PIVOT purpose-built smartphones for caregiver communication.
“Since Spectralink named Voalte a member of its AIMS Partner Program last fall, we’ve been working together to pair the revolutionary PIVOT WorkSmart device with the Voalte One application,” said Voalte Founder and CEO Trey Lauderdale. “We’re pleased that our strategic partnership has resulted in Bay Area Regional being the first facility to use this intuitive communication solution, which simplifies the way healthcare workers do their jobs.”
Bay Area Regional went live site-wide with Spectralink PIVOT devices in March 2015. PIVOT runs on the Android operating system, and the devices are shared by nurses and support staff, who have adapted quickly to the new technology.
“Bay Area Regional was built to give the community access to the highest standard of healthcare and the most advanced technologies,” said Tim Schmidt, Chief Executive Officer at Bay Area Regional. “The Spectralink PIVOT powered by Voalte One is an example of our commitment to supporting clinicians with the technology they need to focus on patient care.”
Nurses prefer the responsive touch screen for quick text messaging, and can easily find co-workers and check their availability using the presence-based directory in Voalte One.
“Our nursing staff has the responsibility to provide the safest, highest level of care,” said Susan White, RN, BSN, MBA, CNOR, NE-BC, Chief Nursing Officer at Bay Area Regional. “By equipping them with the most innovative communication tools, we can assure our patients and families they are receiving the best possible care.”
“Our goal is to provide the most innovative, purpose-built communication solutions for in-building mobile workers,” said Dan Mondor, CEO of Spectralink. “By partnering with Voalte, we are able to deliver powerful communication tools that meet the rigorous demands of Bay Area Regional caregivers and other healthcare professionals, raising the level of care they can provide.”
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