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Blog Spotlight: Apple's iTouch and iPhones connect nurses in Florida hospital

Nurse Leader Insider, January 4, 2010

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On any given day at Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System in Florida, the overhead page was going off every three minutes. And when a patient is in pain and trying to recover, that can be a problem.

So Sarasota Memorial brought peace and quiet—along with improved healthcare—to its hospital by supplying Apple’s iTouch to its nurses.

With help from Voalte, a startup developing point-of-care communications company that uses mobile technology, Sarasota began a 60-day pilot program in June where 25 iPod Touches were given to nurses on one specific floor with the goal of reducing the amount of noise and inefficiency involved in paging.

To read more on how the iTouch and iPhones connected Sarasota Memorial staff members, click here.



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