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In the news: iPhone app designed to help nurses

Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, November 23, 2009

An iPhone application used by Sarasota Memorial Health Care System's nurses is helping nurses spend more time with patients, reports Healthcare IT News.

The 800-bed hospital began using the phones this summer. Using the "Voatle One" application, nurses sent and received text messages, made calls, and received critical care alarms as part of their work. The application allows nurses to provide direct feedback to the provider, Voatle, so it could individualize the application for individuals.

The hospital reduced the need for paging by 78%, reducing noise.

Source: Healthcare IT News.

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