EXTENSION Debuts Mobile App for HealthAlert Solutions

— January 26, 2011

EXTENSION, INC. announced that the EXTENSION Mobile app for EXTENSION HealthAlert for Nurses and HealthAlert for Physicians is now available on the Apple App Store. The affordable bundled packages offer real-time clinical workflow communication solutions for enterprise healthcare organizations and more expressly, for physicians and nurses on their Apple iPhone or iPod touch.

The EXTENSION Mobile app and demo for the iPhone and iPod Touch are available for free download via the Apple App Store so that organizations can get first-hand knowledge of the capabilities of the solutions without making a substantial investment.

Steve Tyler, EXTENSION’s CTO, says, “The EXTENSION vision has always been about enabling context-aware communication on the users' preferred device. The Apple iPhone and iPod touch have had a huge impact on mobile communication and mobile access to data and so it made great sense to provide that clinical context-awareness on the Apple devices.”

Clinical workflows available via EXTENSION’s HealthAlert for Nurses and HealthAlert for Physicians solutions are as follows:

  • Critical Lab Result Notification
  • Nurse Call Integration
  • Report Availability Alert to Ordering Physician
  • STAT Order Notification
  • Staff Assignment 
  • Device Messaging to/from Cisco IP devices, smartphones, including the iPhone, and other mobile devices.

According to EXTENSION’s director of marketing Whitney St. Pierre, “The release of EXTENSION Mobile via the Apple AppStore is the culmination of a lot of hard work by various departments within EXTENSION. Our leadership, development, sales, and marketing teams collaborated to perform extensive market research to learn about what mHealth solutions are important for acute-care and ambulatory healthcare organizations," she says. "Our research shows that mobile solutions are greatly needed by various clinical staff, including physicians and nurses, and that enriched communication – via improved mobility – can make an enormous impact on quality of patient care.”

St. Pierre adds, “Our app approval happened very quickly and we are thrilled to be able to offer free demos of our HealthAlert for Nurses and HealthAlert for Physicians solutions via the Apple iPhone or iPod Touch. We are confident that once a nurse or physician downloads the free app and demonstrates the clinical alerting functionality they will want to know more.”

The ability to use the EXTENSION Mobile clinical workflow app via the Apple iPad is forthcoming. Testing is in its final stages and it will be available for demonstration at EXTENSION’s booth at HIMSS 2011, taking place Feb. 21-23 in Orlando.

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