March: What's New in BlackBerry Apps

— March 17, 2011

Good news for healthcare professionals: BlackBerry apps for nurses, clinicians and pharmacies continue to proliferate. Also new to BlackBerry is an app that serves as a punch-in, punch-out clock for employees. Find out more below.

Hey, Doc: BlackBerry, CSC Put a Patient in Your Pocket
The Patient in Your Pocket app equips mobile healthcare professionals with immediate, secure access to patient information whenever and wherever care is provided.

The solution integrates with clinical systems, enabling caregivers to retrieve current and accurate patient information, update patient data and conditions while care is being given, collaborate, and conduct administrative functions such as coordinating appointment schedules – all while away from the desktop. In addition to Patient in Your Pocket for BlackBerry smartphones, the application for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will also be launched by CSC later this year. More details here.

New Mobile App Helps Manage Worker Time and Attendance
Qqest's TimeForce II mobile app for BlackBerry and iOS devices enables companies to better manage employees who work outside of the office.

Now with the release of the new mobile application, industries with on-the-go workers can submit time punches wherever they are and supervisors can track and enforce attendance policies easier than ever before. The new mobile application is ideal for customers that employ carpenters, electricians, landscapers, caterers, home care nurses, drivers and other mobile workers. Get the scoop here.

Updated E-Prescribing App for BlackBerry
InstantDx/OnCallData products are noted for their intuitive interface and ease of use while providing multiple clinical modules for BlackBerry users.

“The newly updated mobile applications were carefully designed to maintain the same look and feel, as well as functionality, as the desktop and portal products that are currently used so successfully by physicians and their staff, hospitals, and health information exchanges,” says Allan M. Weinstein, M.D., chairman of InstantDx/OnCallData. “The key is to have a platform design that can be easily adapted for ongoing innovation, yet still fit in with the workflow requirements in today’s portal, desktop, tablet, and smartphone work environments. The products must look the same, provide the same actionable, accurate, of-the-moment information, and still be easy and intuitive to use, while delivering on the key attribute—speed, speed, and speed.” Keep reading here.


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