Wahiawa General to Become First Hospital in Hawaii to Adopt iPhones at the Point of Care

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Innovative Voalté solution to improve nurse communication

Wahiawa General is the first acute care hospital to implement the Voalte solution in Hawaii.

We evaluated voice badges and other communication solutions, but decided Voalté was the best solution at the leading edge of communication technology.

Cutting-edge communication technology will soon be increasing the efficiency of nurses at Wahiawa General Hospital. Nurses and other point of care workers will be using iPhones as an integrated communication solution, thanks to Voalté’s first-of-its-kind healthcare application.

Voalté (nomenclature derived from Voice, Alarm, Text) consolidates all three functions on the versatile iPhone. The application enables users to send and receive presence-based text messages, make high definition voice calls across the hospital VoIP system, and receive critical care alarms on the iPhone, providing faster response to patient needs.

Wahiawa General, a nonprofit community hospital located on the island of Oahu, is the first acute care hospital to implement the communications solution in Hawaii. The installation will be operating with Meru Networks, a pioneer in 802.11 enterprise networking.

“Our goal is to deliver the very best care to every patient in our hospital. We are committed to providing state-of-the-art technology that will help our nurses provide quality care to our patients,” said Jason Fujinaka, CIO at Wahiawa General Hospital. “We evaluated voice badges and other communication solutions, but decided Voalté was the best solution at the leading edge of communication technology.”

“The installation demonstrates Wahiawa’s understanding of how technology can improve patient care,” said Trey Lauderdale, vice president of innovation at Voalté.

“By becoming the first hospital in Hawaii to use the iPhone as the next generation communication solution, they have shown their commitment to providing quality patient care in the technology age,” Lauderdale said.

About Voalté
Voalté provides compelling software solutions for healthcare institutions that solve communication problems at the point-of-care. Voalté products are designed to be intuitive, high value, mission critical applications running on the latest generation of touch-based smartphones. For more information, visit http://www.Voalte.com or call 941.312.2830.

About Wahiawa General Hospital
Wahiawa General Hospital is a community-owned, nonprofit hospital located in Wahiawa, Hawaii, on the island of Oahu. The 160-bed facility, which includes 52 acute care beds and 107 beds in long-term care, is well equipped to meet the needs of our patient population. For over 65 years, Wahiawa has been committed to serving its community by embracing technology and expanding comprehensive care. For more information, visit http://www.wahiawageneral.org or call 808.621.8411.

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