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Parkview Medical Center Selects PatientSafe Solutions' Emma System for Clinical Communications

July 29, 2014

PatientSafe Solutions reported that Parkview Medical Center has selected the Emma system to further improve clinical communication, care and efficiency across the organization.

The Company said that the system, which includes voice and HIPAA- compliant messaging capabilities, streamlines workflow and eliminates the need for caregivers to carry multiple devices.

In its release, PatientSafe Solutions noted that Emma integrates with the PatientTouch handhelds, which are smartphone-based devices, the hospital already uses. The system operates on Apple iOS, and it facilitates contextual care team communication and collaboration through voice-over-IP (VoIP) and patient-centric messaging.

As described by PatientSafe Solutions: The Emma system consolidates alerts, notifications and text/image/audio communications, improving clinical workflow through real-time access to the care team, patient information and critical clinical data. Users no longer need an additional device for voice communications due to Emma's VoIP functionality, and they can now securely text message other caregivers, much like they would on their personal phone.

"The feedback we have received from the caregivers throughout the implementation process has been incredible," said Steve Shirley, CIO at Parkview Medical Center. "Our nurses have been very satisfied with the seamless transition to Emma, and love that they now only have to carry around one device for all clinical workflow and communication needs. They can receive lab orders, reference patient information and medications, and instantaneously communicate with the care team. PatientSafe Solutions is really helping us achieve our top priority, which is keeping patients safe throughout the care process."

"We have worked with Parkview Medical Center for several years. They have played an integral role in collaborating on the advanced, clinically-rich functionality of PatientTouch so it's easy to use within their existing IT infrastructure," says Joe Condurso, president and chief executive officer of PatientSafe Solutions. "Parkview Medical Center recognizes the importance of clinical communications in improving patient safety, and in today's healthcare industry, this is critical as they leverage smart point- of-care mobile technology to meet their goals towards new reporting and payment models."

PatientSafe Solutions is a company focusing on smart point-of- care mobile solutions for healthcare.

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