SARASOTA, Fla., July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Voalte, the leader in healthcare communication technology, and Spectralink, the global leader in purpose-built wireless communications, today announced that Bay Area Regional Medical Center (Bay Area Regional), a 104-bed acute-care facility in Webster, Texas, is first to implement the Voalte One™ solution on Spectralink PIVOT™ purpose-built smartphones for caregiver communication.
"Since Spectralink named Voalte a member of its AIMS Partner Program last fall, we've been working together to pair the revolutionary PIVOT WorkSmart device with the Voalte One application," said Voalte Founder and CEO Trey Lauderdale. "We're pleased that our strategic partnership has resulted in Bay Area Regional being the first facility to use this intuitive communication solution, which simplifies the way healthcare workers do their jobs."
Bay Area Regional went live site-wide with Spectralink PIVOT devices in March 2015. PIVOT runs on the Android operating system, and the devices are shared by nurses and support staff, who have adapted quickly to the new technology.
"Bay Area Regional was built to give the community access to the highest standard of healthcare and the most advanced technologies," said Tim Schmidt, Chief Executive Officer at Bay Area Regional. "The Spectralink PIVOT powered by Voalte One is an example of our commitment to supporting clinicians with the technology they need to focus on patient care."
Nurses prefer the responsive touch screen for quick text messaging, and can easily find co-workers and check their availability using the presence-based directory in Voalte One.
"Our nursing staff has the responsibility to provide the safest, highest level of care," said Susan White, RN, BSN, MBA, CNOR, NE-BC, Chief Nursing Officer at Bay Area Regional. "By equipping them with the most innovative communication tools, we can assure our patients and families they are receiving the best possible care."
"Our goal is to provide the most innovative, purpose-built communication solutions for in-building mobile workers," said Dan Mondor, CEO of Spectralink. "By partnering with Voalte, we are able to deliver powerful communication tools that meet the rigorous demands of Bay Area Regional caregivers and other healthcare professionals, raising the level of care they can provide."
About Bay Area Regional Medical Center
At Bay Area Regional Medical Center, we are committed to providing the highest quality medical care while making a difference in people's lives. The hospital opened its doors in July 2014 with 104 beds and is currently under construction to double the capacity, including expansion of the emergency room, operating room and cardiac catheterization lab, as well as a new Women's Center with a NICU. Designed with a beautiful, soothing environment, Bay Area Regional offers some of the latest technology for physicians on the medical staff to provide advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques. For more information about Bay Area Regional Medical Center or to find a physician, visit www.BARMC.us.
Spectralink – The WorkSmart Company – is the global leader in purpose-built wireless communications. Since 1990, Spectralink Corporation has deployed over 3 million purpose-built handset devices to customers around the world, enabling millions of workers to work smarter, with more efficient and reliable in-building communications. Spectralink solutions enable voice, texts, alarms, alerts, and key applications every minute of every day. They are highly interoperable with the leading enterprise call control, Wi-Fi access points and workflow applications. Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, Spectralink brings productivity, reliability and ease of use to mobile workers everywhere. For more information, please visit http://www.spectralink.com or call 303-441-7500.
Voalte develops smartphone alternatives that simplify caregiver communication. As the only company to offer a comprehensive Mobile Communication Strategy, Voalte enables care teams inside and outside the hospital to access and exchange information securely. Voalte customers benefit from a solid smartphone infrastructure that supports their existing systems and expands to accommodate future technologies. Founded in 2008, Voalte is a privately held company based in Sarasota, Florida. Over 45,000 caregivers use Voalte products every day. For more information, visit voalte.com or follow @Voalte on Twitter.
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