CHICAGO, Jan. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), today announced the introduction of LINQ™ mobile, a smartphone application that delivers improved communication to help caregivers deliver better care by connecting members of the care team to each other, to their patients, and to patient information in real-time.
"As Hill-Rom expands the breadth of our digital communications portfolio and the information we can deliver, the LINQ mobile app will become an essential tool for caregivers around the world," said John Groetelaars, president and CEO of Hill-Rom. "We're excited for caregivers to see the enormous value of having real-time access to critical patient information and more efficient communication with their team members."
Hospitals and health systems are challenged with integrating multiple, often disjointed technologies for care team communications. The LINQ mobile app integrates staff and patient interactions with clinical systems and patient information to help improve care team collaboration, communication, compliance and efficiency on an easy-to-use, scalable platform, while streamlining IT infrastructure and management. As a platform, the LINQ mobile app will expand its capabilities over time, continuously adding value for customers and their patients.
"The LINQ mobile app has greatly improved the patient experience. We have more time at the bedside, and can make sure patient needs are being met in a timely manner," said Andrea Hill, DNP, RN, director of Inpatient Services, North Carolina Specialty Hospital. "It's all about saving time. We have seen an improvement in response times since we started using the LINQ mobile app, and patient satisfaction scores have increased."
The LINQ mobile app is available initially in the United States and Canada, and will be expanding to Europe and other regions in 2019.
About Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc.
Hill-Rom is a leading global medical technology company with more than 10,000 employees worldwide. We partner with health care providers in more than 100 countries, across all care settings, by focusing on patient care solutions that improve clinical and economic outcomes in five core areas: Advancing Mobility, Wound Care and Prevention, Patient Monitoring and Diagnostics, Surgical Safety and Efficiency and Respiratory Health. Our innovations ensure caregivers have the products they need to help diagnose, treat and protect their patients; speed up recoveries; and manage conditions. Every day, around the world, we enhance outcomes for patients and their caregivers. Learn more at hill-rom.com.
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