SEATTLE, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NetMotion Wireless, a leading provider of mobile productivity and management solutions, announced today that Mobility XE, a mobile Virtual Private Network (VPN), has been deployed by Allina Hospitals & Clinics. The first deployment of the software solution addressed data communication challenges faced by more than 300 Allina home care and hospice nurses. Based on the success and return on investment, Allina extended the mobile solution to its emergency medical response teams in the field.
"We were facing 90+ trouble tickets a month," said Clyde Daisley, Systems Engineer for Allina. "Within six months of deploying Mobility XE, our calls decreased to almost nothing. With the improved productivity of our nurses in the field, we were able to increase the number of patient visits per day by 50%."
Access to patient Electronic Medical Records (EMR) is critical for healthcare professionals. Nurses need to review patient history, enter new diagnoses and update care plans for each patient. Allina nurses visiting patient homes experienced connection issues and loss of data as they roamed between wireless networks.
Allina is at the forefront of EMR use with two of their hospitals at Stage 6 in the HIMSS Analytics (http://www.himssanalytics.org) EMR Adoption Model – a level of operational excellence achieved by only four percent of all providers. Selecting NetMotion Wireless for securing and optimizing wireless network applications was key to achieving maximum worker productivity.
With a fleet of 64 ambulances, Allina recognized the value of extending Mobility XE to the EMR system used in their emergency medical response division. Ensuring patient information entered into the system is not lost as the ambulances cross cellular networks allows Emergency Room professionals to prepare treatment during transports for better patient outcomes.
"Getting patient data transmitted is a lifesaver," added Daisley.
In addition, Daisley explained that, "With Mobility XE's advanced policy management capability, our IT staff has greater flexibility in managing the network. As a result, we now designate the Mobility XE in the 'Severity 1' classification because it has become such a mission critical application." To learn more about how the IT staff used policy management to improve network management operations, click here. http://www.netmotionwireless.com/resources/
About Allina Hospitals & Clinics
Allina Hospitals & Clinics is a not-for-profit system of hospitals, clinics and other health care services, providing care throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Allina owns and operates 11 hospitals, more than 90 clinics, and health care services, including home care, hospice and palliative care, oxygen and medical equipment, pharmacies and emergency medical transportation.
About NetMotion Wireless
NetMotion Wireless develops productivity and management solutions for organizations with mobile workforces to secure and optimize their investment in wireless data networking. NetMotion Wireless customers include more than 1,900 of the world's most respected organizations across multiple industries including utilities, healthcare, communications, public safety, government, transportation, field service and many others. Mobility XE, the award winning flagship product, enables 500,000+ mobile workers in businesses and agencies around the globe to maintain and optimize connections to applications as they change locations or networks multiple times each day. NetMotion Wireless is one of The 50 Fastest Growing Wireless Companies in the country and has earned over 25 industry awards for outstanding technology. NetMotion Wireless was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington with offices located in North America and Europe
For more information on NetMotion Wireless, go to www.netmotionwireless.com or call (877) 818-7626.
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