InnerWireless Announces Technology Integration Partnerships With Cisco, Hospira and PatientKeeper
ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–InnerWireless®, Inc., the premier provider of converged wireless solutions, today announced strategic partnerships with Cisco, Hospira and PatientKeeper to create leading-edge solutions that give caregivers everywhere, everytime access to the clinical applications they need. Integration with these partners’ innovative technologies will be debuted at the 2008 Annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition, Feb. 24-28 in Orlando, Fla.
“InnerWireless and its partners are focused on delivering breakthrough benefits for the converged wireless hospital where collaboration, workflow and outcomes improve because of strategic mobility solutions”
With InnerWireless, physicians, nurses and patients can communicate and access data wirelessly from anywhere inside the hospital, including at the point of care. Through its new partnerships with other leading healthcare solution companies, InnerWireless enables clinicians to reliably use wireless devices to access patient information from lab results to vital signs, as well as locate assets. These capabilities help ensure that clinicians have the information and equipment they need for more responsive care, better-informed decision making and improved patient interaction at the point of care.
“InnerWireless and its partners are focused on delivering breakthrough benefits for the converged wireless hospital where collaboration, workflow and outcomes improve because of strategic mobility solutions,” said Ed Cantwell, president, CEO and chairman of InnerWireless. “The accelerating convergence of WAN and WLAN platforms creates tremendous opportunity for InnerWireless and its partners to help reshape how healthcare is delivered. Whether it’s using their smartphone to order tests from the bedside, or staying in touch with their practice while on rounds at the hospital, clinicians need everywhere, everytime access that only wireless solutions can provide. Likewise, by integrating InnerWireless with innovative technologies from partners including Cisco, Hospira and PatientKeeper, we can enhance clinical efficiency while improving patient care, safety and satisfaction within the converged wireless hospital.”
Strategic partner solutions integrate with InnerWireless’ Horizon in-building infrastructure and PanGo location technology to bring wireless technology to clinicians’ fingertips:
InnerWireless will integrate PanGo with Cisco’s Unified Communications, including Wired and Wireless phones, so clinicians and healthcare staff can locate critical medical assets in real-time directly on the devices to streamline workflow and reduce delays in medical care.
Hospira MedNet® interfaces a hospital’s drug library with the infusion devices to enhance patient safety and best clinical practices as well as monitor and provide reports at the device, group or system-wide levels. By integrating Hospira MedNet with PanGo, infusion pumps can be tracked and located directly in Hospira MedNet without needing to launch additional applications, maximizing the use of two innovative technologies and enabling hospitals to effectively manage assets.
PatientKeeper’s physician information system makes physician work processes simpler and more efficient because it enables physicians to quickly see lab and test results, medication histories, allergies, vital signs, and other important patient information on wireless devices at the point-of-care, as well as electronically capture charges. Integrating this enabling technology on Horizon means that wireless coverage is guaranteed, assuring that physicians have full wireless access to patient keeper without worry of dropped signals. In addition, the technology will be able to automatically synchronize each mobile device for efficient and easy access and sharing of data without delay.
InnerWireless in booth # 6473 at the 2008 Annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition
Visit InnerWireless at booth # 6473 to learn more about the partners and experience the converged wireless hospital in action. Representatives will be on hand from Cisco, Hospira and PatientKeeper to detail the advanced functionality of each application with InnerWireless’ converged wireless solutions. Also, InnerWireless customer Dave Duncan, corporate vice president of UMass Memorial HealthAlliance Hospital, will present at the Managing the Business of Healthcare Pavilion Theater at 4:15 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25.