At any modern healthcare facility, the quality of care is paramount. Patient outcomes are often directly tied to healthcare professionals’ collective ability to work efficiently and effectively, and communication within these facilities is the foundation to achieving a higher standard of care.

That’s why Bay Area Regional Medical Center, a 104-bed acute care facility located near Houston, Texas, has selected the Spectralink PIVOT™ purpose-built smartphones with the Voalte One™ solution for caregiver communication. As announced today in a press release by Voalte, Bay Area Regional is the first to use the Spectralink PIVOT WorkSmart devices with Voalte One, providing unparalleled in-building communication for its healthcare professionals.

The Voalte One solution on Spectralink PIVOT brings powerful new capabilities to the medical center’s staff, including text messaging, a responsive touch screen, access to apps using the Android operating system, and a presence-based directory which allows workers to easily locate colleagues and check their availability. Nurses and clinical staff have quickly adapted to the smartphone look and feel of the devices, according to Bay Area Regional executives.

“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.”

“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.”

Voalte is a longtime leader in leveraging smartphone capabilities to further improve healthcare communication. Together, Spectralink and Voalte bring state-of-the-art purpose-built smartphones to hospitals with all the smartphone functionality needed to take advantage of mobile apps such as Voalte One. Our recently released PIVOT:S smartphone, which is now available in North America, Europe and Australia, is designed specifically for clinical workers. As technology in healthcare grows more complex, and the need for more efficient and technology-savvy healthcare professionals increases, high performing, reliable and durable mobile over Wi-Fi solutions that simplify communication in this environment will become standard. The Bay Area Regional Medical Center is a great example of a forward-thinking facility looking toward the future of healthcare.

By Ben Guderian

Senior Director, Product Line Management

Spectralink

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