Mobile Heartbeat Announces iMobile Project Pilot at HCA Hospital in Nashville

WALTHAM, Mass. — Feb. 19, 2014 — Mobile Heartbeat, a leading provider of smartphone applications for improving clinical workflow and team communications, today announced an agreement with Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), which has 165 hospitals, to pilot Mobile Heartbeat CURE™ (Clinical Urgent REsponse) technology for HCA’s iMobile Project, an initiative to implement smartphone-based critical care team communications at one of the company’s affiliated hospitals in Nashville.

Mobile Heartbeat addresses the mobile needs of the physicians and nurses on a patient care team by providing them with secure smartphone access to clinical communications, including texting, alarms (notifications), voice, photography, pertinent patient information and lab data. Mobile Heartbeat CURE is the only solution with a true understanding of clinical team workflow and a patient-specific approach, enabling more efficient care delivery, cost and time savings and, ultimately, better patient care.

HCA’s TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville, TN will be piloting Mobile Heartbeat CURE. Clinicians will use the MH-CURE product suite on both hospital-supplied and personal smartphones, both inside and outside the facilities.

“Increasingly, physicians and other caregivers are using smartphones to access patient information, order tests, review lab results and for a variety of other applications that help them provide better, more efficient patient care,” said Dr. Jonathan B. Perlin, HCA’s chief medical officer and president of the company’s Clinical Services Group. “Through this pilot at TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center, Mobile Heartbeat CURE will help caregivers use smartphone technology that securely links with our clinical information systems.”

“We welcome this opportunity to partner with the nation’s largest provider of health care services and to broadly deliver our solution to hospitals seeking to enable fast, secure mobile communications,” said Ron Remy, CEO at Mobile Heartbeat.

Mobile Heartbeat will be exhibiting Mobile Heartbeat CURE in Booth #2094 at HIMSS14, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference and exhibition, taking place Feb. 23-27, 2014, in Orlando, Florida.

Eli Laipson