WALTHAM, Mass. and SAN ANTONIO, Tex. — October 14, 2014 — Mobile Heartbeat, a leading provider of smartphone clinical communications, today announced a technology partnership with AirStrip®, the leading provider of mHealth solutions that drive clinical transformation through mobility and interoperability. The companies will integrate AirStrip’s proprietary methodology for accessing critical patient data into the Mobile Heartbeat clinical communications platform to provide expanded mobile capabilities to patient care teams.
The Mobile Heartbeat CURE smartphone application will integrate with AirStrip ONE® to provide broader clinical context including EMR data and waveform data from cardiac and neonatal monitors in near real time.
“We’re always looking for ways to improve clinical team members’ ability to obtain the data they need on their mobile device,” said Ron Remy, CEO at Mobile Heartbeat. “The AirStrip ONE application will enable MH-CURE users to access live patient waveforms directly from AirStrip whenever needed, helping to enhance and speed decision-making.”
HCA, which has 164 hospitals and is one of the leading providers of healthcare services, is an investor in both AirStrip and Mobile Heartbeat through HCA’s Health Insight Capital subsidiary. One goal of the partnership is to support HCA’s care coordination initiatives in ways that improve quality and efficiency while reducing costs.
“We strive to provide clinical teams with the most comprehensive set of capabilities,” said AirStrip President Matt Patterson, M.D. “Mobile Heartbeat CURE enhances AirStrip ONE, giving clinicians the ability to collaborate and share patient information as well as obtain that information anytime and anywhere, all of which benefits workflow and care coordination.”
Mobile Heartbeat CURE provides patient care teams, including nurses, physicians and technicians, with secure, single smartphone access to all clinical communications, pertinent patient information and lab data. Care team members have a choice of using their own smartphone (BYOD) or sharing hospital-supplied devices. With Mobile Heartbeat CURE, care team members know who else is on the team for each patient and can view the availability and location of other team members at all times. Mobile Heartbeat CURE enables efficient delivery of clinical data and communications to users on-site, off-site and at multiple locations to ensure timely patient care decisions and response. Hospitals save time and reduce costs as well as improve patient care when using MH-CURE.
AirStrip ONE® is the first enterprise-capable, vendor-, platform- and data-source-agnostic clinical mobility solution. AirStrip ONE enables true interoperability by uniting live and historic patient data from a wide range of hospital-based monitoring systems and EMRs into a single application, making that data accessible from virtually anywhere using devices running on iOS, Android and Windows operating systems.
AirStrip® (www.airstrip.com) provides a complete, vendor- and data source-agnostic enterprise-wide clinical mobility solution, which enables clinicians to improve the health of individuals and populations. With deep clinical expertise and strong roots in mobile technology and data integration, AirStrip is empowering leading health systems globally as the industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Based in San Antonio, Texas, AirStrip allows health systems to unlock the full potential of their existing technology investments with a complete mobility solution that provides access to critical patient data across the care continuum. AirStrip is backed by investments from Dignity Health, St. Joseph Health, the Gary and Mary West Health Investment Fund, Sequoia Capital, Qualcomm, Inc., Leerink Partners, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) and the Wellcome Trust. AirStrip’s base of visionary clients includes HCA, Texas Health Resources, Tenet Healthcare, Dignity Health, St. Joseph Health and Ardent Health Services.