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Table 7 Clinical Communication Applications

From: A Systematic Review of Healthcare Applications for Smartphones


Version (price)




Voalté One URL41[51]

1.3.3 (free, but must purchaseand install Voalté server)

iOS, BlackBerry

A communication tool within thehospital to simplify communicationamong clinicians.

Combines phone calls, text messaging,and prioritized alarm alerts in a singledevice; PBXg integration over VoIPh; logand retrieve all alarms.

Amcom MobileConnect URL42[51]

2.2 (free, but requires aconnection to supportedAmcom Web/Console callcenter system)

iOS, Android,BlackBerry

A messaging and alerting applicationfor use in healthcare.

Separates critical email and SMSi messagesfrom less important ones; audit trail thatlogs time and date along with all messages;acknowledgement of messages.

mVisum URL43[20]

(free, but must purchaseand install mVisum MedicalCommunication System)

iPhone, Android,Windows Mobile,Blackberry

A cardiology communicationapplication for cardiologist’s thatreceive patient data on smartphone.

Receives monitor data, alarms, ECGsj, labresults, echocardiograms*, MRIsk,*, dischargenotes and other reports. [* These have notyet received FDAl clearance as ofJune 2011.]

  1. This table presents the version, platforms, a short description, and a list of functions of the three clinical communication applications for healthcare professionals.
  2. g PBX: Private Branch Exchange, h VoIP: Voice over Internet Protocol, i SMS: Short Message Service, j ECG: Electrocardiography, k MRI: Magnetic resonance imaging, l FDA: U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
  3. Website URLs:
  4. URL41:, Accessed June, 2011.
  5. URL42:, Accessed June, 2011.
  6. URL43:, Accessed June, 2011.