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Table 7 Clinical Communication Applications

From: A Systematic Review of Healthcare Applications for Smartphones

Application Version (price) Platforms Description Functions
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: http://www.voalte.com/Products.aspx, Accessed June, 2011.
  5. URL42: http://www.amcomsoftware.com/Solutions/smartphone_and_tablet_messaging/, Accessed June, 2011.
  6. URL43: http://www.mvisum.com/mVisumCCS.php, Accessed June, 2011.