Mobile Heartbeat recently introduced Mobile Heartbeat CURE (Clinical Urgent REsponse), a smartphone application enabling secure mobile clinical communications. Designed for patient care teams, MH-CURE enables all care team members to know who else is on the team and to view the availability of other team members at all times. MH-CURE provides nurses, physicians and technicians with secure, single smartphone access to clinical communications, pertinent patient information and lab data.
The core of MH-CURE’s technology is its patient-centric care team directory and workflow capability. This directory identifies and connects in real time the changing members of the patient’s care team, both physicians and nurses, and provides information on how to reach them whether they are inside or outside the hospital.
Mobile Heartbeat CURE’s consolidated communication includes secure texting, voice, caregiver-specific alarms and alerts, VoIP and PBX connectivity, easy integration with electronic medical records (EMRs), and integration with a facility’s cloud infrastructure. MH-CURE is compliant with health care regulations such as HIPAA.
Mobile Heartbeat CURE uses standard smartphone devices (iOS and Android), and care team members have the option of using their own smartphones or sharing devices. MH-CURE’s “grab and go” smartphone activation for shared phones allows clinicians to instantly access a phone using their hospital ID badge. Preprogrammed texts are included for faster message response, and push technology is integrated for delivering important alerts and information to care team members as soon as possible.
MH-CURE is receiving positive feedback from clinical facilities, and encourages the use of smartphones to connect patients to their caregivers. “Yale New Haven Hospital was in search of a communication tool to bring patients and clinicians closer together in our adult and pediatric emergency rooms,” said Ed Fisher, vice president/CTO at Yale New Haven Hospital. “From the initial proof of concept, through the pilot program, we saw amazing results from the Mobile Heartbeat CURE secure smartphone technology. This drove additional projects to push clinical results, utilize the camera for sensitive photography and scan barcodes for charges, tying the clinician even closer to the patient and other clinicians involved in their care.”