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Bringing Wound Care To Clinical Tablet PCs

 

 

For Immediate Release

February 26, 2008

 

Motion Computing and Healthphone Partner to Bring Wound Care to Clinical Tablet PCs

Mobile Wound Care solution uniquely suited to Motion C5 Tablets

 

AUCKLAND - February 26, 2008 – Healthphone Solutions, a leading provider of mobile optimised software for point of care use in community healthcare settings, today announced they have been selected by Motion Computing, Inc. as a partner in their Independent Software Vendor (ISV) alliance programme. This alliance forms the cornerstone of Healthphone’s US channel market strategy, and supports both companies’ goals of increasing productivity for mobile healthcare workers and enabling better patient outcomes.

Healthphone’s Mobile Wound Care enables communication across the clinical continuum for patient wound care management. It empowers doctors and wound care specialists to provide real-time recommendations, electronically, regardless of patients’ location. Mobile Wound Care is well matched to the durability and data capture technology of Motion’s C5 mobile clinical assistant tablet PC.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Motion Computing,” said Debbi Gillotti, CEO of Healthphone. “Our Mobile Wound Care solution is a natural fit with the Motion C5 tablet PC. By enabling instant access to assessments, care plan and treatments, and improving communication among clinicians, we are able to more effectively bridge the gap that can exist between hospitals and other community healthcare settings.”

In Canada, Healthphone has partnered with telecommunications giant TELUS to deliver home and community-based applications including Mobile Wound Care. This partnership equips front line care providers with Motion’s tablet PCs making it possible for them to access and update wound care visit forms, take colour digital photos of wounds, and transmit information real time from the point of care to wound specialists. Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) Canada, a leading provider of home and community care, is currently implementing Mobile Wound Care on a number of C5 devices as part of a pilot project in its North Bay, Ontario branch.

“This innovative project is a wonderful example of VON Canada’s commitment to using the latest technology to enhance the care and service we provide to our clients and ensure effectiveness of delivery,” said Sharon Goodwin, Vice President, Quality Care and Service and Chief Information Officer for VON Canada.

“The partnership between Motion Computing and Healthphone brings a total solution to healthcare providers through Motion’s tablet PCs,” said Scott Eckert, CEO of Motion Computing.  “Together, the combination of the Healthphone software and the Motion C5 MCA helps to better deliver quality care to patients and improve staff productivity.”

 
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