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March 1, 2016

Humber River Hospital selects Ascom Wireless’ communication solutions

North America's fully digital facility Humber River Hospital has selected a range of customised communication solutions from Ascom Wireless.

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North America’s fully digital facility Humber River Hospital has selected a range of customised communication solutions from Ascom Wireless.

The solutions include more than 600 Ascom Myco smartphones suited for healthcare, combined with the Ascom Unite software platform.

Ascom Myco is said to be the first smartphone of its kind designed to suit healthcare purposes. It operates on an android platform and facilitates a convenient and real-time access to clinical information throughout the hospital.

The smartphone integrated with the Ascom Unite platform helps reduce alarm fatigue in healthcare workers, which is a phenomenon triggered by overexposure to false alarms.

"Ascom Myco increases the time our staff and physicians have to meaningfully interact with patients at the bedside by making communications more efficient and reliable."

It is fitted with a built-in barcode scanner, which facilitates medication administration and operation on an Android platform and enables the smartphone to engage in a range of healthcare applications.

Humber River Hospital CTO Kevin Fernandes said: "We selected Ascom smart phones not only because of our positive past experience, but because Ascom Myco’s seamless integration with other hospital systems enables us to deliver everything from time-sensitive, bedside nurse calls and notifications to real-time electrocardiograms and waveforms directly to the mobile caregiver device.

"Ascom Myco increases the time our staff and physicians have to meaningfully interact with patients at the bedside by making communications more efficient and reliable."

Ascom solutions assemble and categorise critical hospital data like monitor alerts, lab results, alarm notifications, cardiac waveforms, calls and messages and directs it to the pre-assigned professionals.


Image: Humber River Hospital to use Ascom Wireless communication solutions. Photo: courtesy of Ascom.

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