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January 19, 2014

Tennessee hospital network selects AirStrip’s clinical mobility solution to improve patient care

RegionalCare Hospital Partners, a privately-owned system of regionally-focused community hospitals, located in Tennessee, has chosen San Antonio-based AirStrip's mobile health-care technology for clinical mobility solutions at its hospitals across the country.

RegionalCare Hospital Partners, a privately-owned system of regionally-focused community hospitals, located in Tennessee, has chosen San Antonio-based AirStrip’s mobile health-care technology for clinical mobility solutions at its hospitals across the country.

RegionalCare facilities will initially deploy service line solutions AirStrip ONE OB and AirStrip ONE Cardiology, as a step toward implementing AirStrip ONE, the industry’s first complete interoperable enterprise-wide clinical mobility solution.

AirStrip ONE OB allows medical personnel to monitor the health of labour and delivery patients and their babies, while AirStrip ONE Cardiology allows physicians to monitor patients’ heart conditions while they are admitted and after they go home.

RegionalCare senior vice president and chief information officer Mark Gilliam said the organisation focuses on implementing strategies that position each hospital to be a leader in its community.

"This investment in AirStrip solutions will provide our physicians with the mobile technology solutions to deliver state-of-the-art care, while moving the RegionalCare system toward standardisation in both infrastructure and operations," Gilliam added.

AirStrip Cardiology is expected to help enhance the quality, structure and process of cardiac care delivery through clinical collaboration between EMS, ED and cardiology teams, particularly when transporting possible ST segment elevation myocardial infarction and acute myocardial infarction patients.

"The AirStrip/RegionalCare partnership can lead to measurable improvements in the assessment, monitoring and direct care of patients."

RegionalCare chief medical officer Dr Herman Williams said that RegionalCare is committed to ensuring that its physicians and clinical employees have the resources and tools needed to provide high-quality, compassionate care.

"We believe that the addition of this new technology at our hospitals will allow our physicians and clinical staff to better serve our patients," Dr Williams added.

AirStrip provides an enterprise-wide clinical mobility solution that is designed to enable clinicians to improve the health of individuals and populations.

AirStrip CEO Alan Portela said the company is the ideal choice to help RegionalCare overcome the barriers created by geography and disparate monitoring systems.

"By leveraging mobility to provide clinicians with a unified and complete picture of patient information, the AirStrip/RegionalCare partnership can lead to measurable improvements in the assessment, monitoring and direct care of patients," Portela added.

RegionalCare Hospital Partners was founded in 2009 and has quickly grown to an eight-hospital system.

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