Freeman Health System Signs Agreement with Mobile Heartbeat

Ahead of the weekend, MHW learned that Mobile Heartbeat — a leading provider of mobile healthcare enterprise solutions that improve clinical workflow and team communication — has announced that Freeman Health Systems in Joplin, Missouri, has signed an agreement to utilize the MH-CURE (Clinical Unified Results Enterprise) secure smartphone application in an extended pilot.
Freeman Hospital West recently completed a successful 90-day pilot in its cardiology department.

“Within that brief timeframe, the MH-CURE platform helped us streamline communications, gaining across-the-board user acceptance,” said Leonard “Skip” Rollins, CIO at Freeman Health System. “When the pilot concluded, the nursing staff refused to go back to their old phones, creating quite a unique problem. We worked out a deal with Mobile Heartbeat to keep the loaner phones for a short period while we purchased new phones.”

Freeman’s nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants start their day by picking up a hospital-issued iPhone enabled with MH-CURE. With this phone, they can review patient information, look up a patient’s doctor or any other member of the patient’s care team and contact them directly, while the MH-CURE platform connects doctors’ personal devices to the hospital and staff. A nurse with a question about a test such as an electrocardiogram (EKG) can securely send the image or a text message to the doctor for his or her review, allowing them to use their phone offsite instead of needing their laptop to participate in the decision-making process.

“Every hospital department has unique clinical workflows that require a flexible and adaptable mobile communications solution,” said Ron Remy, CEO of Mobile Heartbeat. “The success that Freeman’s cardiology staff experienced with MH-CURE can be realized in all areas of its hospitals, ultimately leading to highly positive patient outcomes.”

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