AirStrip Continues to Extend Its Marketplace Lead
St. Joseph Health and RegionalCare are among the record number of providers deploying AirStrip; 100-plus clinicians at Palomar Health become the first in the U.S. to use AirStrip ONE®
SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A record number of new and existing customers have chosen AirStrip, the leading provider of mobile healthcare applications that drive clinical transformation, as their enterprise clinical mobility solution over the past year. Together these health systems and AirStrip are redefining how care is practiced.
“We chose AirStrip due to their technology, vision, and the confidence they displayed in the integration required to meet our goals.”
“2013 will be remembered as a crucial turning point for mobility in healthcare, and more providers than any previous year have chosen and deployed AirStrip,” AirStrip CEO Alan Portela said. “Seeking to realize their enterprise-wide plans and to provide mobile solutions for critical service lines such as cardiology and labor and delivery, providers now understand that mobility is no longer a ‘nice to have.’ AirStrip has demonstrated the value necessary to become a ‘must have’ component of the transformation to new patient care and business models.”
California’s Largest Public Health Care District Launches AirStrip ONE®
Palomar Health, the largest public health care district in California, recently deployed AirStrip ONE® with industry-leading cardiology functionality as the first phase of an innovation partnership initially announced in September. AirStrip ONE is the first enterprise-capable, vendor-, platform- and data-source-agnostic clinical mobility solution.
117 clinical users are currently using AirStrip ONE across three Palomar Health facilities, including 71 installed physicians representing 20 clinical specialties. The remaining clinical users include nurses, nurse practitioners, supervisors, and physician assistants.
Nearly 1,000 cardiac cases have been expedited using AirStrip ONE since launch at Palomar Health, including critically ill patients, as well as those with acute and at-risk dysrhythmias. By making both current and historical ECGs available for analysis, comparison, and confirmation purposes, Palomar Health clinicians are able to expedite care for critical and acute patients and improve patient throughput.
“AirStrip ONE has greatly advanced our abilities to manage healthcare for patients both inside and outside the hospital,” said Ben Kanter, M.D., Palomar Health’s chief medical information officer (CMIO). “Palomar Health and AirStrip have created a way for physicians to access a wide variety of medical data anytime, anywhere, to help them make the right decisions at the right time.”
St. Joseph Health, RegionalCare Highlight “Wins” Among Leading Health Systems
St. Joseph Health (SJH), a not-for-profit, integrated health care delivery system in Southern California, will deploy a set of AirStrip solutions within a flexible architecture and in the context of their innovative physician portal, part of a strategy to drive physician adoption, and one that will allow for future expansion.
“We needed to provide a unified user experience to our clinical community, making mobile data a seamless component of that experience,” stated Bill Russell, CIO, St. Joseph Health. “We chose AirStrip due to their technology, vision, and the confidence they displayed in the integration required to meet our goals.”
RegionalCare Hospital Partners, a privately-owned corporation of full-service community hospitals currently located in eight markets across the U.S., will initially deploy AirStrip ONE® service line solutions in obstetrics and cardiology, with a plan to migrate to the full enterprise clinical mobility solution.
“AirStrip solutions support our goal of delivering technologically advanced care to help our hospitals measurably improve outcomes,” said RegionalCare chief medical officer (CMO) Herman Williams, M.D.
Another new AirStrip customer is the Southern California-based MemorialCare Health System - a not-for-profit integrated delivery system with six hospitals, 12,000 employees, 3,000 affiliated physicians and more than 200 care sites in Orange and Los Angeles counties – which will deploy AirStrip ONE in obstetrics in 2014.
Longtime Customers, Including Texas Health Resources, Expand AirStrip Deployments
A number of longtime customers are now expanding their mobile strategies and AirStrip deployments, including Texas Health Resources, one of the largest faith-based, non-profit health care delivery systems in the U.S., and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. Texas Health Resources has incorporated AirStrip ONE into its cardiology service line since 2011, and their use of AirStrip ONE in obstetrics dates back to 2009. In 2013, the system expanded their deployment of the AirStrip ONE obstetrics solution.
Other AirStrip customers now expanding beyond the use of individual service line applications toward enterprise-wide mobility via AirStrip ONE include Montefiore Medical Center, an integrated healthcare delivery network spanning four campuses and more than 130 locations in the Bronx, New York that first deployed AirStrip ONE in cardiology in 2012.
“By connecting mobile applications so physicians have a single sign-on for all patient data sources, we can eliminate the need to launch each application separately,” said Mony Weschler, chief applications strategist and architect at Montefiore. “By effectively presenting vital EMR and medical device data in one mobile solution, data access is improved, and that can ultimately result in higher quality care.”
Recent Go-Lives Include Rockdale Medical Center, St. Joseph’s/Candler
A number of other new customers have gone live with AirStrip’s first-to-market application, AirStrip ONE OB, including St. Joseph’s/Candler, the largest health system in Southeast Georgia and the South Carolina Low Country. Patient Care Services Director of Women’s Services Marianne Fields MSN, RN, NE-BC notes that St. Joseph’s/Candler has a particularly high usage rate – 100 percent of its obstetricians have the application installed on their mobile devices.
“Our OBs have always been technology trailblazers, and physicians need to be connected in many different ways, not just via laptops and desktops,” Fields said. “In our search for a solution that would support our comprehensive mobility program, remote monitoring with AirStrip addressed those needs. It’s all about patient safety and enabling our nurses to provide the best quality care.”
Inova Health System, a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that serves more than two million people each year throughout the Washington, DC, metro area and beyond, launched AirStrip ONE in obstetrics at four facilities in 2013. Inova will expand its AirStrip deployment this year to include AirStrip ONE for patient monitoring. Inova's five hospitals include more than 1,700 licensed beds and 16,000 employees.
Also in 2013, Rockdale Medical Center became the first hospital in metro Atlanta to deploy AirStrip ONE in both cardiology and obstetrics, and has plans to expand further with AirStrip ONE. Rockdale Medical Center is a 138-bed acute-care hospital and part of LifePoint Hospitals, which operates more than 55 hospitals nationwide. In addition, Birmingham-based Children’s of Alabama went live with AirStrip ONE for patient monitoring in October. Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S., and in 2012 patients made more than 670,000 outpatient and nearly 14,000 inpatient visits to Children’s from every county in Alabama, 41 other states, and four foreign countries.
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AirStrip® (www.airstrip.com) provides a complete, vendor- and data source-agnostic enterprise-wide clinical mobility solution, which enables clinicians to improve the health of individuals and populations. With deep clinical expertise and strong roots in mobile technology and data integration, AirStrip is empowering the nation’s leading health systems as the industry continues to evolve to new business models, accountable care and shared risk. Based in San Antonio, Texas, AirStrip allows health systems to unlock the full potential of their existing technology investments with a complete mobility solution that provides access to critical patient data across the care continuum. AirStrip is backed by investments from Sequoia Capital, Qualcomm, Inc., Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) and the Wellcome Trust. AirStrip’s base of visionary customers includes HCA, Texas Health Resources, Vanguard Health Systems (part of Tenet Healthcare Corporation), Dignity Health and Ardent Health Services.
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