Ascom Launches Unite Context Clinical Workflow Collaboration Platform at HIMSS17

New application bridges clinical information gap for seamless information management in acute-care

ORLANDO, Fla.--()--Ascom, the leading global healthcare Information and Communication Technology (ICT) provider, today launched its new Unite Context workflow collaboration platform at HIMSS17, where it is exhibiting and offering demos in booth #3135, February 19 – 23 in Orlando.

An integrated communication and collaboration platform that enables hospitals to bridge the information gap between back-end systems, EHRs, and the front end workflow, Unite Context on the Ascom Myco™ is an intuitive clinical collaboration solution that facilitates mobile workflows to improve clinical team coordination for better patient care. Unite Context, part of Ascom’s Unite family of clinical software, is a comprehensive, enterprise-grade application that enables clinicians to view and manage all patients under their care and is natively integrated into the Ascom Myco, the first purpose-built smartphone for caregivers. It is also available as a standalone app for iOS, Android™ for BYOD implementations and Windows® desktop, supporting the entire care team with a consistent user experience across all platforms.

Clinicians are faced with challenges every day as they strive to provide the highest possible level of care to their patients. Designed to tackle workflow inefficiencies identified by nurses, such as the need to multi-task and juggle multiple interruptions, Unite Context is highly intuitive platform that handles complex, disparate sources of information and communication, mobilizes it, and connects the dynamic team of caregivers regardless of their location within a health care facility.

Unite Context provides:

  • Visibility of patient’s care team with availability and status
  • Access to EHR – patient demographic information
  • Access to lab results
  • Secure messaging with support for image attachments
  • Pre-scripted messages for quicker clinician response
  • Staff directory/Central phonebook with contacts and their availability
  • Enterprise-grade telephony

“With Unite Context, Ascom collaborated with clinicians to identify how to minimize disruptions in their day-to-day work with patients,” says Tim Whelehan, President, Ascom North America. “Unite Context solves how to best and securely share patient alerts, communicate vital lab results or quickly reach that on-duty care team member. Rather than managing a patchwork of stop-gap measures, Unite Context enables us to close the clinical information chasm and tie together the often disparate technologies in a hospital’s technology ecosystem. By augmenting our end-to-end solution set, Unite Context empowers healthcare teams with the right information, to the right person, at the right time.”

About Ascom

Ascom is a global solutions provider focused on healthcare Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and mobile workflow solutions. The vision of Ascom is to close digital information gaps allowing for the best possible decisions – anytime and anywhere. Ascom’s mission is to provide mission-critical, real-time solutions for highly mobile, ad hoc, and time-sensitive environments. Ascom uses its unique product and solutions portfolio and software architecture capabilities to devise integration and mobilization solutions that provide truly smooth, complete and efficient workflows for healthcare as well as for industry, security and retail sectors.

Headquartered in Baar, Switzerland, Ascom has subsidiaries in 15 countries and employs approximately 1,200 people worldwide. Ascom registered shares (ASCN) are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange in Zurich. For more information, visit and follow @AscomNA and LinkedIn.


Ascom North America
Chris Talbot, +1-919-234-2465
Vice President, Marketing & Business Development

Release Summary

Ascom's new Unite Context workflow collaboration platform bridges the clinical information gap for seamless information management in acute-care.


Ascom North America
Chris Talbot, +1-919-234-2465
Vice President, Marketing & Business Development