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April 2, 2015

Apple/IBM MobileFirst tie-up delivers new healthcare apps

The apps are designed to help healthcare workers manage their tasks in a better way.

By CBR Staff Writer

As part of their collaboration to develop enterprise-friendly apps, Apple and IBM have introduced eight more apps focused on healthcare and industrial production management for devices running on iOS.

The deal was signed between both the companies last July, with a total of 22 apps so far released as a result of the collaborative deal.

As part of their MobileFirst collaboration, they have already introduced apps focused upon travel and transportation, energy and utilities, law enforcement, and banking and finance.

The latest apps include Hospital RN for iPhone, which will help healthcare staff gain access to patient records through iPhones.

The app users iBeacon technology to identify patient rooms, facilitating nurses to focus upon caring for the patients rather than spending time digging for information.

Hospital Tech is another app for healthcare workers, which is designed to help keep care teams and technicians closely connected in order to better organise and prioritise tasks.

The company has also introduced Hospital Lead for iPad, designed to prioritise unit activities based on real-time information.

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It consists of an intuitive dashboard that blends different hospital databases into a single view, facilitating on-time discharges and improves patient experiences.

For home based nurses, the company has introduced Home RN for iPhone, which will provide nurses with tools to better manage their patients and help them easily report back to specialists.

For industrial production management, the company released three apps including Rapid Handover which helps pass on information to incoming shift members; Ancillary Sale for airline attendants, which will help them recall passengers’ previous purchases and makes recommendations quickly; and the Order Commit app for retailers will helps manage tasks in a better way.

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