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Healthcare-specific smartphone released to local market

29 Nov 2018

Wavelink, a provider of enterprise solutions to the channel, is teamed up with its New Zealand partner, Everlea, to showcase the Spectralink Versity clinical smartphone at Wellington at HiNZ, New Zealand’s largest digital health event.

The Spectralink Versity clinical smartphone is now available for sale in Australia and New Zealand.

The Spectralink Versity is the industry’s first purpose-built smartphone for clinical use.

It features best-in-class voice and data quality, application integration, and durability.

The slim, lightweight device is ideal for healthcare workers and the truly hot-swappable battery means there’s zero downtime.

Recent research by Frost & Sullivan confirms that healthcare organisations should avoid relying on consumer-grade devices and instead, invest in purpose-built devices that offer better Wi-Fi connectivity, longer and more versatile battery life, tested integration with industry-specific applications such as nurse-call apps, and other features that support the specific needs of healthcare workers.

The report notes, “Using purpose-built phones allows caregivers to reduce infection by regularly cleaning their devices with hospital-grade cleansers, share devices among users as shifts change, leverage barcode scanners for dispensing medications, and access leading EHR, nurse call, alarm and secure messaging solutions. Large, high-quality screens make it easy to review patient data, while slim, lightweight devices let employees carry the phone during procedures and patient interactions.”

“The healthcare industry has been looking for a mobile communication device with all the ease-of-use and familiarity of a consumer smartphone plus the unique clinical features of a healthcare-grade device," says Wavelink health practice lead Alan Stocker.

“Putting all this functionality into one smartphone-like device that’s easy to use will help practitioners save time, especially if they’re in a time-sensitive or emergency situation. They need a device that feels familiar and offers the functionality they need, from communications, emergency or duress notifications to the ability to manage medications and patient transfers.”

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