Atlanta health system deploys mobile technology

By Bernie Monegain
10:24 AM

Gwinnett Medical Center in suburban Atlanta has rolled out a handheld Care Team Communications system in the emergency department.

The not-for-profit healthcare network tapped InfoLogix, Inc., of Hatboro, Pa., to conduct a wireless infrastructure assessment to determine the technical and workflow requirements necessary for optimal communications.

Based on its findings, InfoLogix developed a comprehensive, mobile deployment strategy customized for Gwinnett Medical Center and its busy emergency department. The assessment and implementation was completed in 45 days.

"InfoLogix was instrumental in helping us identify and select a clinical communication technology that will provide a higher level of patient care," said Andrea Wehrmann, a spokeswoman for Gwinnett Medical Center. "Our new Care Team Communications system will provide our front-line caregivers immediate access to mission-critical information as well as other personnel, saving valuable time and enabling better clinical care."

As part of the implementation, InfoLogix deployed handsets that enable instantaneous voice, messaging and alert communications throughout the emergency department. The new handsets also feature longer battery life to reduce downtime and can be sanitized and disinfected.

"Gwinnett Medical Center has significantly improved internal communications, eliminated workflow inefficiencies and improved the quality of patient care," says David Gulian, president and CEO of InfoLogix.