FORT WAYNE, Ind., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — EXTENSION, INC.
announced today that in addition to its Cisco IP device
integration, it will make available for general release to the
healthcare community the EXTENSION for Apple
iPhone application. EXTENSION’s existing offerings use Cisco IP
devices and smartphones as end points to deliver critical alerts
and notifications. With this enhancement the smartphone devices
will not only serve as communication end points but will further
help to bridge the communication gap between physicians and nurses.
Alerts and notifications received on the Apple iPhone via
EXTENSION’s healthcare-centric software allow for an automated and
interactive exchange among clinicians.
The addition of the Apple iPhone application to the
EXTENSION® Solution Suite (ESS) is consistent with EXTENSION’s
mission to ‘evolve healthcare with context-aware interactive
communication’. “With the release of the EXTENSION Apple iPhone
app, we’re helping satisfy a need in the healthcare community which
is to provide not only nurses but physicians with technologies that
will keep them abreast of what’s happening with their patients,”
says Todd Plesko, CEO of EXTENSION. The EXTENSION iPhone
application provides features such as critical lab report
notifications, automated physician and nurse exchanges, report
availability including pathology, cardiology, radiology, and
EXTENSION’s iPhone application is currently in trial at Stanford University
Hospital in Palo Alto, CA. According to Bill Collins, Project
Manager – Patient Care Systems Planning, of Stanford
University Hospital, “Stanford is continually recognized as a
pioneer in medical advances and has earned the title as one of
‘America’s Best Hospitals’ by U.S. News and World Report.
Our progressive-thinking leadership is