SAN ANTONIO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Mobile healthcare leader AirStripTM is marking the critical role information technology plays in improving care delivery by acting as a partner in National Health IT (NHIT) Week September 16-20.
“After nearly a decade of developing solutions that can transform care through mobility, AirStrip remains committed to ensuring health information technology is integrated and interoperable to support the best possible patient outcomes”
The NHIT Week theme “One Voice, One Vision: Transforming Health and Care” highlights the power of technology to increase patient safety, decrease medical errors, and strengthen the interaction between patients and healthcare providers.
The participation in NHIT Week is a reflection of AirStrip’s ongoing mission to advance mobility in health IT as a standard of care. In addition to partnering with NHIT Week, the company will have a presence at additional key health IT events in 2013:
- Health 2.0 Fall Conference, September 29 - October 2 - CEO Alan Portela will demonstrate the power of AirStrip ONETM during the leading showcase of cutting-edge innovation that's transforming health and health care.
- 2013 mHealth Summit, December 8 – 11 – Chief Transformation Officer Matt Patterson will speak on the topic of enabling clinical transformation through mobility at the largest mHealth-focused event advancing collaboration in the use of wireless technology to improve outcomes.
These upcoming engagements come on the heels of a successful year for AirStrip in driving innovation in the mHealth space, with numerous accomplishments and ‘firsts,’ most notably:
- In February, the company announced AirStrip ONETM, the healthcare industry’s first complete enterprise-wide mobile interoperability solution, with Dignity Health as its first commercial implementation. AirStrip ONE is unique in its ability to present clinicians with medical device and patient monitoring data, along with historical and up-to-date EMR data, for faster and better-informed clinical decision-making.
- In honor of March Madness, AirStrip took home the top prize in MedCity News' Sweet 16 Mobile Health App Tournament for AirStrip ONE’s broad range of capabilities and support of multiple devices and platforms.
- In June, AirStrip became the first medical device mobility solution certified to comply with the security requirements by the Department of Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP) by the United States Air Force, ensuring that AirStrip applications meet stringent Department of Defense security requirements.
- In July, AirStrip became the first mHealth company to join the Microsoft AppsForSurface program, with a plan to launch AirStrip ONETM Cardiology on Windows 8.1-enabled mobile devices, as well as laptops and desktops, to give healthcare providers a seamless user experience regardless of the device they are using.
- AirStrip CEO Alan Portela testified June 27 before the U.S. House Health and Technology Subcommittee, where he called on The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to immediately release the final Mobile Medical Applications guidance document to protect the integrity of the mHealth ecosystem.
- This month, AirStrip announced a strategic partnership with Samsung that will include the development and optimization of AirStrip ONE on Samsung tablets with Android and Windows 8.1 operating systems, as well as convertible and All-in-One desktop and laptop PCs with touch screens. AirStrip is also one of the first enterprise clinical mobility solution providers to join the Samsung Enterprise Alliance Program (SEAP).
“After nearly a decade of developing solutions that can transform care through mobility, AirStrip remains committed to ensuring health information technology is integrated and interoperable to support the best possible patient outcomes,” said Portela. “Health IT and mobility in particular hold the key to solving many of the challenges surrounding new regulatory and financial pressures in healthcare. We are proud to support this effort to spread the word.”
AirStripTM (www.airstrip.com) provides a complete, vendor- and data source-agnostic enterprise-wide clinical mobility solution, which enables clinicians to improve the health of individuals and populations. With deep clinical expertise and strong roots in mobile technology and data integration, AirStrip is empowering the nation’s leading health systems as the industry continues to evolve to new business models, accountable care and shared risk. Based in San Antonio, Texas, AirStrip allows health systems to unlock the full potential of their existing technology investments with a complete mobility solution that provides access to critical patient data across the care continuum. AirStrip is backed by investments from Sequoia Capital, Qualcomm, Inc., Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) and the Wellcome Trust. AirStrip’s base of visionary customers includes HCA, Texas Health Resources (THR), Vanguard Health Systems, Dignity Health and Ardent Health Services.
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About National Health Information Technology Week
Now in its eighth year, National Health IT Week is a collaborative forum assembling key healthcare constituents—vendors, provider organizations, payers, pharmaceutical/biotech companies, government agencies, industry/professional associations, research foundations, and consumer protection groups— working together to elevate national attention to the necessity of advancing health IT. Log on to www.healthitweek.org for more information.