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March 03, 2011

Healthcare Technology and News: University Hospitals Birmingham Highlights Efficacy of Webalo Solutions

University Hospitals Birmingham, a technology innovator in the U.K’s National Health Service, has demonstrated the value of rapid connectivity between enterprise resources and smartphones used by healthcare providers and administrators.

In a release, UHB’s Director of IT Stephen Chilton stated, “If we can use Webalo to extend these applications to users’ BlackBerry phones, it adds a new dimension of productivity.”

Here productivity refers to the ability of IT staff that can, without programming, create mobile connections in minutes which normally takes months to develop. Administrators will be able to review operational statistics in real time and take action directly from their smartphones.

Productivity for doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers refers to the facility to access patient and clinical records and request diagnostic assistance from specialists easily and rapidly. Further they can post all interactions to enterprise databases automatically from their smartphones.

A recently published case study entitled, “Healthcare’s mobile future will not be programmed,” reveals all details about UHB’s mobile capabilities and its ability to implement them because of Webalo’s speed, simplicity and affordability.

UHB officials revealed that the document available on the Webalo Website presents the challenges faced by University Hospitals Birmingham and how Webalo helped solve or eliminate them.

In a release, Peter Price, CEO of Webalo, said, “The demand for enterprise mobility is growing exponentially, but traditional approaches to building mobile applications with development tools are expensive and complex and can introduce additional security risks and challenges.”

“Healthcare providers like the NHS, or any other enterprise environment, are very sensitive to rising costs, increased complexity and security challenges. Webalo is designed to solve these challenges by eliminating the need for traditional mobile application development and enabling IT administrators to easily configure secure, bi-directional, transactional and interactive connections between smartphones and enterprise applications,” Price added.

Webalo changes the economics of enterprise mobility by providing an enterprise-to-mobile infrastructure that puts enterprise data and functions on smartphones within seconds besides providing personalized mobile capabilities that cater to the needs of end users. Webalo technology eliminates the need for traditional mobile application development tools.

According to a report on HealthTechZone, Webalo introduced an enhanced user interface for BlackBerry mobile phones in Operating System 6. The enhanced user interface makes BlackBerry’s new OS 6 simpler as well as more intuitive to use. Interaction with enterprise applications is made easy for BlackBerry users.

Shamila Janakiraman is a contributing editor for HealthTechZone. To read more of Shamila’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf

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