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August 31, 2011

ConversePoint to Develop New Platform for Healthcare Industry

ConversePoint, a privately owned company based in Chicago, recently announced in a press release that it plans to develop and commercialize a communications platform for the healthcare industry in collaboration with Qualcomm Incorporated, the world leader in 3G and next-generation mobile technologies.

According to the officials from ConversePoint, the new platform will not only save time and money for the clinicians and hospitals, but also improve accountability measurements for critical events per the Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goals along with the license of key Qualcomm technology.

“In healthcare, transmitting the right information to the right person quickly is critical -- yet it remains surprisingly difficult. The ConversePoint platform promises to radically advance communications in a medical setting without disrupting a clinician's established work practices. I think this will improve clinician and technician satisfaction, and will lead to safer and more efficient patient care,” said Benjamin Kanter, MD FCCP, Pulmonary/Critical Care Specialist, chief medical officer at ConversePoint.

While creating the platform, ConversePoint will integrate its proprietary technologies with asynchronous communication technology by Qualcomm. As a result, the solution will work seamlessly with multiple mobile communication standards, mobile carriers, or mobile devices.

“Qualcomm selected ConversePoint because of the team's extensive expertise in building complex, high-value, telecom-grade mobile and software technologies that fuel game-changing businesses. ConversePoint will change the notoriously hectic nature of communications in today's healthcare environment,” said Don Jones, VP of Wireless Health Global Strategy and Market Development for Qualcomm Labs and a member of ConversePoint's advisory team.

“ConversePoint will greatly improve how hospitals function,” said Shawn Evans, Chief of Staff and Attending Emergency Physician for Scripps Memorial La Jolla Hospital based in San Diego, CA, in a statement. “Until now, there has been no solution that truly understands the needs of clinicians and effectively solves them. It allows us much greater efficiencies, which translates into better patient care.”

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Rahul Arora is a HealthTechZone contributor. He has worked as an editor and freelance writer for several reputed organizations in India. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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