Socket Mobile, Inc. (NASDAQ/exchange>: SCKT), an innovative provider of mobile productivity solutions, today announced the formation of a partnership with iBleep Ltd. and Dakota Integrated Solutions in order to provide advanced wireless communication systems to healthcare organizations throughout the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom and elsewhere.
iBleep is an interactive web-based messaging system designed to contact on-call doctors and communicate critical information gathered from hospital ward nurses via wireless network. Using a color coded system similar to that of a traffic signal, ward nurses rank the calls red, amber or green according to the urgency of assistance required, with red being the most urgent. Ward nurses are also able to include notes and patient observations such as heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen saturation, which help doctors to further prioritize calls and respond accordingly.
"Feedback from hospital staff has been extremely positive -- they love the whole system," said Mike Jackson, sales and marketing director of Dakota Integrated Solutions. "The current paging system is very cumbersome; it takes six or seven attempts to reach a doctor, and then the doctor still has to call the ward directly to get more details. iBleep is much more intuitive, allowing for a quicker response time and enabling clinicians to spend more time with patients in need of attention."
The Socket SoMo® 650Rx handheld computer is used by on-call doctors and junior doctors to receive and interact with the calls relayed by the iBleep application. Recommended to iBleep by Dakota Integrated Solutions, the SoMo 650Rx was chosen for its durability and antimicrobial plastic casing, which is ideal in clinical environments where infection control is a priority. Dakota Integrated Solutions is a Socket Vertical Industry Partner (VIP) and has an informal alliance partnership with iBleep for reciprocal business with the SoMo 650Rx handheld computer.