Ascom, the global provider of ICT and mobile workflow solutions for healthcare, has launched its next generation smartphone, which will enable joined-up mobile working for UK hospital clinicians
The Myco 3 smartphone was unveiled at HiMSS19, the global conference and exhibition of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, in Orlando, Florida.
Part of the Ascom Healthcare Platform, the new smartphone works with software, apps and integrated devices to support the flow of critical information, enabling clinicians to respond to colleagues and patients wherever they are in the hospital, 24:7. Its 5” full HD screen provides optimal viewing and management of alerts, requests, clinical information and lab results.
Myco 3’s new features include:
large screen size and better resolution – for easier mobile data entry and access to systems such as electronic patient records ( EPRs)
more app-centric – clinicians can download and use apps supporting their specific role
dual cameras – including one dedicated barcode scanning camera, enabling clinicians to check a patient’s identity at the bedside
hot-swappable batteries – the device stays on while swapping so no data loss or logging in again
Paul Lawrence, managing director of Ascom UK said: “This launch marks a significant expansion of our mobile solutions offering for UK clinicians, who are already realizing the benefits of the Ascom Healthcare Platform. The Myco 3 works with apps and software to transform fragmented data into actionable information—then puts it in the hands of clinicians to help improve efficiency and patient care.”
The smartphone is an Android™ device supported by orchestration software that enables interoperability with EPRs and a wide range of alert, task and alarm management systems from other hospital suppliers, offering enterprise-grade security and reliability.
Myco smartphones are already used in several UK facilities, including the Royal Bolton Hospital, where the technology is replacing traditional doctors’ pagers.