Avaya, a communications firm headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., announced new partners in its DevConnect interoperability initiative and showcased several new and forthcoming products at the 2012 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference in Las Vegas.
The DevConnect Program, which promotes collaboration for the development of interoperable products, announced the addition of two new members: GlobalMed, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based telemedicine IT vendor, and MobileIron, a Mountain View, Calif.-based developer of enterprise management products for mobile devices. The partnership allows the new members to use Avaya technology in their efforts to simplify mobile device management and to develop telemedicine tools.
Avaya also demonstrated two iPad applications. The Flare Communicator for iPad, which is currently available, is a communications platform that makes instant messaging, voice calling and emailing all accessible from a single application. The forthcoming Mobile Activity Assistant is a HIPAA-compliant, closed-loop communications application that prioritizes and consolidates nurse call alerts, critical result notifications, stat requests and co-worker messages.
Additionally, Avaya showcased its Social Media Manager, which helps providers communicate with patients and monitor commentary, and its Telehealth and Homecare Delivery tool, a video communications platform that allows individuals receiving care at home to communicate with providers in other locations.