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Medanets Oy Standardizes on Socket SoMo Handheld Computers for Capturing Vital Signs at the Point of Care
[May 18, 2012]

Medanets Oy Standardizes on Socket SoMo Handheld Computers for Capturing Vital Signs at the Point of Care

May 18, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Socket Mobile, Inc., a provider of mobile productivity solutions, announced that Medanets Oy has standardized the Socket SoMo medical PDA as its device of choice for their mobile point-of-care solution, Medanets ABS.

According to a release, the Medanets ABS solution features the antimicrobial Socket SoMo medical PDA enhanced with the portable Socket RFID/barcode reader. The SoMo connects wirelessly via Bluetooth to medical devices to capture vital signs. Nurses verify the measurements, add notes as needed, then send the data wirelessly over the hospital's Wi-Fi network to automatically update a patient's electronic health record (EHR). This enables nurses to increase the efficiency and accuracy of documentation and gives physicians instant access to real-time patient information -- all of which translates into smarter decision making and improved patient care.

"With the SoMo, the everyday measurements that nurses make in the ward need minimal time compared to the earlier system of manual documentation, and the information is entered into the hospital EHR system without delays," said Hannu Kotipalo, technical manager at Medanets Oy. "This means that nurses can spend more time on direct patient care." "Tens of thousands of SoMos are currently in use with healthcare applications worldwide," said Vince Coli, senior product manager of handheld computing products at Socket Mobile. "The wireless functionality and customizability make it ideal for healthcare facilities. With powerful applications like Medanets ABS, the SoMo enables nurses to connect to Bluetooth medical devices, communicate potentially life-saving medical information in real-time, and add options like Auto ID to increase patient safety and efficiency." Medanets Oy, located in Kempele, Finland, specializes in designing wireless system products for healthcare.

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