NEW YORK, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LanguageMate®, a thought leader in healthcare informatics, is demonstrating a groundbreaking bedside communication device called Starling™ at the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) annual meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada. The product will be available for demonstration at booth 6099 from June 23 to June 25, 2011.
Recognizing numerous challenges in nurse workflow efficiency and patient satisfaction, LanguageMate® obtained funding from the National Institutes of Health to develop an innovative, cost-effective solution that simplifies the process of patient-provider communication: Starling™. Using a touch-screen interface with easy-to-understand icons and multilingual audio and text references, patients can make common requests to nurses through the device at their bedside. Providers use the same platform to remotely manage requests, follow up with request statuses, or delegate tasks to distribute staff workload. In addition, Starling™'s robust reporting layer is designed to provide actionable data to facilities, helping to inform strategic decisions such as improving staff mix optimization, accelerating bed turnover, and maintaining quality of care between shifts.
"In today's healthcare environment, with increased focus on both quality of care and cost management, it was important for our organization to develop a solution that makes sense for both patients and providers", says Brian Yarnell, LanguageMate®'s Director of Product Management. "Starling is a real game-changer. Unlike many technology solutions in hospitals or long-term care facilities, it can be implemented extraordinarily quickly using standard, off-the-shelf hardware and requiring very little IT support. Once implemented, Starling creates a highly efficient platform to facilitate communication and workflow management throughout the facility. We're very excited to see the positive impact this system will have."
Starling™ is being introduced at a critical moment when facilities are increasingly focusing on enhancing patient satisfaction and resolving communication disparities is becoming critical to the overall advancement of the healthcare system.
For more information about Starling visit www.languagemate.com/products/starling or call 212.274.1654 x41.
LanguageMate® is a leading developer of communication solutions in the healthcare field. The company's mission is to create tools that enable healthcare institutions to enhance quality of care and improve patient satisfaction. LanguageMate® has received more than a dozen Small Business Innovation Research grants from the NIH since 2004 to transform the delivery of health education and health services.