Seattle, WA - June 30, 2009 - NetMotion Wireless, a leading provider of mobile productivity and management software, today announced a growing number of doctors, nurses, and other personnel at the Wichita Clinic are using its Mobile Virtual Private Network (VPN), Mobility XETM, to boost mobile productivity by allowing them to stay connected to critical applications, roam seamlessly between multiple Wi-Fi hot spots, and maintain computing applications even when users move in and out of wireless coverage areas.
"We needed to make sure that no matter where in our facilities these devices might be, they can reliably access critical patient records and applications," said John Bissell, director of IT at Wichita Clinic. "With Mobility XE, we get greater reliability and security which makes our clinicians more productive."
In a typical healthcare deployment with tablets or laptops, clinicians and staff are constantly moving between floors or buildings, or entering elevators or corridors. This often causes network connections to be lost, which in turn forces users to restart applications, re-enter lost data, and significantly impacts productivity. Mobility XE allows secure and seamless roaming between multiple networks and when connections are lost, automatically maintains application sessions so that healthcare professionals can focus on their work, and not on managing a device or network.
"The Wichita Clinic is at the forefront of utilizing wireless technology to improve both the quality of its care and the productivity of its clinicians and staff," said Pam Cory, vice president of marketing, NetMotion Wireless. "With our Mobile VPN, their personnel can maintain secure access to patient information and other data as they travel throughout their facilities."
NetMotion Wireless today supports the critical care operations of numerous healthcare providers, from major hospital and health organizations such as St. Luke's Episcopal Health System, the Marshfield Clinic, Lee Memorial Health System, and many more, as well as home healthcare organizations such as the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. In addition, the company also supports the mobile deployments of a number of Emergency Medicine Services and other ambulatory care organizations.
For healthcare providers, NetMotion's software offers a secure connection to patient information across numerous wireless networks, assisting health organizations with maintaining HIPAA compliance and in keeping patient records secure. NetMotion software also assists IT administrators in keeping their mobile operation safe and reliable with proactive network and device checks for operating system updates, anti-virus, spyware, and more. In addition, should a device be reported lost or stolen, the Mobile VPN can quarantine it, preventing network access until that device is recovered.
NetMotion software also facilitates comprehensive reporting on the status of a mobile deployment with its new Mobile Analytics Module. The module monitors the performance of all individual applications, devices and users within a mobile deployment with more than 20 pre-configured and fully customizable reports, enabling IT managers to measure the performance of a mobile deployment and proactively implement productivity changes, where necessary. The software allows network managers to set thresholds for problems with servers, individual users, or devices, and to receive notifications before critical problems develop, dramatically decreasing help desk calls.
About Wichita Clinic
With over 160 doctors practicing in over 40 specialties, Wichita Clinic P.A. is one of the state's largest outpatient multi-specialty group practices and is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. Owned and governed by its doctors, Wichita Clinic has twelve locations in the Wichita metropolitan area. More than half a million patient visits were made to Wichita Clinic in 2008. Wichita Clinic operates in Sedgwick, Harvey and Butler counties. For more information, please visit www.wichitaclinic.com.
About NetMotion Wireless
Based in Seattle, NetMotion Wireless' software enables businesses and agencies to maintain and optimize connections to applications as their mobile workers move in and out of wireless coverage areas and across various networks. NetMotion's award-winning Mobile VPN, Mobility XE, enhances mobile worker productivity at more than 1,500 of the world's most respected organizations across multiple industries including utilities, healthcare, communications, public safety, local government, transportation and many others. For more information about NetMotion Wireless or its products, please visit www.netmotionwireless.com or call (206) 691-5500.