Southfield’s Beaumont Signs Agreement with GE HealthCare, Mobile Heartbeat to Provide Mobile Communication for Medical Staff

Beaumont Health in Southfield has signed an agreement with GE Healthcare and Mobile Heartbeat, both based in Massachusetts. The agreement will provide Beaumont with mobile health care enterprise solutions by Mobile Heartbeat called MH-CURE, which is designed to improve clinical workflow and care team communication.
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MH-CURE platform illustration
Beaumont Health is now using MH-CURE, a platform by Mobile Heartbeat designed to improve clinical workflow and care team communication. // Image courtesy of Mobile Heartbeat

Beaumont Health in Southfield has signed an agreement with GE Healthcare and Mobile Heartbeat, both based in Massachusetts. The agreement will provide Beaumont with mobile health care enterprise solutions by Mobile Heartbeat called MH-CURE, which is designed to improve clinical workflow and care team communication.

“This is health care in the age of the smart phone,” says Nicholai Dessypris, general manager of clinical infrastructure and informatics at GE Healthcare. “We now harness the accessibility to clinical data, pair it with collaboration, and arrive at heightened vigilance.”

The platform has been installed in phases, beginning with Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn. It was also installed at Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills in June.

“We saw more than 3,400 unique users logging into the platform in November 2018 — just one month after the project went live,” says Mike Detjen, COO at Mobile Heartbeat. “More than one million text messages were sent via MH-CURE within five months of going live, which stands as a testament to the positive adoption of the tool.”

Following the successful rollouts, Beaumont signed an enterprise agreement with GE Healthcare to continue adding users across its other six hospitals. Once the rollout is complete in December 2020, Beaumont will have more than 30,000 users registered. So far, the first two rollouts have featured integrations with third-party systems.

“Mobile Heartbeat allows the patient’s care team to easily locate care team members and communicate directly with them. The software allows our team to communicate securely on mobile devices,” says Miriam Halimi, vice president of clinical informatics at Beaumont.

Beaumont’s hospitals are located in Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Grosse Pointe, Royal Oak, Taylor, Trenton, Troy, and Wayne. The Trenton campus will start to use the platform in December, and Beaumont plans to introduce the service at the Royal Oak location in early 2020.

GE Healthcare is the $19 billion health care business of Boston’s GE. It provides medical imaging, monitoring, biomanufacturing, and cell and gene therapy technologies, enabling precision health in diagnostics, therapeutics, and monitoring through smart devices, data analytics, applications, and services. It has more than 100 years of experience in the health care industry and more than 50,000 employees globally.

Beaumont Health has a total net revenue of $4.7 billion, 3,429 beds in its hospitals, and 145 outpatient sites.

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