COVID-19

Great co-operation needs great communications.

COVID-19 has posed the greatest challenge to healthcare providers in living memory. These extraordinary circumstances have demanded rapid innovation and change within hospitals to deal with the unique challenges and communications barriers posed by high patient volume, stringent infection control and considerable staff absence.

With a smartphone running Multitone's messaging apps, everyone you need to talk to is right there in your pocket. Collaboration has never been easier.

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COVID-19

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Great co-operation needs great communications.

COVID-19 has posed the greatest challenge to healthcare providers in living memory. These extraordinary circumstances have demanded rapid innovation and change within hospitals to deal with the unique challenges and communications barriers posed by high patient volume, stringent infection control and considerable staff absence.

With a smartphone running Multitone's messaging apps, everyone you need to talk to is right there in your pocket. Collaboration has never been easier.

COVID-19

Great co-operation needs great communications.

COVID-19 has posed the greatest challenge to healthcare providers in living memory. These extraordinary circumstances have demanded rapid innovation and change within hospitals to deal with the unique challenges and communications barriers posed by high patient volume, stringent infection control and considerable staff absence.

With a smartphone running Multitone's messaging apps, everyone you need to talk to is right there in your pocket. Collaboration has never been easier.

How Multitone's apps can help hospitals tackle COVID-19

The communications hub

  • Our app users are centrally administered, giving the hospital the power to give and revoke access as required.
  • Messages and alerts can be sent to targeted user groups or the entire hospital staff from the admin panel, making it a powerful broadcast system for announcements.
  • DND/Silent override functions built into the apps are ideal for critical alerts and can supplement emergency paging.

Effortless clinical collaboration

  • Reduces need for face-to-face contact or movement around the building.
  • Features 1-1 and group chat, as well as in-app voice and video calling.
  • Create groups and invite others with ease.
  • Variety of statuses help ensure users target the right person for a quick response.
  • Look up whoever you need to speak to instantly by name or job title.
  • Share patient information safely.

Take charge of your data

  • All communications are stored within
    i-Message, ensuring accountability. Only the hospital's administrators have access.
  • Operates behind your firewalls, and can even operate solely over LAN.
  • Can revoke access and erase app data remotely, ensuring lost or stolen devices don't compromise security.
  • Our apps feature privacy and data protection policies you can trust, now and forever.

While our apps can run on any smartphone, we can also provide enterprise handsets for use in your facility, with features like swappable batteries, drop-resistance, and the ability to be cleaned with standard disinfectants. Get in touch with us to find out more.

How Multitone's apps can help hospitals tackle COVID-19

The communications hub

Effortless clinical collaboration

Take charge of your data

  • Our app users are centrally administered, giving the hospital the power to give and revoke access as required.
  • Messages and alerts can be sent to targeted user groups or the entire hospital staff from the admin panel, making it a powerful broadcast system for announcements.
  • DND/Silent override functions built into the apps are ideal for critical alerts and can supplement emergency paging.
  • Reduces need for face-to-face contact or movement around the building.
  • Features 1-1 and group chat, as well as in-app voice and video calling.
  • Create groups and invite others with ease.
  • Variety of statuses help ensure users target the right person for a quick response.
  • Look up whoever you need to speak to instantly by name or job title.
  • Share patient information safely.
  • All communications are stored within
    i-Message, ensuring accountability. Only the hospital's administrators have access.
  • Operates behind your firewalls, and can even operate solely over LAN.
  • Can revoke access and erase app data remotely, ensuring lost or stolen devices don't compromise security.
  • Our apps feature privacy and data protection policies you can trust, now and forever.

While our apps can run on any smartphone, we can also provide enterprise handsets for use in your facility, with features like swappable batteries, drop-resistance, and the ability to be cleaned with standard disinfectants. Get in touch with us to find out more.

How Multitone's apps can help hospitals tackle COVID-19

The communications hub

  • Our app users are centrally administered, giving the hospital the power to give and revoke access as required.
  • Messages and alerts can be sent to targeted user groups or the entire hospital staff from the admin panel, making it a powerful broadcast system for announcements.
  • DND/Silent override functions built into the apps are ideal for critical alerts and can supplement emergency paging.

Effortless clinical collaboration

  • Reduces need for face-to-face contact or movement around the building.
  • Features 1-1 and group chat, as well as in-app voice and video calling.
  • Create groups and invite others with ease.
  • Variety of statuses help ensure users target the right person for a quick response.
  • Look up whoever you need to speak to instantly by name or job title.
  • Share patient information safely.

Take charge of your data

  • All communications are stored within
    i-Message, ensuring accountability. Only the hospital's administrators have access.
  • Operates behind your firewalls, and can even operate solely over LAN.
  • Can revoke access and erase app data remotely, ensuring lost or stolen devices don't compromise security.
  • Our apps feature privacy and data protection policies you can trust, now and forever.

While our apps can run on any smartphone, we can also provide enterprise handsets for use in your facility, with features like swappable batteries, drop-resistance, and the ability to be cleaned with standard disinfectants. Get in touch with us to find out more.

Go further with Multitone

We offer much more than just messaging. Thanks to the sheer versatility of our i-Message platform, we can drive digital transformation throughout your hospital. Here are some of the other cutting-edge solutions you can access with i-Message.

Asset tracking

Hospitals are immensely complex operations, with thousands of vital pieces of moveable equipment. Ensuring this equipment is ready for use and quickly located when a patient needs it presents a significant administrative burden. Our RFID or BLE-based asset tracking system automatically logs equipment location as it passes strategically located gateways. The system's workflow features digitise and simplify maintenance processes.

Personal safety alarms

Despite the incredible job performed by NHS staff, healthcare workers are subjected to some of the highest levels of workplace abuse and violence of any profession in the UK. The EkoTek staff safety system is fully wireless, and provides staff with portable alarm fobs they can trigger if they feel unsafe or are attacked. Thanks to a network of signal beacons, the alarm's location is immediately transmitted to designated responders.

Thermal imaging & compliance

It's vital that in hospitals and other healthcare environments, visitors, patients and staff comply with the rules to limit transmission of COVID-19. Our Thermal Imaging Solution automatically scans for face masks and issues audio instructions when someone is not wearing a mask. It also identifies high body temperatures which may be indicative of fever - a potential coronavirus symptom - and thus operates as a 'early warning system'.

Go further with Multitone

We offer much more than just messaging. Thanks to the sheer versatility of our i-Message platform, we can drive digital transformation throughout your hospital. Here are some of the other cutting-edge solutions you can access with i-Message.

Asset tracking

Personal safety alarms

Thermal imaging & compliance

Hospitals are immensely complex operations, with thousands of vital pieces of moveable equipment. Ensuring this equipment is ready for use and quickly located when a patient needs it presents a significant administrative burden. Our RFID or BLE-based asset tracking system automatically logs equipment location as it passes strategically located gateways. The system's workflow features digitise and simplify maintenance processes.

Despite the incredible job performed by NHS staff, healthcare workers are subjected to some of the highest levels of workplace abuse and violence of any profession in the UK. The EkoTek staff safety system is fully wireless, and provides staff with portable alarm fobs they can trigger if they feel unsafe or are attacked. Thanks to a network of signal beacons, the alarm's location is immediately transmitted to designated responders.

It's vital that in hospitals and other healthcare environments, visitors, patients and staff comply with the rules to limit transmission of COVID-19. Our Thermal Imaging Solution automatically scans for face masks and issues audio instructions when someone is not wearing a mask. It also identifies high body temperatures which may be indicative of fever - a potential coronavirus symptom - and thus operates as a 'early warning system'.

Go further with Multitone

We offer much more than just messaging. Thanks to the sheer versatility of our i-Message platform, we can drive digital transformation throughout your hospital. Here are some of the other cutting-edge solutions you can access with i-Message.

Asset tracking

Hospitals are immensely complex operations, with thousands of vital pieces of moveable equipment. Ensuring this equipment is ready for use and quickly located when a patient needs it presents a significant administrative burden. Our RFID or BLE-based asset tracking system automatically logs equipment location as it passes strategically located gateways. The system's workflow features digitise and simplify maintenance processes.

Personal safety alarms

Despite the incredible job performed by NHS staff, healthcare workers are subjected to some of the highest levels of workplace abuse and violence of any profession in the UK. The EkoTek staff safety system is fully wireless, and provides staff with portable alarm fobs they can trigger if they feel unsafe or are attacked. Thanks to a network of signal beacons, the alarm's location is immediately transmitted to designated responders.

Thermal imaging & compliance

It's vital that in hospitals and other healthcare environments, visitors, patients and staff comply with the rules to limit transmission of COVID-19. Our Thermal Imaging Solution automatically scans for face masks and issues audio instructions when someone is not wearing a mask. It also identifies high body temperatures which may be indicative of fever - a potential coronavirus symptom - and thus operates as a 'early warning system'.

Multitone Solutions for COVID-19 Vaccination Centres

Multitone's technology can aid in the smooth, safe operation of COVID-19 vaccination centres: helping protect staff, reducing the chances of the virus spreading, and ensuring the vaccines are kept at the right temperature.

Vaccine fridge temperature alarms

Vaccines need to be properly stored throughout their journey up until the point that they're administered. While medical fridges typically have alarms, these can be missed, particularly if they trigger late at night.

Thanks to Multitone's technology, we can link a vaccination centre's vaccine fridges to staff devices, including computers and smartphones. If a fridge suffers technical problems and the temperature rises beyond safe limits, an alert will also be sent directly to these devices, via SMS, email or smart app. This is achieved by connecting the fridge sensors to Multitone i-Message, either on-site or in the Cloud.

By ensuring malfunctioning fridges are attended to quickly, we can prevent vaccines from becoming unusable and ensure a smooth, efficient rollout to the general public.

Thermal imaging & automated mask checking

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Multitone's thermal imaging solution serves two purposes: Firstly, it checks people's temperatures, providing an early warning system for anybody who may have a fever, and therefore could be infected with COVID-19 and spread it within the premises. Secondly, it checks whether people are wearing a face mask, and can issue automated reminders when they are not.

Positioned at the entrance to a vaccination centre, the solution provides a non-disruptive, safe method of ensuring compliance and screening for potential illness. It can scan multiple people as they walk past, and, unlike performing checks with hand-held thermometers, does not require staff to be in close contact with visitors.

Furthermore, the solution can be provided on a mobile stand and permanent installation is not required.

EkoTek Staff Safety Alarms

NHS staff face high levels of verbal and physical abuse in the workplace compared to people in most professions. Unfortunately, with the vaccination effort aiming to reach the entire population, it is possible that some people turning up at vaccination centres may be aggressive towards staff or other members of the public.

Multitone's EkoTek staff safety alarm system provides staff with portable devices that allow them to call for help at the press of a button. The system automatically transmits their location to designated staff for a rapid response to potentially dangerous situations. Equally, it can be used for medical emergencies.

Another key advantage of the EkoTek system, particularly with regards to temporary vaccination sites, is that it can be installed as a battery-operated, wireless network, with no building rewiring required.

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