Tech accessory company Griffin Technology is moving beyond the world of hardware to begin developing mobile applications. WPLN reports that the Nashville-based company — which is known for its device cases, cords and adapters — is trying to tap into the "slew of opportunities" in the software market.
Hospital operator Iasis Healthcare has launched mobile websites for its hospitals via a partnership with MedTouch.
The mobile sites are simpler versions of the main hospital sites, with "a focus on transactional points of access, which gives visitors the ability to search for a physician, find directions and contact information, and/or to browse open positions. In addition, the mobile sites include integrated real-time reporting for emergency room wait times."
Nashville interactive agency Centresource has developed an iPad app for local magazine, American Songwriter. The application — instead of recreating all the magazine content — simply uses the PDF with added interactive components such as video, song streams and social networking.
“I believe the American Songwriter app is unique because it represents a bridge between magazines and fully optimized iPad publications,” remarks Founder and CEO of Centresource, Nicholas Holland. “We delivered the ability to leverage their current format, PDF, while still providing an interactive experience. For publications that aren't ready to reconstruct their content for the iPad, the American Songwriter app represents a unique solution."
Nashville technology startup Goba LLC has landed a partnership deal with Aegis Health Group.
Through the deal, Aegis' hospital clients will have access to Goba's mobile application, which allows users to bring people together for healthy activities by using their smart phones, texting or the Web. Aegis' clients will be able to encourage healthy activities among their own employees and those of local employers by using this tool.
“Goba’s partnership with Aegis Health Group offers hospitals the opportunity to engage consumers and increase loyalty through technology that is convenient, immediate, friendly and effective,” said Goba CEO John Dayani. “Aegis has a long history of providing progressive business development strategies to hospitals. Goba’s mobile platform is a logical technological addition to their already innovative solutions.”
Goba is partially funded by TNInvestco TriStar Technology Ventures.
Health care technology company InVivoLink has launched an iPad app, called "OrthoPod," to allow orthopedic surgeons to access their personal implant registry and practice pattern data.
“OrthoPod is the first tablet-based solution that enables coordinated care for implant procedures," said CEO Ryan Wells. "InVivoLink created OrthoPod to empower the physician and improve patient care. Optimizing OrthoPod for the iPad makes a lot of sense because it clearly provides the best user experience for the physician.”
The company — focused on providing tools for collecting and disseminating meaningful data related to medical procedures — last summer launched a mobile app for scheduling and managing inventory for implant surgeries.
“The idea is to help moms-to-be have a smoother labor and delivery experience,” said Hannah Paramore, president of Paramore/Redd. “There are already apps out there to help moms with the general pregnancy process, but there was really nothing to help moms, or dads, with the actual labor and delivery process.”A second phase of the app will be developed based on feedback from initial users and will include other smartphone versions.
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