Oneview Healthcare lands deal to deploy tech at three San Francisco hospitals

25 Feb 2014

Irish med-tech company Oneview Healthcare has been selected by UCSF Medical Center, part of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), to manage the patient empowerment programme at its three new hospitals in San Francisco.

To support the UCSF project, which involves the implementation of an Interactive Patient Care Solution for 289 beds, Oneview Healthcare has opened a new office in San Francisco – expanding its existing network of offices in Atlanta, Sydney, Dubai and Dublin. 

Oneview Healthcare delivers a software solution that integrates a hospital’s IT systems onto a technology platform. 

Oneview Healthcare was established in 2007 and is headquartered in Dublin, the location for all its R&D and software development. 

It provides point-of-care access to those systems across all end-user devices, including bedside terminal, TV, tablet and smartphone.

Through its proprietary applications, which include treatment education for patients, entertainment and interactive patient care services, Oneview enables hospitals to optimise patient engagement, clinical outcomes and workflow efficiencies.

The right stuff

“UCSF is continually looking for ways to use technology to improve our patients’ experiences,” said Joe Bengfort, CIO of UCSF. 

“By integrating consumer technologies, such as smartphones and tablets with a variety of entertainment, education and communications systems at UCSF, we are empowering our patients with the ability to interact with their care team, their family and friends, and with information about their condition and treatment plan.” 

The Oneview Healthcare Solution is recognised globally as being one of the most innovative point-of-care products on the market. Oneview Healthcare has partnership agreements with healthcare facilities in USA, Australia, Middle East and Europe.

“We are enormously proud to have been selected by such a prestigious institution that prides itself on being at the forefront of digital health innovation in the increasingly important patient empowerment industry,” said Mark McCloskey, president and founder of Oneview Healthcare. “We look forward to a long and prosperous partnership in the months and years ahead.”

Dr Seth Bokser, medical director of IT for the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, said it is exciting to think about patients and families seeking and finding a sense of control right in their own hospital room through technology. 

“Our goal is to activate our patients and the UCSF community with connected and engaging programmes,” Bokser said.

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John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years