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ONEin3 Spotlight: Fresh Ideas Address Healthcare Communication Challenges

Nov 21, 2013


VerbalCare.JPGThe team at Verbal Applications is fresh out of college (2012 engineering grads of Boston University) but have already made big waves with their software service that improves communication between caregivers and patients.
The VerbalCare system uses an iPad to transmit requests from patients to nurse stations using customizable picture-icons.  The system allows patients to select from a variety of options to inform care staff of their exact needs, enabling patients with disabilities, specifically non-verbal patients, to make their requests heard.
The technology is currently used on three continents but the Verbal team chose to stay in Boston because they view it as the hub of medical innovation.  Being surrounded by brilliant minds within a collaborative entrepreneurial atmosphere is the perfect platform for them to work on improving the standard of healthcare through better communication.
Secretary of State John Kerry tipped his hat to the VerbalCare system saying it “represents an important next step in the delivery of quality healthcare.”  Not only does the technology improve communication between patient and caregiver, it helps hospitals operate more effectively through metrics provided by the VerbalCare cloud platform. 
The team is not bashful about their desire to continue to grow and improve.  When not working on Verbal, co-founder and CEO Nick Dougherty says his favorite thing to do is learn. “Whether it’s the Museum of Science, a university classroom, a conference, a networking night, or a party in an Allston basement, there are always opportunities to learn something new.”

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