Friday, June 26, 2009

Slalom Consulting Delivers Ground-Breaking Medical iPhone Application for Interactive Mobile Learning

Slalom Consulting, ranked one of the best consulting firms to work for in the U.S. by Consulting Magazine, announced today the development of SonoAccess(TM), the first free interactive mobile learning application for point-of-care medical ultrasound. This innovative use of technology was the result of a collaborative effort between Slalom and SonoSite, the world leader and specialist in hand-carried ultrasound. The application is available for download directly from iTunes or the App Store to the iPhone® or iPod Touch®.

"SonoSite is dedicated to providing clinicians with tools to improve the way they access information, and there is no better way to do this than having it at the point-of-care via a mobile application," said David Uhler, Slalom Consulting's national director of research and development. "Slalom took SonoSite's concept and brought it to life through an innovative technology infrastructure and software solution. Through our partnership with SonoSite, we've delivered an iPhone app that will serve as an educational tool and resource initially tailored for those medical professionals in emergency medicine, critical care and anesthesia departments."

SonoSite sought the expertise of Slalom consultants for the development of an iPhone reference application that doctors could conveniently use at the point-of-care -- be it in the emergency room or by a patient's bedside. SonoSite and Slalom jointly designed the SonoAccess app which, at the tap of a finger, provides an on-demand educational library of high quality clinical and instructional videos, case studies, reimbursement information and reference guides on point-of-care ultrasound applications.

The architecture behind the application enables users to create a customized profile, complete with content specific to their practice. Based on the application's heavy use of video as well as its potential for growth, Slalom recommended that SonoSite utilize Amazon Web Services for its flexibility and scalability as both content and user demand increases.

"Physicians need practical tools that provide quick and easy access to information," said Gina Kelly, director of clinical training and learning products at SonoSite. "SonoAccess takes the concept of a pocket reference guide to a whole new level and places a comprehensive library of ultrasound videos and information right in the palm of a clinician's hand. SonoSite has been at the forefront of the medical industry in bringing diagnostic tools to the patient. The release of SonoAccess is yet another innovative solution for physicians to enhance their bedside assessment skills."

To view a demo video of SonoAccess, visit

About SonoSite

SonoSite, Inc. is the innovator and world leader in hand-carried ultrasound. Headquartered near Seattle, the company is represented by ten subsidiaries and a global distribution network in over 100 countries. SonoSite's small, lightweight systems are expanding the use of ultrasound across the clinical spectrum by cost-effectively bringing high performance ultrasound to the point of patient care. The company employs approximately 700 people worldwide.

About Slalom Consulting

Slalom Consulting is a national business and technology consulting firm, founded in 2001 and headquartered in Seattle. Following its motto, "Business is a Race. Win it." Slalom's services range from broad areas including project and program management, business process improvement, and software development, to specialized solutions such as ERP, business intelligence, CRM and more. As a winner of Consulting Magazine's "Top Ten Firms to Work For," Slalom is best known for its highly-experienced, locally-based teams and consultants who consistently take client projects from strategy through successful implementation. In addition to Seattle, Slalom has offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Portland and San Francisco.

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