SOURCE: Socket Mobile, Inc.

Socket Mobile, Inc.

June 09, 2009 06:30 ET

Socket Mobile and Optimus EMR Team to Mobilize Long-Term Care

Joint Offering Provides Single Solution for Managing Electronic Medical Records

NEWARK, CA--(Marketwire - June 9, 2009) - Socket Mobile, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCKT), an innovative provider of mobile productivity solutions, and Optimus EMR, Inc., a provider of electronic medical records to the long-term care industry, have partnered to launch a joint solution for long-term care facilities. The solution incorporates the Socket SoMo® 650Rx handheld computer with antimicrobial casing and Optimus EMR software.

The Optimus EMR and Socket solution reduces the time consuming task of tracking and documenting patient care activities. Using the SoMo 650Rx handheld computer and the Optimus EMR software, providers can update computerized patient records in real time. The addition of an RFID reader as a mobile peripheral allows the SoMo 650Rx to read RFID tags in the facility to further increase accuracy and efficiency for care providers.

"We've struggled in the past to find a product that fits all of our customers' needs. Customers want a durable and robust point-of-care solution that allows them to process data anywhere on their campus. At sites where the SoMo 650Rx is deployed, we've seen an 80 percent improvement in operational up-time," said Craig Griffin, vice president of implementation and support at Optimus EMR. "The Socket solution has exceeded our expectations and client feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Based on this success, we expect to further deploy the joint solution at customer sites and eventually replace other existing handhelds with the SoMo 650Rx."

The Socket SoMo 650Rx not only provides the durability needed for a long-term care environment, but the antimicrobial casing of the PDA also provides an extra layer of protection against the multiplication and spread of potentially harmful bacteria and microbes. This extra protection is important when it comes to technology deployments in long-term care facilities. The SoMo 650Rx also has built-in Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi® and an extended battery, allowing providers to collect and input data from anywhere on a campus for a full work day before requiring recharging.

"The Optimus EMR software solution seamlessly integrates with the SoMo 650 handheld computer ensuring both ease of use and maximum benefit for long-term care staff and the clients they serve," said Kevin Mills, president and CEO of Socket. "Our goal has always been to provide a reliable, dependable and durable computing platform on which mobile applications can be developed and deployed to maximize the efficiency of the mobile workforce. The Optimus EMR solution is a great example of the productivity gains that are possible with the right combination of software and hardware; they're an ideal partner in the healthcare arena and we're pleased to be working with them."

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About Optimus EMR, Inc.

Optimus EMR, Inc. is the long-term care industry leader in providing the most comprehensive Electronic Medical Record (EMR), Point of Care documentation tools, "eCharting," Electronic Medication Administration Record (eMAR), and Pharmacy Interface Solutions for LTC facilities. The system is designed to conform to all aspects and the intent of HIPAA and fully adheres to the electronic signature and EMR requirements of AHIMA. Additionally, through electronic interfaces the Optimus system shares and receives appropriate medical information with the billing system, admitting and attending physicians, admitting and discharge hospitals, clinical laboratories, institutional pharmacies, and quality assurance organizations. All of these functions combine to improve patient care and facility operations.

The combination of clean, accurate and real-time information that is interfaced to the facility billing system allows for faster cash collections, fewer rejected claims and lower DSO for the facility. The Optimus EMR System is a mature and time-tested true EMR Solution that has been fully operational in hundreds of facilities and many states since 2001. For more information call The Company at (888) 242-9080, ext. 214 or visit the web site

About Socket Mobile, Inc.

Socket makes mobility computing and productivity work. The company is a one-stop supplier of mobile computing hardware systems, offering a handheld mobile computer specifically designed for business mobility use and an extensive portfolio of essential mobile data collection and networking peripherals that enable mobile automation and productivity increases. The company also offers OEM solutions. Socket is headquartered in Newark, Calif. and can be reached at 510-933-3000 or

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