FORT WAYNE, Ind., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- EXTENSION, INC. announced today that in addition to its Cisco IP device integration, it will make available for general release to the healthcare community the EXTENSION for Apple iPhone application. EXTENSION's existing offerings use Cisco IP devices and smartphones as end points to deliver critical alerts and notifications. With this enhancement the smartphone devices will not only serve as communication end points but will further help to bridge the communication gap between physicians and nurses. Alerts and notifications received on the Apple iPhone via EXTENSION's healthcare-centric software allow for an automated and interactive exchange among clinicians.

The addition of the Apple iPhone application to the EXTENSION® Solution Suite (ESS) is consistent with EXTENSION's mission to 'evolve healthcare with context-aware interactive communication'. "With the release of the EXTENSION Apple iPhone app, we're helping satisfy a need in the healthcare community which is to provide not only nurses but physicians with technologies that will keep them abreast of what's happening with their patients," says Todd Plesko, CEO of EXTENSION. The EXTENSION iPhone application provides features such as critical lab report notifications, automated physician and nurse exchanges, report availability including pathology, cardiology, radiology, and more.

EXTENSION's iPhone application is currently in trial at Stanford University Hospital in Palo Alto, CA. According to Bill Collins, Project Manager – Patient Care Systems Planning, of Stanford University Hospital, "Stanford is continually recognized as a pioneer in medical advances and has earned the title as one of 'America's Best Hospitals' by U.S. News and World Report. Our progressive-thinking leadership is