Screen shot 2012-03-07 at 10.26.54 AMIn healthcare, accessible and qualityinformation is critical to creating superior patient outcomes. Just ask any orthopedic surgeon, who must regularly rely upon knowledge of the latest techniques and solutions to restore mobility, alleviate pain and improve quality of life for patients worldwide. Many turn to Zimmer, one of the orthopedic industry’s most prominent players, to deliver innovative and personalized joint replacement technologies.

A world leader in musculo-skeletal health, Zimmer launched a social, mobile and real-time iPad app - custom built on - to share the latest details on Zimmer products as well as new surgical techniques that can be utilized by doctors anywhere and anytime…even in the operating room. Now surgeons can be supported by Zimmer sales professionals, and have instant access to all the information they need to make the best medical decisions possible for their patients. Best of all, the app was built in just 12 weeks, saving Zimmer from having to waste time and resources in the development process. In a recent interview with Network World, Zimmer’s Global CIO Raj Kushwaha notes: “We went from prototyping on 30 machines to a full deployment on 3,000 machines in just eight weeks, which still is amazing to me.”

Check out this short video showcasing Zimmer’s social enterprise story…a testament to the transformative power of social, mobile and the cloud. Just one more example of how the Salesforce Platform allows companies to build transformational apps that weren’t possible just 12 months ago: