CHARLOTTE, NC -- (Marketwire) -- 02/16/10 -- Patient Care Technology Systems (PCTS), a subsidiary of Consulier Engineering, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSLR), today announced that it has established Patient Care Technology Systems Limited as its wholly owned subsidiary in the United Kingdom. The new company, which is registered in England and Wales, will market RTLS-enabled automatic tracking and workflow automation solutions for healthcare throughout the UK and the European Union.
PCTS is expanding its existing customer base by introducing its Amelior 360 degrees Enterprise Visibility Platform -- consisting of products for hospital emergency, perioperative, interventional cardiology and diagnostic imaging departments, as well as facility-wide asset and patient tracking -- to the British National Health Service (NHS). The UK team will focus primarily on market education and development, as well as sales and marketing support for European re-seller partners.
In tandem, PCTS has also signed a re-seller agreement with Acumentive Limited (formerly RadiantWave Limited) of Richmond, Surrey, UK. Acumentive will focus its healthcare solutions on delivery of PCTS applications and associated auto-id technologies for delivery to the NHS. The companies will align auto-id partnerships and innovation activities and collaborate on sales, marketing, solutions delivery and support.
"We are very excited to partner with PCTS," says Martin Kruse, managing director of Acumentive. "PCTS has such a fantastic reputation in the United States and has had such a positive impact on patient services in the US hospitals we visited. This partnership complements our own innovative experience and solutions and allows us to invest in providing unique hospital auto-id workflow systems and know-how to the UK NHS."
According to Tony Marsico, president and chief executive officer of the US parent company, PCTS has seen UK interest in RTLS-enabled automatic tracking and workflow orchestration surge over the past year. "We have hosted multiple visits for UK visitors who have heard success stories about our US implementations," says Marsico. "After seeing the systems running live and transforming operating performance and quality of practice in large, highly respected hospitals, these visitors return to the United Kingdom with a vision for how our systems can help them see more patients more quickly with the same resources. Most importantly, they can do it while actually improving patient care and safety."
Marsico has appointed Cory Wagner, formerly director of product strategy and design at PCTS, as managing director of the UK subsidiary. Wagner has led product design efforts and sales support at the company since 1997 and has been responsible for multiple versions of seven major PCTS products, including flagship applications Amelior EDTracker®, Amelior ORTracker® and Amelior Tracker®.
Patient Care Technology Systems Limited indicates that among the company's first official product releases will be its Amelior 360 Hand Hygiene system. The product, which helps monitor and improve caregivers' compliance with hand hygiene guidelines, is based on a successful NHS pilot for which PCTS partnered with Acumentive Limited and supplied software for a hand hygiene compliance pilot at a major London hospital in early 2009.
Wagner sees education as one of his top priorities in the upcoming year. "We've spent the better part of a decade demonstrating and evangelizing the benefits of combining our revolutionary software tools with cutting-edge RTLS technology," he notes. "But our approach to automatic tracking and workflow orchestration -- focused on drivng positive paitent outcomes -- is virtually unheard of outside the US. Our initial efforts will focus on visiting as many hospitals as possible to learn about UK workflow issues and determine how we can help. We'll also host frequent webinars and free workshops around the country to introduce our approach, the supporting technologies and their transformational effects."
March 1-4, 2010, PCTS (booth #1021) will be demonstrating its workflow automation solutions to an international audience at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
About Acumentive Limited
Acumentive Limited helps blue chip and healthcare organizations deliver financial savings, operational improvements and competitive advantage through the innovative application of auto-ID technology ensuring successful delivery by working with best-of-breed technology and implementation partners and by using our own Sense applications suite. Acumentive's healthcare group focuses on solutions for the NHS, delivering asset id, asset tracking, hand hygiene and patient workflow solutions.
About Patient Care Technology Systems
Patient Care Technology Systems, a subsidiary of Consulier Engineering, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSLR), helps health care providers to improve patient flow, increase capacity and improve patient and staff safety by visualizing the real-time location and status of people and equipment throughout their facility. PCTS solutions have supported over 2 million patient visits managed through its various solutions and has shown a proven return on investment in high turnover, high-acuity units such as the emergency department and perioperative suites. The Amelior Enterprise Visibility Suite is interoperable with all leading locating technologies, including active-RFID, infrared, ultrasound, ultra-wideband, Wi-Fi and ZigBee. PCTS customers have been recognized nationally for improvements in efficiency and clinical excellence. For more information, visit www.pcts.com.
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