CHARLOTTE, NC -- (Marketwire) -- 02/23/10 -- Patient Care Technology Systems (PCTS), a subsidiary of Consulier Engineering, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSLR), today announced that South Jersey Healthcare (SJH) Regional Medical Center has selected the company's Amelior Tracker® system to automatically track and effectively manage physician location and communication inside and outside the hospital.
South Jersey Healthcare Regional Medical Center is a 262-bed facility in Vineland, New Jersey. The integrated medical campus is part of the South Jersey Healthcare network and is uniquely designed to complement and enhance the delivery of responsive, efficient care.
The installation, expected to be complete by Spring 2010 will include the Amelior Tracker® solution -- part of the Amelior Enterprise Visibility Suite which comprises department to facility-wide software solutions and services designed to more efficiently and safely orchestrate patient care through the real-time visualization of patient flow. Hospitals can scale their implementations by the entities they wish to track (movable medical equipment, patients, staff), purpose (asset management, patient flow, infection control) and by the scope of hospital workflow (acute care, inpatient floors, outpatient services, enterprise-wide).
The web-based Amelior tracking software visualizes workflow by automatically identifying the location of people and equipment and the care progression of patients. Location information is generated by integrating with the proper choice of RTLS to assure desired customer outcomes. The PCTS software is compatible across all locating technologies and the company assists clients in selecting the optimal RTLS for their workflow needs. Workflow algorithms within the software interpret the meaning of location, movement and interactions between patients, staff and equipment to alert caregivers to patient care milestones as they occur. Additional interfaces to hospital and department information systems and communication devices create a centralized workflow communication and management portal that eliminates the need for manual updates and delays caused by a lack of information.
At SJH Regional Medical Center, PCTS will integrate the certainty-based RTLS and Staff Badge from business partner CenTrak, Inc., with whom PCTS announced a strategic marketing agreement in 2009. CenTrak's Staff Badge is ultra-thin and lightweight and can fit behind a standard personnel badge. The badges use Gen2IR and active RF technology and can be customized to support a range of integrated tracking sensors.
"After a comprehensive review of the RTLS marketplace, we chose Patient Care Technology Systems and CenTrak, Inc. because of their proven experience in implementing scalable, innovative workflow-intelligent solutions that can meet our unique demands and future needs," said Tom Pacek, Vice President and Chief Information Officer for South Jersey Healthcare. "Their ability to integrate the right locating technology, and automatically track the real-time location of our physicians without them having to touch a button or screen, made PCTS and CenTrak the only choice for us."
Currently, overhead paging is used extensively throughout the hospital which adds more stress to the environment for patients and staff. SJH Regional Medical Center had a request for a unique integration with an existing direct communication program from the Parlance Corporation. This software incorporates speech-enabled call routing and message notification services directly to the physician -- whether they are in the hospital, in their office, or via their mobile telephones.
"We are extremely pleased to welcome South Jersey Healthcare Regional Medical Center as the newest member of our growing family of health care facilities," said Jaime Ojeda, vice president sales and business development of PCTS. "The innovative application we created for SJH Regional Medical Center not only includes our robust Amelior Tracker system, but also includes a unique interface to the Parlance System. We are happy to provide a system that will allow the elimination of overhead paging for physicians, and an accurate in-house census of the physicians. We look forward to expanding our tracking applications at other SJH Network locations in the future."
March 1-4, 2010, representatives of PCTS (booth #1021) and CenTrak, Inc. (booth #5241) will showcase their products and services at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems (HIMSS) Conference at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
About South Jersey Healthcare
South Jersey Healthcare (SJH) is a nonprofit, integrated health care system, providing access to a continuum of health services. SJH provides hospital services, numerous community health clinics, home health services, and specialty services, which serve the medical and health care needs of Southern New Jersey residents.
CenTrak is a leading provider of accurate, multi-functional, and cost-effective tracking infrastructure for healthcare facilities. The CenTrak Real Time Location System (RTLS) infrastructure uniquely combines Gen2IR and active RFID technologies to deliver certainty-based or error free data, a requirement for workflow and other important applications. As the only predominantly battery-powered RTLS technology, CenTrak offers a simple and non-invasive installation unattainable with legacy solutions. CenTrak's RTLS is currently operating in millions of square feet at dozens of world-class healthcare sites in the United States, Canada and Europe. For more information about CenTrak, please visit www.centrak.com.
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 annually and have 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.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws. PCTS and CSLR caution you that any statements contained in this press release which are not strictly historical statements constitute forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those related to PCTS's and CSLR's expectations regarding continued business growth. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees, and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements, (copies of which may be obtained at the SEC's website at: http://www.sec.gov) -- could impact the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Readers should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. PCTS and CSLR disclaim any obligation to publicly update or revise any such statements to reflect any change in PCTS and CSLR's expectations, or in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statements may be based, or that may affect the likelihood that actual results will differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements.
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