CHARLOTTE, NC -- (Marketwire) -- 06/08/10 -- Patient Care Technology Systems (PCTS), a subsidiary of Consulier Engineering, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSLR), today announced that Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas has selected the company's Amelior Tracker® system to automatically track medical equipment throughout their Ft. Worth, Texas facility.
Cook Children's Medical Center is a 282-bed pediatric care facility serving the North Texas area since 1918, and was among 56 facilities that were ranked in at least one of 10 pediatric specialties in the 2009 version of America's Best Children's Hospitals.
The installation, expected to be complete by Summer 2010 will include the Amelior Tracker® solution -- part of the Amelior Enterprise Visibility and Workflow Automation 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 (temperature monitoring, asset management, patient flow, infection control) and by the scope of hospital workflow (acute care, inpatient floors, outpatient services, enterprise-wide).
With the Amelior Tracker® system, Cook Children's has a specific, immediate need to track their mobile medical equipment allowing them to increase equipment utilization, decrease the requirement to rent additional units and have more consistent preventative maintenance for maximum operating performance. Amelior Tracker will integrate with the CenTrak Gen2IR active RF technology tags providing precise, adaptable and cost-effective medical equipment tracking.
Cook Children's will also integrate the Amelior Mobile program -- a proprietary web application for use with handheld communication devices such as an iPhone or PDA that will allow their engineers to locate equipment in real-time, without wandering around various hospital departments or wings.
"The experience that Patient Care Technology Systems has in regards to various types of locating technology and their ability to combine those technologies to meet our needs was a key factor in choosing the Amelior Tracker system at Cook Children's Medical Center," said Danny Blount, director of materials management. "Their detailed review of our workflow and processes prior to making any recommendations will ensure that we get the best system possible to fit our workflow automation needs."
Chris Doran, director of RTLS solutions for PCTS, says, "Cook Children's Medical Center was not looking for a 'one size fits all' system. We are happy that PCTS was able to configure a system that will help them increase utilization of various assets such as IV pumps and stretchers and we look forward to expanding our efforts into their new tower next year."
PCTS will have the opportunity to expand their Amelior Enterprise Visibility and Workflow Automation Suite in the future, particularly with the erection of a new medical tower. Cook Children's broke ground on a $250 million, 553,000 square-foot expansion, which is scheduled to be complete in 2011, and will add 40 percent to the current campus footprint.
About Cook Children's Hospital
Cook Children's Health Care System is a not-for-profit, nationally recognized pediatric health care organization comprised of six entities -- a Medical Center, Physician Network, Home Health company, Northeast Hospital, Health Plan and Health Foundation. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, the integrated system has more than 60 primary and specialty care offices throughout north Texas. Its service region includes Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant and Wise counties, with an additional referral area encompassing nearly half the state.
Cook Children's traces its roots back to 1918, but throughout its continual change and robust growth, it still embraces an inspiring promise -- to improve the health of every child in its region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury. To live up to this promise, Cook Children's combines the art of caring with the use of leading technology and extraordinary collaboration to provide exceptional care for every child, every day. For more information, please visit www.cookchildrens.org.
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 and Workflow Automation 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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