CHARLOTTE, NC -- (Marketwire) -- 06/29/10 -- Patient Care Technology Systems (PCTS), a subsidiary of Consulier Engineering, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSLR), today announced the availability of an upgrade to its software for tracking patients, staff and equipment. The new release of Amelior Tracker 2.8 features multiple improved user interfaces with enhanced search and identification tools to help healthcare staff locate resources as efficiently as possible.
Some key software enhancements include advanced "Map View" configuration options such as popup balloons that enable users to customize the contents and the number of items displayed for each entity when in hover-mode. This allows for a quick view of the details of each entity in its location including: name, serial number, workflow status (clean, in use, dirty), asset type and hospital ID to name a few. Users will also be able to view the actual number of entities in a specific location, rather than just a dot indicating that there is a piece of equipment nearby. Another key feature is a new RTLS Component Health Monitoring module that will enable the user to more effectively and efficiently monitor the status and functionality of the RTLS equipment deployed. Other enhancements include improved zone tree displays, application to use globalization settings to configure date formatting, a textbox available for quick tag id search, and a powerful new keyword search feature that dynamically searches over all attributes of an entity.
Amelior Tracker 2.8 advanced utilization reports help drive purchasing, rental and allocation decisions by analyzing whether the facility is making the best use of the assets it has. The PCTS workflow engine receives and interprets data from the RTLS system applying client-specific business rules to assess status and provide feedback that is critical to drive business processes and asset workflow. These reports provide managers, administrators and process improvement teams with movement, interaction and flow data that assists in spotting trends and identifying situations that may require corrective action, thus providing real-time business intelligence to our clients.
The Amelior Tracker® solution is 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).
Amelior Tracker is interoperable with all major locating technologies including active-RFID, infrared, ultrasound, ultra-wideband, Wi-Fi and ZigBee. PCTS also works closely with a network of successful locating hardware partners and provides consulting services so the best locating technology or technologies are chosen to match the client's particular needs. In addition, the Amelior Interface Gateway supports the exchange of data between an Amelior tracking or documentation solution and virtually any hospital information system. Key functions include sending/receiving, data transformation, transaction logging, administration/monitoring and notifications. These platforms work together to offer extensive performance and workflow advantages to the healthcare industry.
"Recent enhancements to our Amelior Tracker software allows us to continue to provide an improved system that requires less time spent locating resources needed to support patient flow and improve staff workflow," says Chad Sallee, vice president of information technology at PCTS. "The real-time identification and visualization of asset location can help eliminate redundant equipment purchases and leases, improve equipment utilization and preventative maintenance, and track assets as part of infection control protocols."
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 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.