CHARLOTTE, NC -- (Marketwire) -- 07/13/10 -- Patient Care Technology Systems (PCTS), a subsidiary of Consulier Engineering, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSLR), today announced that Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center will add Amelior ORTracker® -- a web-based workflow visibility and automation solution built to streamline patient flow and improve efficiency -- in their Oregon City, OR Surgical Services Department.
Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center is a 143-bed healthcare facility serving the Portland area since 1954. In October 2009, Willamette Falls Hospital officially became Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center when it joined the Providence Health and Services family.
The installation, expected to be complete by the fourth quarter 2010, will include the solution Amelior ORTracker -- 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 (patients, staff, movable medical equipment), purpose (patient flow, temperature monitoring, asset management, infection control) and by the scope of hospital workflow (surgical services, acute care, inpatient floors, outpatient services, enterprise-wide).
With the Amelior ORTracker system, Providence Willamette Falls can monitor, in real-time, the status of patients as they travel through the perioperative process from pre-op, inter-op, PACU (post anesthesia care unit) and post-op. They will have access to computer watch lists that will provide a comprehensive view of the cases for the day, including real-time patient and staff status and location.
Providence Willamette Falls will join its "sister" facilities Providence Portland Medical Center and Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, which have been using Amelior ORTracker since 2003. In the last seven years, these facilities have seen a reduced time waiting between stages of care in a perioperative visit, enabling them to add-on cases and effectively increase departmental capacity; provided a quieter, more healing environment by decreasing the need for overhead pages and phone calls; and improved safety through the automatic tracking of key intervals such as the administration of antibiotics.
"It's Providence's goal to continue to provide the best care possible in all the communities we serve. This includes providing a consistent platform for patient and staff satisfaction," said Deborah Tuke Bahlman, Providence Health & Services - Oregon Regional IT Director of Surgical Services.
Tony Marsico, president and chief executive officer for PCTS says, "We have a long history of partnering with Providence, and we welcome the opportunity to implement Amelior ORTracker in another PH&S facility. Providence again shows their continued dedication to their community."
PCTS has expanded their Amelior Enterprise Visibility and Workflow Automation Suite into other departments within the Providence Health and Services community in Oregon, including the Providence Heart and Vascular Institute and the radiology department at Providence St. Vincent.
About Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center
Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center is a not-for-profit acute care hospital operated by Providence Health & Services in Oregon City, OR. Established in 1954 as Doctors' Hospital, the hospital moved to its current location in 1961 and has 143 licensed beds at its 243,000-square-foot (22,600 m2) facility. Providence Willamette Falls also operates several medical offices and clinics outside of Oregon City in other parts of Clackamas County. Previously known as Willamette Falls Hospital, the hospital merged with Providence in 2009.
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.
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Marketing Manager, PCTS