SOURCE: 3n (National Notification Network)

January 30, 2008 08:00 ET

American Hospital Association Endorses 3n to Assist Hospitals With Emergency Communication Needs

GLENDALE, CA--(Marketwire - January 30, 2008) - AHA Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association (AHA), today announced an exclusive endorsement of the 3n InstaCom™ emergency notification system from 3n (National Notification Network). 3n works with hospitals, healthcare organizations and healthcare professionals to assess their emergency notification needs in disseminating critical information to employees, initiating immediate emergency conference calls and conducting quick and efficient callbacks. The 3n emergency notification system enables one person -- with a single phone call or through the internet -- to communicate with selected staff in minutes on any preferred device, such as phone, email, instant messaging, text messaging, fax, BlackBerry®, PDA and pager.

AHA, through AHA Solutions, has served as a resource to hospitals for over 25 years, analyzing and endorsing select products and services. AHA identified emergency notification as a pressing challenge in healthcare based on feedback from hospitals that understand the need for timely and effective communication to employees in emergencies, in meeting Joint Commission communication requirements, and in conducting rapid staff callbacks. In response to these rising emergency communication concerns, AHA Solutions determined emergency notification capabilities to be a fundamental component of hospitals' emergency response plans. After an extensive due diligence process, AHA has endorsed the 3n InstaCom emergency notification system.

"Under the direction of our hospital advisory committee, we began researching notification systems and applications over a year ago. We quickly realized that notification was clearly divided into three very distinct areas -- business, clinical and emergency notification," commented Anthony J. Burke, president and CEO of AHA Solutions. "AHA Solutions selected 3n as the American Hospital Association's endorsed partner because it meets the needs of our members in all aspects of performance. We also found that the advantages of implementing a system designed specifically for emergency notification surpassed the benefits of expanding existing business or clinical notification applications not designed to handle the strain on people, processes and technology that an emergency creates."

"3n has watched many hospitals struggle over the past several years with attempting to adapt existing notification systems designed for switchboard operations, patient appointments or physician reminders to function as emergency notification modules with limited success," commented Cinta Putra, CEO of 3n. "We applaud the AHA on its recognition that an emergency notification system within a hospital environment has very distinct requirements that cannot be met by other types of notification systems. We are extremely pleased to be exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association as the recommended emergency notification solution for its member hospitals and healthcare organizations."

For further information on the AHA's exclusive endorsement of 3n InstaCom, contact Mary Longe, director of patient flow at AHA Solutions, at 312-895-2531 or visit www.aha-solutions.org/.

About 3n® (National Notification Network)

3n (National Notification Network) is the leading global provider of emergency notification solutions to healthcare systems, Global 2000 corporations, government agencies and educational institutions in more than 70 countries with the ability to communicate in more than 230 countries worldwide. 3n's innovative and powerful emergency notification system is the most advanced, efficient and easy-to-use, enabling organizations to respond rapidly and effectively to crises and achieve considerable bottom-line savings in routine and emergency situations. For more information about 3n, log on to www.3nonline.com or call toll-free at 1-888-366-4911.

About AHA

The American Hospital Association (AHA) is a not-for-profit association of healthcare provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the health improvement of their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which includes more than 5,000 hospitals, healthcare systems, networks, and other providers of care, and 37,000 individuals. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for healthcare leaders and is a source of information on healthcare issues and trends. For more information, visit the AHA Web site at www.aha.org.

About AHA Solutions

AHA Solutions, Inc. is a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association (AHA) whose purpose is to identify and/or develop products and services that help hospitals and healthcare organizations operate more effectively -- and efficiently. As the only area of the AHA with rights to award the AHA Endorsement, the company relies on its due diligence and healthcare industry knowledge to provide resource to healthcare leaders in the areas of Patient Flow, Human Resources, Finance/Revenue Cycle Management, Technology and Risk Management. For more information about 3n or any of our hospital solutions, contact AHA Solutions at (800) 242-4677 or visit www.aha-solutions.org.

Contact Information

  • Linda Souza
    3n (National Notification Network)
    818-230-9700
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