SOURCE: C7 Technologies

January 13, 2011 17:56 ET

C7 Technologies and Dalcon Communication Systems, Inc. Announce Partnership

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - January 13, 2011) - C7 Technologies, an affiliate of Vanguard Health Systems, and Dalcon Communication Systems, Inc. announced a new partnership for the development and promotion of software to improve safety and quality at the hospital bedside. The application, Continuum, provides nurses and bedside care providers with near real-time information at their fingertips to track care required against care received for each patient. The system will be integrated with a wide variety of hospital based information systems, and deliver both near real-time status and progressively intensive alerts to nursing staff if care falls outside of established guidelines and pathways.

Continuum was developed by C7 Technologies to help synthesize the fragmented information clinicians must deal with every day. Used by Vanguard Hospitals nationwide for almost two years, Continuum has proven the effectiveness of timely, accurate information at the point of care. Dalcon Communication Systems is a nationally respected developer and distributor of health care management solutions like Dalcon Communications Manager and Dalcon Alert, which provide advanced, in-room monitoring and nurse communication systems to improve patient safety and quality of care.

Under terms of the agreement, C7 will license Continuum to Dalcon and Dalcon will have rights to market and distribute Continuum worldwide. C7 and Dalcon will collaborate in on-going design development of the product and customized applications.

"We were searching for a firm with great vision and a proven track record to help us build better information and communication systems at the bedside," said Bobby Addison, CEO of C7 Technologies. "In Dalcon we have found an ideal partner. They have an impressive record of reliability and a visionary leadership team."

"Our goal as a company is to bring better care and impeccable quality to the patient at the moment it is needed. We are constantly looking for solutions that help us meet that important goal. In Continuum we have found an innovative approach to synthesizing information so doctors and nurses can see the big picture in one place," said David Condra, CEO of Dalcon Communication Systems. 

About C7 Technologies:
C7 Technologies was created within Vanguard Health Systems to develop innovative solutions for the improvement of health and health care.

About Dalcon Communication Systems:
Dalcon is focused on improving patient care and safety through the delivery of unified communications solutions to the healthcare industry. Dalcon has enjoyed national recognition by winning the Internet Telephony Magazine Product of the Year Award three years running, the VON Magazine's Innovator Award, and Unified Communications Magazine's Product of the Year Award.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    For C7 Technologies:
    Bobby Addison
    615-829-7315

    For Dalcon Communication Systems:
    David Condra
    615-577-9009