SOURCE: Capsule

May 07, 2008 09:00 ET

Capsule and B. Braun Partner to Provide Medical Device Connectivity

ANDOVER, MA and BETHLEHEM, PA--(Marketwire - May 7, 2008) - Capsule, leaders in medical device connectivity, and B. Braun Medical Inc., a global leader in innovative healthcare products and services, announced a partnership that will connect B. Braun's Outlook® Safety Infusion System into clinical information systems (CIS), and add B. Braun's system to the growing library of medical device drivers that Capsule supports.

"Integrating medical device data directly into clinical information systems is an important industry initiative to streamline the flow of patient data and improve the quality of patient care," said Gale White, Vice President of Infusion Systems Division, B. Braun Medical Inc. "We're excited to partner with Capsule to integrate data from our Outlook® Safety Infusion System into hospital information systems so that our customers can benefit from connectivity."

"We are excited to begin working with B. Braun to automate the data collection from their medical devices into hospitals' information systems," said John Douglass, VP of Marketing for Capsule. "Like Capsule, B. Braun is committed to improving patient safety and patient care and understands that data connectivity will improve the accuracy and quality of information in a patient's EMR. We will continue to partner with medical device leaders such as B. Braun to expand the library of medical device drivers that we support."

The DataCaptor™ connectivity solution features one of the largest device interface libraries available with over 370 different types of medical devices supported, such as patient monitors, ventilators, infusion pumps, and anesthesia machines. DataCaptor automatically converts the medical device data to HL7 or XML format and integrates it with any Electronic Medical Record (EMR), Clinical Information System (CIS), or Alarm and Event Management system improving clinical documentation, enhancing workflow and saving thousands of nursing hours.

Recognized as "Best in KLAS" for Smart Pump Technology in KLAS's 2007 Year-End Report, B. Braun's Outlook® Safety Infusion System automates IV pump programming to reduce manual programming errors and improve safety. With features such as an extensive drug library and barcoding capabilities, the system enables clinicians to improve patient safety while streamlining care. Outlook® is designed to ensure the right patient is receiving the right drug and the right dose by an authorized clinician. The system's open architecture design allows it to interface with hospital or pharmacy information management systems, making it customizable to various healthcare environments.

About B. Braun

B. Braun is the recipient of the 2007 Frost & Sullivan Medical Technology Global Excellence Award for its excellence in helping healthcare providers improve the lives of their patients. B. Braun has achieved "Best in KLAS" for Smart Pump Technology in *KLAS's 2007 Year-End Report.

Since its founding in 1839, B. Braun has built an unparalleled store of knowledge and expertise in delivering innovative healthcare products, medical devices and programs that enhance working processes in hospitals, alternate care settings and medical practices -- increasing safety for patients, doctors and nurses. Its 35,000 employees worldwide are proud of their commitment to translating customer needs into products with unmatched quality, superior technology, cost-effectiveness and environmental responsibility.

Through its "Sharing Expertise®" initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services. For more information about B. Braun or its safety healthcare products, please visit the company's Web site at www.bbraunusa.com, call 800-854-6851, or email inquiry@bbraun.com.

About Capsule

For more than 10 years, Capsule has been the world's leading, award-winning provider of solutions for medical device connectivity. The company has established market leadership through its FDA 510(k) cleared medical grade solution, its unique expertise in device protocols and firmware, and through its strong partnerships with major medical device manufacturers and HIS companies. Capsule's solutions are proven, with over 250 installations at leading healthcare institutions worldwide, and its technology is secure, with the largest device driver library available in the industry -- over 370 and growing. In 2008, Frost & Sullivan recognized Capsule's contribution and honored the company with the Global Technology Leadership Award. Deloitte also acknowledged Capsule for its stellar revenue growth and presented the company with the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and Fast 500 EMEA Awards. For more information, please visit the company's Web site at http://www.capsuletech.com/ or contact the Company's U.S. Marketing & Public Relations at 978-482-2310.

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