SOURCE: Patient Care Technology Systems

May 01, 2008 09:10 ET

MediCorp Selects Patient Care Technology Systems' Emergency Department Information System for Stafford Hospital Center

MISSION VIEJO, CA--(Marketwire - May 1, 2008) - Patient Care Technology Systems (PCTS), a subsidiary of Consulier Engineering, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSLR), today announced that MediCorp Health System has selected the company's Amelior ED™ system for emergency department patient tracking and documentation as part of MediCorp's expansion of emergency care services in Northern Virginia. The system will be implemented in the emergency department of the 100 bed Stafford Hospital Center currently under construction in Stafford, Virginia and at a new stand-alone emergency department in Spotsylvania. The Stafford Hospital Center is scheduled to open in 2009. The Amelior ED system has been in use at MediCorp's flagship facility, Mary Washington Hospital, since 2002.

The Amelior ED system provides triage-to-disposition workflow automation support through its integration of computer-based modules for patient and asset tracking, nurse and physician charting, computerized provider order entry, clinical decision support, prescription writing, disposition management and reporting. The system organizes all information for a patient's emergency department visit, including laboratory and radiology orders and results, within a single electronic medical record.

Mary Washington Hospital has used the Amelior ED system to manage patient flow in its emergency department since 2002. During this time the department has seen significant growth in patient visits and received more than 100,000 patient visits in 2007 making it one of the busiest in the nation. In its initial year since deploying Amelior ED, emergency department expenses for transcription services were reduced by over half a million dollars as a result of more than a 90% decrease in dictation usage.

"PCTS is continually bringing new innovative ideas and technology to health care. We are now in our 7th year partnering with PCTS and the Amelior ED system has virtually eliminated dictation in our flagship facility at Mary Washington Hospital," said Jody Crane MD, MBA, emergency physician and business manager of the Fredericksburg Emergency Medical Alliance. "With the size of our facility and volume of over 100,000 visits we need a completely integrated, reliable EDIS that is able to adapt to our ongoing needs and PCTS is able to deliver. We anticipate additional benefits in our Stafford facility including enterprise-wide data mining and continuity of emergency care with our existing facility and a new freestanding emergency department that we will be opening."

Amelior ED is the only EDIS with the option of a native automatic patient and asset tracking module. Using an interface to a real-time location system, caregivers are continuously updated on the location and care status of their patients and resources without requiring manual data entry. Earlier this year, PCTS announced that the Amelior ED system has been used by its customers to support over one million emergency department patient visits to date.

"We are proud to support MediCorp's continued growth in emergency care services," said Tony Marsico, CEO of PCTS. "As emergency departments continue to face rising patient census levels, our intelligent workflow automation systems for tracking and documenting patient care provide staff with complete and up-to-the-minute information to maximize department efficiency."

About MediCorp Health System

MediCorp Health System is a fully integrated, regional medical system that provides inpatient and outpatient care through a variety of medical facilities. Mary Washington Hospital, a 442 bed regional hospital, is MediCorp's cornerstone. We are very active in the community by assisting community-based health and not-for-profit organizations.

MediCorp has been serving the Fredericksburg community since 1899, when the original Mary Washington Hospital was opened. The original mission of the hospital was to care for everyone, regardless of ability to pay. We continue to honor this commitment and remain not-for-profit, while providing the most technologically advanced medical care.

About Patient Care Technology Systems

Patient Care Technology Systems, a subsidiary of Consulier Engineering, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSLR) supports health care providers with intelligent workflow automation solutions to improve patient flow and to reduce the risk of medical errors. The company's Amelior software suite includes Amelior ED, a comprehensive emergency department information system and automatic patient and asset tracking software for the emergency department, perioperative suite, and enterprise-wide needs. Amelior automatic tracking software is compatible with most real-time locating technologies including ultrasound, infrared, active RFID, ultra-wideband and Wi-Fi. PCTS customers have been recognized nationally for improvements in efficiency and clinical excellence. PCTS was recognized with the prestigious Blue Diamond Award for Best IT Innovation in 2007. 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.

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