SOURCE: Patient Care Technology Systems

Patient Care Technology Systems

March 04, 2009 09:00 ET

Moses Taylor Hospital Implements Emergency Department Automatic Patient and Asset Tracking From Patient Care Technology Systems

CHARLOTTE, NC and SCRANTON, PA--(Marketwire - March 4, 2009) - Patient Care Technology Systems (PCTS), a subsidiary of Consulier Engineering, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSLR), today announced that Moses Taylor Hospital (MTH) has completed an implementation of the company's Amelior EDTracker® software to automatically track patients and assets in its 35,000 census emergency department. The software uses an ultrasonic positioning system from PCTS business partner, Sonitor Technologies.

The Amelior EDTracker solution is part of PCTS' enterprise visibility suite which comprises departmental 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 (movable medical equipment, patients, staff), purpose (asset management, patient flow, infection control) and by the scope of hospital workflow (emergency department, perioperative department, outpatient services, med/surg, facility-wide).

The web-based Amelior tracking software visualizes workflow by automatically identifying the location of people and equipment and the care progression of patients. Location information is generated by integrating with a facility's choice of real-time locating system (RTLS) including ultrasonic, infrared, radio-frequency, and hybrid technologies. Workflow algorithms within the software interpret the meaning of location, movement and interactions between patients, staff and equipment to alert mobile caregivers to patient care milestones as they occur through patient status and department map view screens. Additional interfaces to ADT, lab and radiology systems create a centralized workflow communication and management portal that eliminates the need for manual updates and delays caused by a lack of information.

At MTH's emergency department, PCTS installed large flat panel monitors to display big-screen views of the main tracking board and waiting room in status screen and map layouts. Icons indicate the status of patients and rooms as well as indicate patient flow roadblocks and patient safety alerts.

"We are very pleased to have implemented the Amelior EDTracker system," said Edward Roman, chief information and privacy officer at Moses Taylor Hospital. "The system has given our caregivers a new level of patient flow management capability through the many ways we can visualize and communicate patient status."

PCTS will be demonstrating the Amelior EDTracker system at the ENA Leadership Conference in Reno, Nevada on March 6 - 7 in booth #211.

About Moses Taylor Hospital

Moses Taylor Hospital is a community-based health care facility with a long tradition of providing quality health care services to the residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Founded in 1892 by a New York City merchant, banker and industrialist named Moses Taylor, the mission of the hospital was to care for the railroad workers and coal miners of the region. The main campus of the hospital remains at its original site, located at 700 Quincy Avenue, Scranton, PA.

Moses Taylor Hospital has 173 beds, 22 geropsychiatric inpatient beds, 32 skilled nursing beds as well as a 14-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit. In addition to a full-service emergency department, Moses Taylor Hospital has medical/surgical and other acute care specialty services. Our Family Birthing Suites provides a family-focused environment for births and our unique, private room Neonatal Intensive Care Unit provides state-of-the-art services for our tiniest and most fragile patients. Other services provided at the Hospital include wound care, MRI/CT and hospice or palliative care.

With over 400 physicians on staff, Moses Taylor Hospital employs more than 1,500 people who are dedicated to providing quality and cost effective health care that is patient-focused. Moses Taylor Hospital is part of an integrated delivery system known as Moses Taylor Health Care System, comprised of Mid-Valley Hospital and Physicians Health Alliance, Inc., a 60-member, multi-specialty physician group. The Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

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 of resources and the care status of patients throughout their facility. Proven return on investment in high turnover, high acuity departments such as the emergency department and perioperative suite where PCTS solutions have supported over 5 million patient visits with automatic tracking and emergency department documentation solutions. Compatible 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.

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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