SOURCE: Patient Care Technology Systems

July 16, 2008 09:10 ET

Moses Taylor Hospital Selects Patient Care Technology Systems' Automatic Patient and Asset Tracking Solution for Emergency Department

MISSION VIEJO, CA--(Marketwire - July 16, 2008) - Patient Care Technology Systems (PCTS), a subsidiary of Consulier Engineering, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSLR), today announced that Moses Taylor Hospital (MTH) has selected the company's Amelior EDTracker® software to automatically track patients and assets in its 35,000 census emergency department. The software will use ultrasound locating from PCTS partner Sonitor Technologies.

Unlike traditional patient tracking software, Amelior EDTracker utilizes real-time location technologies to automatically capture real-time location information. Wireless patient, staff and asset tags communicate their real-time location to a network of sensors positioned throughout the department. The PCTS automatic tracking software receives this information and applies ED-specific workflow rules which measure location, movement and interactions between patients, staff and clinical equipment in order to identify and communicate patient care milestones as they occur. Caregivers utilize configurable map and status view screens within Amelior EDTracker to anticipate and manage their workflow. All patient movement is automatically measured and time-stamped which is accessible through the software's extensive workflow reporting tools. An integrated dashboard informs department leadership about surges in patient volume by communicating key patient flow metrics in real-time.

The Sonitor ultrasound indoor positioning system will provide automatic capture of real-time location data. The ultrasound tags utilize sound waves to communicate to detectors throughout the department. The sound-based locating technology creates no electromagnetic interference with medical devices. Additionally, the signals do not permeate walls or require line of sight between the tags and detectors and provide reliable room and sub-room level locating precision.

"Our selection of the Amelior EDTracker workflow system for our emergency department is part of an enterprise-wide initiative to enhance our patient surge capabilities," said Edward Roman, chief information and privacy officer at Moses Taylor Hospital. "Being able to visualize not just the location of resources but also the care progression of patients without requiring manual data entry by busy caregivers will strengthen our emergency preparedness."

"We are very pleased to welcome Moses Taylor Hospital to our growing family of customers who are making automatic patient and asset tracking an integral part of their care delivery process," said Tony Marsico, CEO of PCTS. "We look forward to partnering with Moses Taylor as they expand workflow automation throughout their facility."

Amelior EDTracker is part of PCTS' suite of intelligent workflow automation solutions and services. Companion systems provide automatic patient and asset tracking for perioperative suites as well as enterprise-wide people and asset locating. Amelior EDTracker is also available as an integrated module within the Amelior ED® system, a comprehensive ED information system providing clinical documentation, computerized provider order entry and patient disposition management. PCTS offers extensive workflow evaluation services to assist customers integrate the new technologies.

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 this 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. The newest additions to the scope of care provided at Moses Taylor Hospital include our Wound Care Center and MRI/CT Center.

With over 400 physicians on staff, Moses Taylor Hospital employs more than 1,200 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) 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 ED 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. 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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    Moses Taylor Hospital
    Chris Carroll
    Director of Marketing Communications
    (570) 340-2371