SOURCE: Patient Care Technology Systems

Patient Care Technology Systems

September 08, 2010 09:10 ET

St. John's Hospital Selects Patient Care Technology Systems' Amelior Tracker®

System Will Track Medical Equipment and Have the Ability to Expand Into Other Key Departments

CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwire - September 8, 2010) -  Patient Care Technology Systems (PCTS), a subsidiary of Consulier Engineering, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSLR), today announced that St. John's Hospital in Springfield, IL has selected the company's Amelior Tracker® system to automatically track medical equipment throughout their facility. This system will become the standard within the healthcare network.

St. John's Hospital is part of the Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) which is a multi-institutional health care system that sponsors 13 hospitals in 12 communities across Illinois and Wisconsin with St. John's being the largest hospital within the system. The hospital is a 539-bed acute care, teaching facility that helps to educate more than 300 medical students and 150 resident physicians each year, and is the only level III perinatal care center in central Illinois.

With the Amelior Tracker® system, St. John's Hospital has a specific need to track their mobile medical equipment allowing them to increase equipment utilization, decrease the requirement to rent additional units and have more consistent preventative maintenance for maximum operating performance. They will start with tracking 2500 assets including IV pumps, beds, C5 tablets, DVT equipment and feeding pumps. Amelior Tracker will integrate with the CenTrak Gen2IR™ active RF technology tags providing precise, adaptable and cost-effective medical equipment tracking.

The installation, expected to be complete by the end of 2010 will include the Amelior Tracker® solution -- part of the Amelior Enterprise Visibility and Workflow Automation Suite™ which comprises department 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 (temperature monitoring, asset management, patient flow, infection control) and by the scope of hospital workflow (acute care, inpatient floors, outpatient services, enterprise-wide).

Amelior Tracker is interoperable with all major locating technologies including active-RFID, infrared, ultrasound, ultra-wideband, Wi-Fi and ZigBee. PCTS also works closely with a network of successful locating hardware partners and provides consulting services so the best locating technology or technologies are chosen to match the client's particular needs. In addition, the Amelior Interface Gateway™ supports the exchange of data between an Amelior tracking or documentation solution and virtually any hospital information system. Key functions include sending/ receiving, data transformation, transaction logging, administration/monitoring and notifications. These platforms work together to offer extensive performance and workflow advantages to the healthcare industry.

"When researching our options, we felt it was very important that any system we chose be able to expand to our other facilities within the network and allow the flexibility to incorporate the various RTLS needs of each location," said Ryan Leach, chief information officer for St. John's Hospital. "PCTS has an outstanding reputation with strong customer references and proved to be a trusted advisor. Interoperability with the various RTLS technologies was one of the many benefits of choosing PCTS."

"We are very excited to partner with St. John's Hospital. Their materials management, network engineering, information systems and biomedical teams understood the importance of looking beyond asset 'dots on a map' tracking to the opportunity of having true workflow automation," said Tony Marsico, president and chief executive officer of PCTS. "We look forward to a solid execution of the installation and the opportunity to serve other facilities within the network in the near future."

PCTS will have the opportunity to expand their Amelior Enterprise Visibility and Workflow Automation Suite into other facilities within the Hospital Sisters Health System. St. John's recently announced the expansion of their surgical department and patient tower that will add an additional 16 surgical suites and provide a more efficient footprint for easy access to a variety of services including outpatient and inpatient surgery. 

About St. John's Hospital

St. John's Hospital is a regional medical center that offers a comprehensive array of tertiary healthcare services to a population base of 1.5 million central and southern Illinois residents. St. John's is the flagship hospital of Hospital Sisters Health System, a healthcare ministry with 13 hospitals and a multi-specialty medical group in Illinois and Wisconsin. Prairie Heart Institute at St. John's Hospital is a national leader in cardiovascular care. St. John's Children's Hospital is accredited by the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (N.A.C.H.R.I.) and is the regions only Pediatric Critical Care Center. The Children's Hospital is home to the areas only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. St. John's is designated as a Level I Trauma Center on a yearly rotating basis, serves as a teaching hospital for the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, as has its own School of Nursing. St. John's is also home to the Cancer Institute, Carol Jo Vecchie Women Services/Birth Center, Regional Wound Care Center, AthletiCare Sports Medicine, Sleep Center and Center for Living. 

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 and status of people and equipment throughout their facility. PCTS solutions have supported over 2 million patient visits annually and have shown a proven return on investment in high turnover, high-acuity units such as the emergency department and perioperative suites. The Amelior Enterprise Visibility and Workflow Automation Suite™ is interoperable 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

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