Lincor Solutions

Lincor Solutions

February 16, 2012 09:03 ET

St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children Invests in Lincor's Bedside Computing Solution to Improve Patient Care at Their New Hospital

BAYSIDE, NEW YORK--(Marketwire - Feb. 16, 2012) - St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children is set to install MEDIVista Bedside technology from Lincor Solutions at their new facility due for completion later this year. Lincor's state-of-the art touch screen platform will enable nurses and clinicians to automate certain routine tasks at the Patient Bedside and get direct access to the electronic patient files, thereby reducing paperwork and improving efficiency, patient care and clinical outcomes. For patients, the system provides access at the bedside to both educational content and multimedia entertainment services such as TV, high speed Internet, Video messaging and Movies on demand.

Ireland headquartered Lincor, set up in 2003 by ex-Apple Computer executives is the leading global provider of intelligent point-of-care bedside computing solutions for hospitals, with over 21,000 systems installed at more than 95 hospitals around the world. Lincor's touchscreen technology has been designed to enhance patient care, improve the patient experience and increase operational effectiveness. The solution is based on the most advanced bedside device on the market which is fully integrated with clinical, diagnostic and hospital management systems to meet the needs of clinicians, patients and hospital administration personnel.

"When we were first introduced to the MEDIVista product over 3 years ago we were very excited as we did not know there was a product with this type of capabilities on the market. The more we saw what it could do, the more it suited our idea on what a new and very modern facility like ours could offer the kids and staff at the bedside." Said Dr. Eddie Simpser, Executive VP and Chief Medical Office at St. Mary's. "Having a computer at the bedside is essential in my view but the excellent software functionality of MEDIVista will reduce paperwork for staff, improve the level of care for the kids while also making for a better patient experience."

St. Mary's is the 2nd leading Children's hospital to install MEDIVista. Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital in London, UK installed their system in 2011 at all 304 beds. This is something that Lincor CEO Richard Cooke is very excited about. "We are delighted that St. Mary's has chosen Lincor as their preferred solution and we feel privileged to provide a great technology for patients, visitors and staff at St. Mary's which will improve care and allows kids and their families to stay in touch with the outside world.

"From a clinician point of view, they will be able to access and update the children's medical records in real time, monitor them remotely through a built in webcam if necessary and essentially do everything at the bedside that clinicians can do at their desk. For the kids, it will mean they can view patient specific educational content, watch or record their favorite TV program, go on-line to their friends, hook up their x-box to the device and even tune into any live video broadcasts that we will be putting on internally." Said Dr. Simsper. "We intend to maximize the use of this device in our day-to-day as we move forward."

St. Mary's is the 7th installation for Lincor in the USA and is a market where they are seeing much more interest in their product in the last 2 years.

Lincor currently has 4 installations in the Canadian market.

Lincor will be showcasing at the upcoming HIMSS show in Las Vegas at Booth 1470 on Feb 20-24.

About Lincor Solutions

Founded in 2003, Lincor Solutions (http://www.lincor.com) is the leading provider of bedside computing solutions for hospitals. Its MEDIVista solution is installed at more than 20,000 beds across 80 hospitals in 15 countries throughout North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. MEDIVista is based on the most advanced beside device on the market and includes a full suite of user-focused front-end applications and back-office services designed to enhance patient care, improve the patient experience and increase operational effectiveness.

MEDIVista is fully integrated with clinical, diagnostic and hospital management systems to meet the needs of clinicians, patients and hospital administration personnel at the point-of-care. It also provides TV, phone, internet, games, video telephony, educational content and hospital information, on the same beside device.

About St. Mary's

St. Mary's Healthcare System is one of only a small number of organizations around the country that is dedicated to providing intensive rehabilitation, specialized care, and education to children with special needs and life-limiting conditions.

Following hospitalizations in acute care facilities for complications from premature birth, illness, and injury, or when special services are needed, children and their families come to St. Mary's to receive care, learn to manage their illness or injury, and achieve a better quality of life. As the largest provider of long-term home healthcare for children in New York State and one of the nation's leading providers of pediatric post-acute care, St. Mary's provides a continuum of care, treating nearly 4,000 children each day throughout the NY metropolitan area through a network of inpatient, home care and community programs and services, setting a standard of excellence in pediatric healthcare.

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