News | September 25, 2007

Emergency Centre Implements Ultrasound Emergency Department Information System

September 26, 2007 - Emergency Health Centre (EHC) in Houston, TX, has successfully implemented the Amelior ED patient tracking and charting system from Patient Care Technology Systems (PCTS).
EHC is the first emergency care provider in the nation to implement an emergency department information system which integrates ultrasound-based automatic patient and asset tracking. PCTS integrated its ED information system software with ultrasound locating hardware from business partner, Sonitor Technologies.
The Amelior ED system provides comprehensive information management from patient triage to disposition. Core modules include patient tracking, nurse and physician charting, computerized provider order entry, clinical decision support and patient disposition management. PCTS is the first EDIS provider to embed automatic patient and asset tracking software within its documentation system. Earlier this year, PCTS announced its partnership with Sonitor Technologies to integrate ultrasound locating with its tracking and charting systems.
“Our vision for Emergency Health Centre is to offer a new level of service and convenience with the highest quality emergency care,” said Victor Miranda, CEO of Emergency Health Centre. “Our concierge emergency care model represents a customer-driven philosophy towards how emergency care should be provided. Central to our care model is the use of the most advanced technologies. The Amelior ED system and its use of real-time ultrasound locating will provide us with the workflow and clinical support to offer the most efficient and safe emergency care.”
The Amelior ED system integrates location data from real-time locating systems such as Sonitor’s ultrasound indoor positioning system. Wireless patient and asset tags communicate their real-time location using ultrasound signals, which remain in the room where they originate to provide 100 percent room level accuracy. The signals do not create any electromagnetic interference and do not impact hospital LAN bandwidth. Used as part of the Amelior ED system, manual updating of patient location and care status is virtually eliminated. Emergency department workflow intelligence within the Amelior ED system provides caregivers workflow automation support to anticipate and manage their activities.

For more information: www.pcts.com

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