News | April 29, 2008

Lehigh Valley Hospital Installs Amelior ORTracker in Perioperative Department

April 30, 2008 - Patient Care Technology Systems (PCTS), a subsidiary of Consulier Engineering Inc., said Lehigh Valley Hospital (Cedar Crest, Allentown, PA) implemented the Amelior ORTracker system in its perioperative department in April.

The automatic tracking software was selected to help improve the efficiency of surgical care by visualizing the real-time care status of patients and the location of department resources. The Cedar Crest location is the first of three Lehigh Valley Hospital facilities to implement the software.

The automatic tracking software was implemented with an ultrasound indoor positioning system from PCTS business partner Sonitor Technologies Inc. Wireless badges for patients, staff and mobile medical devices use an ultrasound signal to communicate their location to sensors throughout the perioperative department. The real-time location information is collected by the Amelior ORTracker software which uses an advanced perioperative rules engine to identify patient care milestones based on the location, movement and interactions between patients, caregivers and medical devices. Caregivers are able to visualize patient flow using the Web-based software without having to manually enter data or rely on telephones and overhead pages to manage their workflow.

The Amelior ORTracker software is part of PCTS’ suite of department-specific and enterprise-wide workflow automation solutions that utilize real-time location data to visualize patient flow enabling busy caregivers to anticipate and manage their workflows. Earlier this year, 3M Track and Trace Solutions announced a strategic teaming partnership with PCTS to bring PCTS’ portfolio of integrated workflow automation solutions to 3M’s customers. The 3M and PCTS teaming partnership spans both technology and go-to-market integration.

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