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Virtua Adopts Nuvon's VEGA System for its Enterprise-wide Device Connectivity Needs

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 4:56am
MARLTON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nuvon, Inc., the leader in next generation medical device connectivity and interoperability solutions, today announced that Virtua has gone live with the first phase of its enterprise-wide device connectivity infrastructure starting with connectivity to the Picis Peri-Operative System utilizing Nuvons standards-based, open architecture VEGA™ System.

Virtua is a comprehensive healthcare system headquartered in Marlton, N.J. and includes four hospitals, an ambulatory care center in Camden and a wide range of other services, including health and wellness centers, rehabilitation and long-term care centers, home care, physical therapy and Mobile Intensive Care Units. Virtua has been honored twice with the New Jersey Governor's Award for Clinical Excellence and recognized with the Leadership Award for Outstanding Achievement by Voluntary Hospitals of America.

"We wanted a solution that was flexible to meet our needs now and in the future. We knew that we could rely on Nuvons VEGA System to address the device connectivity and patient authentication requirements we identified at the outset of this multi-year and multi-departmental project," said Al Campanella, VP and CIO of Virtua Health. "But we also recognized that our needs would expand beyond the boundaries of our four hospital facilities. We needed a solution that would support the distributed device data collection and integration demands as defined in our vision of a totally digital healthcare system environment."

"Virtuas early and visionary commitment to clinical and digital technologies makes them an ideal partner for Nuvon in the delivery of next generation solutions in support of high quality, patient-centric care," said Cathleen A. Asch, Nuvon president and CEO. "The ability to collect and integrate device data across disparate devices, networks, and systems to provide clinicians with accurate, complete, and timely data to make the best medical decisions for their patients has been the goal in healthcare for many years and this is what defines Nuvons mission."

Nuvons VEGA System is uniquely designed to provide device connectivity and integration across the complex healthcare ecosystem - from the hospitals intensive care unit to the patients home - powered by an integrated, scalable, secure, and cost-effective web-based platform. As a result, current and complete medical data are available at all times so that doctors can make the best clinical decisions for the patient. Nuvon supports current and long-term Meaningful Use criteria and, based upon VEGAs open architecture development environment, enables rapid delivery of solutions to meet the evolving needs of the marketplace.

Other hospitals using Nuvons next generation VEGA System include the Cleveland Clinic, Good Shepherd Medical Center, Rady Childrens Hospital – San Diego, Temple University Health System, Denver Health and Hospital Authority, and others.

About Nuvon:

Nuvon, Inc. is a privately held company dedicated to simplifying the management of critical patient care data, enabling clinicians to focus on the care of their patients, and providing real-time medical device data to improve decision-making and patient safety. Nuvons flexible, scalable, and configurable VEGA™ (Vectored Event Grid Architecture) platform is designed to capture, display, and transmit real-time patient care data at the point of care, anywhere. Nuvons VEGA™ distributed network architecture supports clinical mobility and mobile point of care enabling caregiver access to data and devices in any location. Nuvon has an installed base of major institutions that have recognized the value of Nuvons breakthrough approach to defining and implementing a cost-effective platform for patient care data capture, transmission, and integration in complex healthcare environments. Nuvons open architecture VEGA™ system provides support for all industry standards. For more information visit Nuvons website: www.nuvon.com.

About Virtua:

Virtua is a comprehensive multi-hospital healthcare system headquartered in Marlton, N.J. Its mission is to deliver a world-class patient experience through its programs of excellence in cancer treatment, cardiology, orthopaedics, women's health, pediatrics, surgery, neuroscience and wellness. Virtua has distinguished itself as one of the first Six Sigma organizations in healthcare, as an early adopter of clinical and digital technologies, and for its innovative partnerships with nationally renowned organizations such as Fox Chase Cancer Center and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). It has been honored twice with the New Jersey Governor's award for Clinical Excellence and recognized with the Leadership Award for Outstanding Achievement by Voluntary Hospitals of America. Virtua has been honored as the #1 Best Employer in the Delaware Valley by the Philadelphia Business Journal and is the recipient of the Consumer Choice Awards by National Research Corporation. For more information, visit www.virtua.org.

Posted by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, MDT

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