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Nurses provide feedback on product development to ensure solutions advance clinical workflow and improve patient care

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 5:45am
The Associated Press

ANDOVER, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 7, 2012-- Capsule Tech, Inc., the leading provider of medical device connectivity, today announced that in honor of National Nurses Week it has organized the Capsule Clinical Committee, a nursing advisory committee made up of Capsule's team of nurses and a partner network of nursing professionals to help the company develop solutions and services that improve clinical workflows while positively impacting patient care. The board will be led by Capsule's Chief Nursing Officer Susan Niemeier and will meet quarterly to share best practices and evaluate Capsule's solutions.

"Capsule is dedicated to creating solutions that focus on improving clinical workflows and the delivery of care to the bedside," said Susan Niemeier, CNO, Capsule. "We have established a full team of internal and external clinicians to help with the product development and testing of our solutions. This week is the perfect opportunity to kick off this important initiative as this team will help ensure that our solutions easily integrate with the clinical environment and improve the lives of caregivers - and, in turn, the patient." Capsule piloted the committee concept during the development and launch of Mobile Vitals Plus. Capsule's nursing team worked directly with nursing executives at key customer sites. Nearly 200 frontline nurses and managers gathered during the development and testing phase and provided invaluable feedback related to the product. The result was complete ownership with universal adoption post go-live of Mobile Vitals Plus. Capsule is also leveraging this committee to support other clinical initiatives including time and motion studies and industry reports.

The Capsule Clinical Committee will meet via teleconference every quarter. Ms. Niemeier and other internal clinicians will also meet regularly at customer sites to get direct input on industry trends, needs and requirements for product development. An annual report will be produced and provided to the market summarizing the goals, objectives and achievements of the committee and will be made public via the Capsule website. Ultimately, this shared clinical voice will serve as a way to transform how Capsule develops products and the way in which Capsule communicates to the greater nursing community.

"Capsule has created a patient-centered business model designed to ensure that all products support the goal of improved patient care and outcomes," said Stuart Long, President for North America, Capsule.

"Clinicians are the voice of the patient and the ones working with patients every day to understand what changes need to happen and what technology can do for them when designed correctly. The Capsule Clinical Committee is our way of ensuring that their voice is heard." About Capsule Capsule is the leading global provider of medical device connectivity solutions for hospitals. The company's software and hardware products seamlessly connect virtually any medical device to any information system in any department. Through its innovative technology, Capsule enables hospitals using electronic medical records and other common information systems to reduce costs, increase efficiency and improve patient care. Capsule's enterprise wide products are vendor-neutral, flexible and scalable - allowing hospitals to start small and expand as their needs grow. Founded in 1997, the company has established strong partnerships with leading medical device manufacturers and installed enterprise-wide solutions in over 1,000 hospitals in 30 countries. For more information, visit www.capsuletech.com or call +33 1 5334 1400 (France) or 978-482-2337 (US).

CONTACT: For Capsule Tech, Inc.

Nikki Festa, 617-502-4300 capsule@pancomm.com KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MASSACHUSETTS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY HARDWARE SOFTWARE OTHER TECHNOLOGY HEALTH NURSING GENERAL HEALTH SOURCE: Capsule Tech, Inc.

Copyright Business Wire 2012 PUB: 05/07/2012 09:45 AM/DISC: 05/07/2012 09:45 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120507005862/

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