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St. Anthony’s Medical Center Selects Capsule Tech

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 9:00am
The Associated Press

ANDOVER, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 8, 2013--Capsule Tech, Inc., the leading provider of medical device connectivity solutions, today announced that St. Anthony’s Medical Center, St. Louis, Missouri, will implement Capsule products in multiple care areas of the hospital. St. Anthony's will roll out Capsule’s Neuron™ touch-screen bedside connectivity platform to anesthesia machines in the hospital’s Operating Rooms (OR) and Labor and Delivery C-section suites. Additionally, Capsule will be implemented in the Gastro-Intestinal (GI) lab where Capsule’s terminal servers will be used to integrate patient monitors in six GI procedure rooms and a single portable GI system. The goal of the implementation is to automate the flow of patient data directly into St. Anthony’s Epic EMR system to improve documentation and patient care.

Capsule offers a variety of flexible and scalable connectivity solutions designed to fit the needs of virtually any healthcare organization. Featuring a truly vendor-neutral design, Capsule’s medical device integration (MDI) solutions enable connectivity of virtually any medical device to virtually any EMR system and allow hospitals to choose their type and scope of project. At their core is Capsule’s proprietary DataCaptor™ connectivity software. Proven and tested in over 1,100 implementations, DataCaptor manages the communication between medical devices and their clinical information systems. Data can be collected continuously in acute-care settings, or periodically in lower acuity, multi-patient environments. DataCaptor software is deployed through software on a PC, terminal server and/or bedside hardware such as the Capsule Neuron. Implementations range from single departments to multi-facilities, and in some cases, even system-wide deployment at hundreds of hospitals in a single network.

“Medical device integration is a rapidly growing, critical investment for hospitals as they strive to connect EMRs with a variety of medical devices from a single care unit to across the enterprise,” said Stuart Long, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer at Capsule Tech. “We look forward to helping St. Anthony’s increase efficiency and will continue to support its efforts to provide high levels of care to its patients.” About St. Anthony’s Medical Center Founded by the Franciscan Sisters of Germany in 1900, St. Anthony’s Medical Center has served the health care needs of residents of St. Louis County, Jefferson County and St. Louis City in Missouri, and St. Clair and Monroe counties in Illinois for more than 130 years.

The third-largest medical center in the St. Louis metropolitan area, St. Anthony’s is a 767-bed comprehensive healthcare complex and Level Two trauma center with primary focus service lines that include cardiology, women’s services, oncology/cancer care, orthopedics, neurology and emergency medicine. In addition, St. Anthony’s operates four urgent care facilities. St. Anthony’s, staffed by more than 3,000 employees and served by more than 750 physicians, provides services to more than 225,000 patients annually.

About Capsule Capsule is the leading global provider of medical device connectivity solutions for hospitals and healthcare organizations. Capsule enables hospitals using electronic medical records and other information systems to reduce costs, increase efficiency and improve patient care through the direct capture and delivery of patient vitals at the point-of-care. Capsule’s solutions are flexible and scalable, offering a variety of deployment options to meet the needs of any healthcare delivery organization. Founded in 1997, the Company has established strong partnerships with leading medical device manufacturers and installed enterprise-wide solutions in over 1,100 hospitals in 36 countries. For more information, visit www.capsuletech.com or call +1 978-482-2337 (US), or +33 1 5334 1400 (France).

CONTACT: PAN Communications Nikki Festa, 617-502-4300 capsule@pancomm.com KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MASSACHUSETTS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH BIOTECHNOLOGY HOSPITALS MEDICAL DEVICES MEDICAL SUPPLIES SOURCE: Capsule Tech, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2013 PUB: 01/08/2013 09:00 AM/DISC: 01/08/2013 09:00 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20130108005428/

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