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EXTENSION® Showcases First-of-its-Kind Enterprise Care Team Collaboration and Communication Solution at AONE

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 11:36am
The Associated Press

FORT WAYNE, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 8, 2013--EXTENSION, INC., the developer of award-winning critical alerting and alarm management software for hospitals, announced today that it will continue its national unveiling of EXTENSION Engage™ - a unified care team collaboration solution – at the upcoming AONE (American Organization of Nurse Executives) conference. EXTENSION Engage is the first all-inclusive solution of its kind unifying alerting, secure messaging, and presence. By utilizing the intuitive mobile interface clinicians can more effectively communicate with care team members and patient care is improved.

EXTENSION is the developer of the most advanced EHR-e™ (EHR-extender™) solutions available to acute care hospitals today. An EHR-e extends the use of an EHR by mobilizing the static data that must currently be retrieved manually by logging in to a PC. For example, time-sensitive notifications, such as STAT and NOW orders are delivered immediately to the responsible caregiver on their wireless handsets, and/or smartphones eliminating delays.

"Clinical communication technologies should be engaging and should support the care delivery process at the point-of-care,” said Tom Berger, CNO at EXTENSION. “Every patient benefits from a nurses’ ability to communicate and respond more efficiently to patient needs. At the end of the day, nurses simply want to be able to provide the best care they can to their patients. EXTENSION Engage gives clinicians the ability to communicate promptly with the entire care team from any location while reducing the primary causes of alarm fatigue such as the sheer number of alerts sent to clinicians during their shift. The result is improved patient care and staff satisfaction.” On the heels of its recent introduction of EXTENSION Engage at HIMSS13, the mobile app will also be available for demonstration at the AONE conference. In addition, EXTENSION will highlight its EHR-e methodology and most popular critical alerting solutions including: Nurse call alerts Critical lab alerts Electronic order notifications including STAT and CPOE orders Full report availability notifications including cardiology, pathology, and radiology reports HIPAA-compliant text messaging FDA-pending medical devices integration EXTENSION Engage v1 is expected to be generally available by Q3 2013. To learn more contact us at information@ext-inc.com.

EXTENSION will exhibit in booth #211 at AONE Annual Meeting and Exposition, March 20-23, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO. To learn more about EXTENSION's clinical workflow and alarm management software schedule a meeting or demo with an EXTENSION representative.

About EXTENSION, INC. ( www.OpenTheRedBox.com ) EXTENSION® offers award-winning solutions that facilitate instant communication between patients and clinicians. Our solutions enhance common communication devices (wireless phones, smartphones, and communication badges) used as clinical workflow tools by aggregating data from various clinical, IT, and business systems and delivering time-critical alerts to the devices. By establishing repeatable and reliable processes with EXTENSION's advanced workflow software, healthcare systems improve patient safety, patient and staff satisfaction, and efficiency.

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