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Industry-First Hybrid EMR Cart

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 3:44pm

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Shipping for the first time since Peerless Industries announced its expansion into the healthcare market at HIMSS earlier this year, the new PeerCare™ healthcare line delivers a broad portfolio of next-generation fixed and mobile IT product mounting solutions with innovative features that conserve space, provide exceptional maneuverability and maintain infection control. Industry firsts include an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) hybrid cart that can be configured for traditional notebook computers or in a powered version for iPad®, Android® and Windows-embedded devices; antimicrobial wall and ceiling mounts; and enclosure-convertible wall mount systems.

All products in the line are domestically manufactured and meet Trade Agreements Act (TAA) guidelines that regulate sales of products to U.S. Veterans Administration and Department of Defense healthcare facilities, making the PeerCare line one of the only comprehensive TAA-compliant portfolios of its kind. The products will be on display in the Peerless booth (#227) at the 25th Annual Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo running October 2-4 at Navy Pier in Chicago.

EMR Hybrid Cart
The PeerCare EMR Hybrid Cart is one of the few medical carts that can be configured as non-powered or powered by the end user, giving healthcare professionals the flexibility of handling patient data on conventional notebook computers or on iPad, Android and other thin-tablet devices. The powered cart, when outfitted with an optional modular three-battery system co-developed by Peerless and technology partner Belkin, remains operational through multiple nursing shifts before needing recharging. With batteries small enough to fit into a nurse’s palm, the system employs hot swap technology that keeps a powered cart fully operational even if one or two batteries are removed for recharging in an external charging station. The powered cart is the industry’s lightest, registering at half the weight of conventional powered carts to accommodate easier maneuverability for an aging nursing workforce.

Antimicrobial Mounting Solutions
Peerless PeerCare fixed and articulating wall and ceiling mounts are coated with Agion®, a silver-fortified finish applied during manufacture. The long-lasting formulation bolsters infection control efforts, making these first-of-their-kind PeerCare antimicrobial mounts suitable for use in patient and exam rooms, operating and emergency rooms, waiting areas, nursing stations and administrative offices. The series, available in both black and white, includes:

  • Universal Flat Wall Mount for 10” to 102” displays, seven models
  • Universal Tilt Wall Mounts for 10” to 102” displays, seven models
  • Universal Articulating Wall Arms for 26” to 71” displays, three models
  • Universal Ceiling Mount for 32” to 71” displays

Adaptive Wall Systems
Peerless PeerCare wall systems address the space constraints, workflow and demands typical in a healthcare environment. All of the wall systems are attachable to 10” to 26” flat panel displays and treated with Microban®, which inhibits the growth of bacteria, mold and fungus on surfaces. They are adaptive with a future Enclosure Pod available in calendar 4Q 2012 that allows these products to be converted into a full enclosure, thus preventing unauthorized access to the components in environments such as children’s wings.

The PeerCare Adaptive HT Wall System features a low-profile design that retracts to 4” inches when folded, making it ADA-compliant and suitable for hallways and other space-constrained areas. Able to accommodate sitting or standing healthcare professionals, the system can be adjusted vertically up to 12” and is easily installable given its simple yet elegant design.

Alternative PeerCare Adaptive Wall Systems come in heavy duty (HD) swing-arm versions for loads up to 40 lbs and light duty (LD) swing-arm versions for loads up to 20 pounds. Delivering smooth range of motion, the articulated mounts are equipped with an extended workspace above the keyboard tray and pivot limiters to prevent the system’s arms from colliding with walls. The mounts can be affixed directly to drywall with no need for studs, thus providing for a very flexible installation. Displays and keyboard trays for each mount type can be folded up against the wall when not in use, thus not encumbering patient rooms and exam areas.

“Peerless first entered the healthcare market in 1964 with CRT television mounts for use in patient rooms,” said Will Townsend, Peerless Managing Director of Healthcare Solutions. “Our expanded line of next-generation fixed and mobile healthcare products offers an uncompromising level of value, innovation, and flexibility for demanding workflow needs.

Peerless Industries
800-865-2112; www.peercaresolutions.com

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