FORT WAYNE, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Extension Healthcare, the next-generation alarm management and event response solution provider, will exhibit at the upcoming Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes (CALNOC) annual conference on October 27-28. Extension Engage™ combines alarms, alerts, and patient-centric text messaging into a single platform that manages these various communications simultaneously to reduce overall nursing interruptions and alarm fatigue.
The 2014 CALNOC theme is “Reliability & Resiliency: Dynamic Organizations for Dynamic Times”, which speaks to the continuously evolving environment that characterizes nursing. Extension Healthcare will demonstrate how advanced clinical integration achieved through the Engage enterprise platform is a necessary addition to a hospital’s communication infrastructure as they create a plan to comply with The Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goal on clinical alarm safety. Engage unifies alarms, alerts, and patient-centric texts to help hospitals overcome wide-spread problems inherent to healthcare - alarm safety and caregiver communication challenges. In the ECRI Institute 2014 Top 10 Health Technology Hazards report, alarm hazards were ranked as the number one concern.
“By year’s end, hospitals must take steps to prioritize clinical alarm safety in order to maintain TJC accreditation,” said Brian McAlpine, VP of Product Management and Marketing at Extension Healthcare. “Our advanced alarm middleware has the ability to collect alarm and alert data from multiple clinical sources to aid hospitals in targeting and reducing ‘alarm floods’ - when a nurse receives more notifications than he or she is capable of responding to. The platform also serves as a ‘traffic cop’ to manage device and human-generated communications generated simultaneously which reduces alarm fatigue and unnecessary interruptions.”
Those wanting to schedule a demonstration or meeting with Extension at the CALNOC Annual Conference can submit a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Extension will have alarm management experts in booth #7.
About Extension Healthcare
Extension Healthcare is leading the industry into the next generation of clinical alarm safety systems. Extension has merged advanced alarm management software with an innovative communications approach that enables clinical collaboration to occur in response to patient-related critical events via event driven secure text messaging and voice. The Extension Engage™ solution provides an advanced clinical rules and workflow engine that delivers intelligent notifications based on key contextual alarm, patient, and care team data. These intelligent notifications are securely routed to the appropriate staff members via their preferred communications device to support informed clinical engagement across the complete hospital enterprise. Through Extension Engage, clinicians can instantly initiate informed responses to critical events through secure text response and voice call and engage their patients and other members of the care team from any location. Extension Engage Medical Device Alarm Notification has been granted FDA 510k Class II clearance for secondary notification.
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