FORT WAYNE, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Extension Healthcare announced today that it will receive a Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly 2015 Innovation Award for the Technology category. The company’s software platform, Extension Engage™, is a next generation alarm safety and event response platform used by more than 200 hospitals to help reduce alarm and nursing interruption fatigue.
“It’s an exciting time for our company,” said Todd Plesko, CEO at Extension Healthcare. “We have been recognized as one of the top innovators in the state of Indiana and now locally in Fort Wayne. I credit our talented software developers, engineering leadership, and our overall vision to improve healthcare communications for our continued recognition as a visionary. We have a phenomenal team."
Extension Healthcare is one of nine companies in northeast Indiana that will be honored at a special awards ceremony for its innovative solutions. The Innovator of the Year, to be selected from this pool of finalists, will also be announced at the awards luncheon.
“The nominations this year were impressive. The companies have identified and met very unique needs in various industries,” said Randy Mitchell, CEO at KPC Media Group, Inc., which publishes Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly. “The talent in northeast Indiana never fails to impress us, and every year these awards helps us realize the depth and breadth of the innovation happening right here at home. KPC Media Group is privileged to help highlight that work.”
Extension Engage, unifies the multiple clinical systems, medical devices, and mobile phones in a hospital on a single platform ensuring alarms, alerts, and text messages are prioritized and delivered in a standard format to users’ phones. Engage helps to reduce nuisance alarms, unnecessary nursing interruptions and noise, and its patient-centric texting component, Engage Mobile, improves clinical communications and collaboration as well as patient care coordination.
Extension Healthcare’s alarm safety and event response platform isn’t just the next evolution of alarm safety solutions. Extension is addressing the critical problem of interruption fatigue and is transforming the way caregivers respond to patient events, and forever changing the way caregivers communicate. As an enterprise platform Extension intelligently manages clinical alarms, alerts, orders, labs, RTLS and others, while facilitating instant care team communication with patient-centric texting, both inside and outside of the hospital. Extension Engage Medical Device Alarm Notification has been granted FDA 510k Class II clearance for secondary notification.
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