CareView Communications, Inc. Announces Execution of Pilot Agreement with Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
LEWISVILLE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CareView Communications, Inc. ("CareView" or the "Company") (OTCQB:CRVW), an information technology provider to the healthcare industry, announced today the execution of a three-month pilot agreement with Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, a 526-bed hospital owned by Baptist Health. Baptist Health has approximately 1,150 licensed beds located in or near Jacksonville, Florida.
“We are hopeful the video technology with dedicated personnel watching the monitors will assist us in a faster response. Every second counts when it comes to fall prevention. Reducing falls and falls that result in injuries is a systemwide initiative.”
Under the pilot agreement, CareView has installed on a sample of beds at Baptist Jacksonville its CareView System® products and services, including parts of its Primary Package (with NurseView®, Virtual Bed Rails® and Virtual Chair Rails™ modules, the CareView Fall Management Program® and Rounding Alerts) and additional services including the Sitter Management Program and Nursing Alerts and Reminders.
"We look forward to partnering with Baptist Health and know that our products will assist them to continue providing their patients with exceptional care. Our products will provide their patients with greater safety and satisfaction and will provide more efficient ways to manage staff, assets and patient care," said Steve Johnson, CareView's President and Chief Executive Officer.
CareView utilizes unique patented technology to enhance patient safety and prevent patient falls. Virtual Bed Rails and Virtual Chair Rails can be set up remotely from a monitoring station or handheld device to passively monitor patient motion in and around the bedside. This technology has shown tremendous efficacy in reducing falls and providing advanced response times from nursing.
Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville is using the technology as part of an overall enhancement to its culture of safety. Staff will be dedicated around the clock to watch the monitors and use existing hand-free communication devices worn by nursing staff to notify them in the event of a potential patient fall.
"Our primary goal is to reduce falls and falls with injuries," said Nancy Simon, Vice President of Patient Care Services for Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville. "We are hopeful the video technology with dedicated personnel watching the monitors will assist us in a faster response. Every second counts when it comes to fall prevention. Reducing falls and falls that result in injuries is a systemwide initiative."
About CareView Communications, Inc.
CareView's mission is to be the leading provider of products and on-demand application services for the healthcare industry by specializing in bedside video monitoring, archiving and patient care documentation systems and patient entertainment services. Through the use of telecommunications technology and the Internet, our products and on-demand services will greatly increase the access to quality medical care and education for both consumers and healthcare professionals. We offer the next generation of patient care through our unique data and patient monitoring system that connects patients, families and healthcare professionals (the "CareView System®"). Our proprietary, high-speed data network system may be deployed throughout a healthcare facility to provide the facility with recurring revenue and infrastructure for future applications. Real-time bedside and point-of-care video monitoring and recording improve efficiency while limiting liability, and entertainment packages and patient education enhance the patient's quality of stay. Through continued investment in patient care technology, we are helping hospitals and assisted living facilities build a safe, high quality healthcare delivery system that best serves the patient, while striving for the highest level of patient satisfaction and comfort. CareView is dedicated to working with all types of hospitals, nursing homes, adult living centers and selected outpatient care facilities domestically and internationally. Corporate offices are located at 405 State Highway 121 Bypass, Suite B-240, Lewisville, TX 75067. More information about the Company and its products and services is available on the Company’s website at www.care-view.com.
About Baptist Health
Baptist Health is a faith-based, mission-driven system in Northeast Florida comprised of Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, Baptist Medical Center Beaches, Baptist Medical Center Nassau, Baptist Medical Center South, Baptist Clay Medical Campus and Wolfson Children’s Hospital – the region's only children's hospital. All Baptist Health hospitals, along with Baptist Home Health Care, have achieved Magnet™ status for excellence in patient care. Baptist Health includes the area's only dedicated heart hospital, a cancer center, orthopedic institute, women’s services, neurological institute including comprehensive neurosurgical services, a comprehensive stroke center and two primary stroke centers, a Bariatric Center of Excellence, a full range of psychology and psychiatry services, outpatient facilities, urgent care services, and primary and specialty care physicians' offices throughout Northeast Florida. For more details, visit baptistjax.com. For information on Wolfson Children’s Hospital, visit www.wolfsonchildrens.org.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy securities of CareView Communications, Inc. Certain statements in this release, including those regarding the success of the pilot program with Baptist Health, the assertion that our products will provide greater safety and satisfaction to the patients of Baptist Health, and other written or oral statements made by or on behalf of the Company, are "forward looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Statements regarding future events and developments and our future performance, as well as management’s expectations, beliefs, plans, estimates or projections relating to the future are forward-looking statements within the meaning of these laws. The forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties including market acceptance of the Company’s services and projects and the Company’s continued access to capital and other risks and uncertainties. The actual results the Company achieves may differ materially from any forward-looking statements due to such risks and uncertainties. These statements are based on our current expectations and speak only as of the date of such statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of future events, new information or otherwise.