FORT WAYNE, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Extension Healthcare, the next-generation alarm management and event response solution provider, will exhibit at the upcoming ANCC National Magnet Conference. The Extension Engage™ platform provides nurses with contextual alarm and alert notifications on their mobile communication devices and includes a patient-centric texting component for an all-in-one solution to alarm management and event response.
ANCC Magnet Recognition is awarded to hospitals displaying the highest level of nursing excellence and to those that integrate innovative solutions to improve patient care, safety, and satisfaction. The Engage alarm management and event response solution helps hospitals reduce alarm fatigue and coordinate patient care which can help with achieving and maintaining Magnet certification.
The Extension Engage clinical alarm middleware is in use today by several healthcare systems recognized as Magnet Hospitals including Mercy Hospital (FL), Oak Lawn Hospital (MI), Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (PA), and Middleton Veteran’s Hospital (WI). Among other goals, these hospitals have invested in the Engage platform to improve clinical workflows and patient care coordination.
The Engage enterprise platform unifies alarms, alerts, and secure texts to help hospitals overcome a wide-spread problem inherent to healthcare - alarm safety and alarm fatigue. In the ECRI Institute 2014 Top 10 Health Technology Hazards report, alarm hazards were ranked as the number one concern. According to Sarah Williams, MBA, RRT, Director of Clinical Solutions at Extension Healthcare, “I’d be willing to bet my license that every nurse in every hospital wishes they had a better way to communicate with other caregivers and their patients as well as the ability to eliminate meaningless interruptions related to alarms and alerts.” Ms. Williams adds, “Only next generation alarm management middleware has the ability to deliver smart notifications with context to nurse’s wireless phones with embedded patient-centric secure texting, voice, and real-time care team directory information. Coming from a clinical environment I can honestly say that the Engage solution would save me a lot of stress linked to alarm fatigue and facilitate better care team collaboration.”
Those wanting to schedule a demonstration or meeting with Extension at the ANCC Annual Conference can submit a request to Information@ExtensionHealthcare.com. Extension will have alarm management experts and clinical representation in its booth, #1203.
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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