ANDOVER, MA--(Marketwire - February 18, 2009) - Capsule (www.capsuletech.com), the leading
provider of medical device connectivity, today announced a partnership
with Philips Healthcare to expand its reach into Europe, helping health
organizations realize the clinical workflow benefits of medical device
connectivity. Connectivity enables all patient vital signs data from each
device to be automatically sent into Philips' information system without
clinicians having to manually chart, saving time and allowing clinicians to
focus more time on caring for their patients.
Through the Philips and Capsule partnership, hospitals can connect
virtually any bedside medical device to Philips IntelliVue Clinical
Information Portfolio Critical Care (ICIP-CC) patient data management
system. Devices can be Philips devices or non-Philips devices including
patient monitors, ventilators, urimeters, balloon pumps, anesthesia
machines, and IV pumps.
The first European implementation of Capsule's DataCaptor 5.0 device
connectivity solution with Philips ICIP-CC system is at Hospital Sant Joan
de Deu in Barcelona, Spain. The hospital has connected devices including
Maquet Servo ventilators, the Alaris Gateway, and Draeger Evita ventilators
into Philips ICIP-CC in the ICU.
"Capsule is a very important international partner for Philips because it
offers a proven, open architecture connectivity solution that provides
integration between the many different medical devices our customers have
into our ICIP-CC clinical information system," said Thomas Kerker, market
development manager for Philips Healthcare. "Our customers can take
advantage of the large library of medical devices Capsule can connect to
and have the benefit of their guaranteed device driver updates.
Furthermore, Capsule's solution will allow our customers to have the
flexibility and scalability they need to add and change devices, as
"We are very satisfied to go live with DataCaptor and the Philips ICIP-CC
clinical information system," said Siscu Torrents, Chief of the IT
department, Hospital Sant Joan de Deu, Barcelona.
"Having device connectivity to ICIP-CC allows our clinicians to spend more
time one on one with critically ill patients instead of being tasked with
manually charting and transcribing data from all of the devices into our
clinical information system. We are focused on providing the best care for
our patients, and having this whole process automated reassures us that the
patient information is residing with complete accuracy in ICIP-CC."
"Philips is clearly a pioneer in clinical information systems, and we are
proud to work with them to expand our reach to leading international
hospitals and health organizations, such as Hospital Sant Joan de Deu,"
said Ken Purcell, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for EMEA of Capsule
Technologie. "Device connectivity has become a major priority for
hospitals around the world as they realize the tangible benefits of getting
this critical data from the bedside devices directly into their patient
information systems to improve patient care and clinician efficiency.
We're very excited to begin rolling out more implementations of DataCaptor
5.0 device connectivity solution and Philips ICIP-CC in hospitals worldwide
over the next several months."
In addition to the implementation at Hospital Sant Joan de Deu, Capsule and
Philips plan additional implementations at hospitals and healthcare
institutions in France, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada and the
United States in the coming months.
About Capsule's Connectivity Solution
Capsule's Open Architecture Connectivity Solution, featuring
DataCaptor™, delivers the largest device interface library available
with over 400 different types of medical devices supported, such as patient
monitors, ventilators, infusion pumps, and anesthesia machines. The
solution automatically converts the medical device data to HL7 or XML
format and integrates it with any Electronic Medical Record (EMR), Clinical
Information System (CIS), or Alarm and Event Management system improving
clinical documentation, enhancing workflow and saving thousands of nursing
For Philips media inquiries, please contact:
Steve Kelly, Director, Public Relations
Tel: +1 425-487-7479
Ian Race, Senior Manager, Public Relations
Tel: +1 978-659-4624
For more than 10 years, Capsule has been the world's leading, award-winning
provider of solutions for medical device connectivity. The company has
established market leadership through its 510(k) cleared software and
medical grade hardware products, its unique expertise in device protocols
and firmware, and through its strong partnerships with major medical device
manufacturers and HIS companies. Capsule's solutions are proven, with over
350 installations at leading healthcare facilities worldwide. Its
technology is secure, with the largest device driver library available in
the industry -- over 400 and growing. In 2008, Frost & Sullivan recognized
Capsule's contribution and honored the company with the Global Technology
Leadership Award. Deloitte also acknowledged Capsule for its stellar
revenue growth and presented the company with the Deloitte Technology Fast
50 and Fast 500 EMEA Awards. For more information, please visit the
company's Web site at http://www.capsuletech.com/ or contact the Company's
U.S. Marketing & Public Relations at 978-482-2337.