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CapsuleTech Inc. Introduces Low Acuity Application for Connectivity in Med-Surg Environments


2/23/2010 3:02:40 PM

ANDOVER, MA--(Marketwire - February 23, 2010) -

HIMSS -- Capsule (www.capsuletech.com), the leading provider of medical device connectivity, introduces its low acuity application, ideal for the med-surg environment. Capsule's new low acuity application is a key component of their Enterprise Device Connectivity Solution, enabled by the innovative Capsule Neuron™ platform. It features a design that integrates with the hospital's existing or planned clinical workflow processes and leverages its current technology and infrastructure investments.

Created with the clinician in mind, the design integrates with the clinical work process by mounting the Capsule Neuron on a roll stand with the spot check monitor. This means that the clinician can simply go to each patient on the floor and take vitals, knowing that the Capsule Neuron will automatically be capturing them. More importantly, validation and transmission of those vitals to the patient's record is done directly at the point of care, without the clinician ever having to leave the patient's bedside or log into another workstation or hand-held device. And, the Capsule Neuron also allows clinicians to add annotations to captured measurements or enter additional manual vitals such as temperature and respirations.

Capsule also understands the technical requirements of hospitals and designed the low acuity application to allow hospitals to leverage existing investments and infrastructures. Featuring Capsule's proven DataCaptor™ Connectivity software, the application runs on the hospital's existing server and delivers connectivity for over 450 medical devices. This means that the solution will not require a hospital to purchase additional hardware to run and that it will work with 98% of all patient monitors so hospitals can utilize the monitors they already have in the unit.

"As a practicing nurse for over 19 years, and clinical advisor to numerous vendors, I continue to be amazed by the number of technologies that are introduced that have no consideration for the effect their design will have on the clinician's already overburdened workload," stated Susan Niemeier, CNO Capsule Tech, Inc. "Capsule's low acuity application simply made sense, clinically and technically. This is why I decided to join Capsule as their CNO; to ensure that this product, and all products that Capsule will be introducing in the future, will continue to feature a design that truly helps the clinician. I am excited to bring this product to market and eager to show it to my nursing colleagues."

For a complete demonstration of Capsule's Enterprise Connectivity Solution and new low acuity application, stop by booth #7473 at HIMSS 2010 or call 978-482-2337 to schedule a demo at your facility.

About Capsule's Enterprise Connectivity Solution™
Capsule's Enterprise Connectivity Solution is the only solution that will truly adapt to the environment it operates in. Its design gives hospitals the option to deploy connectivity throughout the enterprise so that all departments, not just high acuity, can enjoy the value that device integration has to offer. And it completely integrates with existing or planned caregiver work processes and allows a facility to leverage existing technologies. For more information about Capsule's new Enterprise Connectivity Solution, visit http://www.capsuletech.com.

About the Capsule Neuron platform
The Capsule Neuron is Capsule's Next Generation Bedside Platform for managing device connectivity. It is a touch screen device equipped with its own docking station that provides a universal view and status of connectivity for all devices connected to a patient, including devices that are connected locally to a Capsule Neuron docking station and devices that are networked via the hospitals' wired or wireless LAN. And the Capsule Neuron provides the basis for an expanding set of solutions to enable improved bedside workflow and enhanced patient safety. For more information about the Capsule Neuron visit http://www.capsuletech.com/our-solution-capsule-neuron.htm.

About Capsule
For more than 12 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 FDA 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 530 installations at leading healthcare facilities worldwide and its technology is secure, with the largest installed device driver library. Furthermore, Capsule is continually recognized as the leader in the industry receiving the 2008 Frost & Sullivan Global Technology Leadership Award as well as the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and Fast 500 EMEA Awards. And, with the introduction of the Capsule Neuron™ platform and Enterprise Connectivity Solution, Capsule will continue to be the leader, by working with our partners to develop and implement solutions that meet the short and long term patient safety needs of hospitals today. 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.


Contact:
Amanda McAlpine
978-482-2337
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