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Ascom and UnitingCare Health Enable Mobile Point-of-Care

UnitingCare Health, one of the largest providers of health and community services in Australia, announces successful signing with Ascom for the provision of a Workstation on Wheels (WoW) solution for St Stephens Hospital in Queensland. The roll-out of the Workstation on Wheels (WoW) solution aims to provide a fully integrated nursing station that optimizes the patient care process by enabling mobile point-of-care.

Ascom was selected to provide the solution based on the technical and ergonomic advantages provided by the Advantech AMiS-50 WoW’s together with the integrated MedProx cabinets from Elliott Data.

“The fact that UnitingCare Health chose Ascom as supplier for their mobile solution proves the clinical and operational value of the recently introduced Advantech AMiS-50 WoWs. This is an important milestone for us on the Australian market, we are also delighted by the ease of integration with the Elliott Data Systems MedProx dispensary cabinets which the Hospital deemed as vital in their care model,” says Feargal O’Farrell, Sales & Marketing Director.

As Australia’s first fully digital integrated hospital, St Stephens recognize that with the additions of WoW’s the communication will be more streamlined and help put patients at the center of care.

“Our nurses and anesthetists selected the Ascom WoW solution for its functionality and pleasing aesthetics. Its large touch screen, practical medication drawers, motorized elevation and long battery life together with an easy to clean design and ease to maneuver distinguishes Advantech AMiS-50 from the competition. The Ascom solution provides capability that will meet our hospital requirements and complement our working environment,” says Maryanne Cook, Project Manager eHealth Solutions at UnitingCare Health.

The final solution included 45 (forty-five) Advantech AMiS-50 WoWs which feature:

  • Integrated Medprox medication dispensing cabinets to help enhance critical clinical systems such as bedside documentation and beside medication administration.
  • Neat cable routing to avoid snagging and for easy cleaning and management
  • Fanless operation for improved infection control
  • Button control motor lifter for height adjustment which helps support better posture
  • Larger wheels to decrease the amount of force needed to operate which enables easier movement on all floor types.
  • Industrial grade battery for longer computer run time which enables it last throughout a shift.
  • The ability to customize to individuals/hospitals with over 30 different attachments.

For more information visit www.ascom.com.au

ABOUT ASCOM WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

Ascom Wireless Solutions (www.ascom.com/ws) is a leading provider of on-site wireless communications for key segments such as hospitals, elderly care, independent living, manufacturing industries, secure establishments, retail and hotels. More than 75,000 systems are installed at major companies all over the world. The company offers a broad range of voice and professional messaging solutions, creating value for customers by supporting and optimizing their Mission-Critical processes. The solutions are based on VoWiFi, IP-DECT, nurse call and paging technologies, smartly integrated into existing enterprise systems. The company has subsidiaries in 12 countries and 1,200 employees worldwide. Founded in 1955 and based in Göteborg, Sweden, Ascom Wireless Solutions is part of the Ascom Group, listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange.

ABOUT ADVANTECH

Advantech is a leading provider of trusted, innovative products, services, and solutions. Advantech develops many digital healthcare devices designed for doctors, nurses, and caregivers, to enhance healthcare quality. Most recently, Advantech has developed a highly integrated computerised nursing workstation wheels (WoW) the ‘AMiS-50’ with a Motor lifter to adjust height electrically. The AMiS-50 has big casters (125 mm), increasing its versatility allowing ease-of-use on different kinds of floors. Furthermore, it has been designed with four USB 2.0 ports and one Gigabit Ethernet interface (RJ-45) which allows clinicians to be equipped with more accessories.Advantech’s focus on the Medical industry means that not only are our products tailored to suit the exact needs of the Healthcare sector, but our service and support as well.

ABOUT ELIOTT DATA

Elliott Data Systems, Inc. has provided quality healthcare solutions for more than thirty years. We offer customised, complete solution offerings to assist clients with improving point-of-care at the bedside, medication administration, positive ID, infection control and bedside documentation. Each solution is client specific and uniquely integrated using point-of-care technology to create a truly complete solution that will deliver successful, long term results.

Elliott's headquarters is located in St. Louis, MO with offices located in Memphis, TN and Chicago, IL. Elliott's staff of professionals include POC Specialists, technical staff and customer service to support and service Complete Care clients. Our experts have experience working directly with healthcare professionals to develop, configure and maintain point-of-care technology solutions.

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