ECDS EmpowER Systems Demonstrates Emergency Department Risk Reducing Technology with Glance Networks’ Reliable Screen Sharing Service

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Glance™ desktop screen sharing service allows emergency room staff to easily see benefits of ECDS’s electronic patient charting and tracking system.

Hospital personnel don’t have time to waste

Glance Networks, Inc., creators of the “one-button simple” Glance™ screen sharing service, today announced that Emergency Care Documentation Systems (ECDS) uses Glance to demonstrate their user friendly and cost reducing electronic charting systems technology to hospital emergency departments. Responding to the Bush administration’s stated goal of bringing widely accessible electronic health records to most Americans by 2014, ECDS uses Glance to easily show the benefits of replacing a hospital’s antiquated handwritten charts with electronic systems.

ECDS’s electronic medical system, EmpowER™, tracks patients from triage through discharge. Medical personnel can share records over their intranets, replacing outdated handwritten charts and eliminating incomplete patient records, delays in service, and errors caused by illegible handwriting. Hospitals can process patients far more efficiently during a large scale natural disaster and the company’s new BioAlert™ system can track bioterror attacks or epidemics. The challenge for ECDS, according to company Dr. President Seth Guterman, is communicating the benefits of their electronic systems to busy ED staff.

“Hospital personnel don’t have time to waste,” commented DR. Guterman. “We tried several web conferencing services to demonstrate our capabilities over the Internet, but complicated set ups and confusing software downloads were more than staff or hospital security systems wanted to deal with. And presenting our user-friendly medical systems using a complex tool made no sense.”

“With Glance, presenting to a hospital’s staff is simple,” said Guterman. “With a click of a mouse we easily demonstrate the value of electronic charting to administrators, ED doctors and nurses. There is no learning curve. We connect instantly and get right into our presentation. Glance is completely dependable. We rely on its user-friendly service to demonstrate EmpowER’s ability to improve clinical and fiscal health in Emergency Departments.”

Glance is a simple, reliable screen sharing service for hosting instant web demos and presentations. Anyone with an Internet connection can show what’s on their PC screen (software applications, presentations, documents, designs, pictures) to up to 15 locations at a time. Glance’s Guests Connect for Free™ flat-rate pricing allows an unlimited number of presentations for a simple, predictable price. Guests connect instantly from nearly any PC, Mac or Linux computer.

“Sales people need a simple web demo tool they can depend upon,” says Glance Networks’ CEO, Rich Baker. “ECDS has found that complicated web conferencing services are prone to connection problems and tend to distract prospects from the sales person’s pitch. Glance’s reliability and simplicity let ECDS easily and dependably communicate the value of their products to hospital staffs nationwide.”

Unlike traditional web conferencing, Glance guests connect in seconds. Glance’s simplicity and affordability is particularly attractive to small-to-medium sized businesses (SMB’s) and organizations that need a reliable screen sharing tool.

About Emergency Care Documentation Systems

The ECDS EmpowER System is a fully comprehensive, user-friendly Emergency Department electronic medical record (EMR) that was recognized in a JCAHO publication as a “success story and role model” and can interface with any hospital HIS. Recently ECDS partnered with New York Downtown Hospital, New York’s largest Emergency Department to launch BioAlert, a real time management system for community epidemic/bioterroism preparedness. Emergency room physician and co-founder, Dr. Seth Guterman, formed the Chicago based company in 1999 after seeing the need to reduce waiting time spent by patients at hospitals. Electronic medical records reduce costs, raise revenues and reduce risks in hospital emergency departments For more information please visit http://www.ecds.md    

About Glance Networks

Glance Networks, Inc., provides a simple, dependable screen sharing service to instantly show a live PC screen to anyone online. Unlike traditional feature-heavy web conferencing services, Glance guests connect instantly. The service’s simple, scalable architecture ensures high reliability. Companies use Glance to host live web demos and sales presentations, to provide customer training and technical support and to review spreadsheets and documents. Founded in February 2000 by two former PictureTel executives, Glance is privately held, with headquarters in Arlington, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit http://www.glance.net.

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