Critical Response Systems Announces HL7 Upgrade for the M1503 Echo Response Pager

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Enhancement provides clinicians with improved critical alerts and response mechanism

Critical Response Systems (CRS), a provider of leading-edge, mission-critical communication systems, announced recently an HL7 ACM upgrade for the response pager and the SPARKGAP messaging system. The upgrade optimizes the M1503 Echo response pager’s operation when providing detailed alarm information from a patient care device (EEG, infusion pump, respirator, etc.) to clinical personnel.

“Our SPARKGAP system is already an excellent solution for code paging and hospital critical communications,” commented Brian Claise, Chief Technology Officer for CRS. “Now our HL7 ACM upgrade enables the M1503 Echo to more efficiently notify clinical personnel of patient care device alarms, and to enter acknowledgements and responses into appropriate summary care records.”

The upgrade is a software-only field update for the M4101 System Controller and the M1503 Echo. The upgrade supports single-button responses, hospital-wide enforcement of alerting tones, UI behavior, and encryption keys, WCTP and SDP connections to multiple HL7 compliant alarm managers, and other capabilities to support IHE PCD Profile Alarm Communication Management behavioral guidelines. The upgrade can be applied to a live system without interrupting system operation.

About Critical Response Systems
Critical Response Systems’ manufactures leading-edge wireless data systems, focused
solely on critical messaging and alerting. We know that every response starts with an alert, and our systems use the latest technology to ensure that first responders and clinical personnel get their messages quickly, correctly and reliably. For more information, visit us at


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