Critical Response Systems Provides Critical Messaging Solution to The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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It was recently announced that Baltimore's Johns Hopkins Hospital has regained its No. 1 U.S. medical facility ranking for people with life-threatening and rare conditions. Johns Hopkins went live earlier this year on Critical Response Systems (CRS), critical messaging solution that utilizes the M1503 Pager.

It was recently announced that Baltimore's Johns Hopkins Hospital has regained its No. 1 U.S. medical facility ranking for people with life-threatening and rare conditions. Johns Hopkins went live earlier this year on Critical Response Systems (CRS), critical messaging solution that utilizes the M1503 Pager. CRS provides a dedicated system for critical alerting, enterprise-wide, to Johns Hopkins that combines the best possible performance and reliability with low cost of ownership and a rapid ROI. A single rooftop antenna delivers urgent and critical messages to Johns Hopkins’ staff members within the hospital as well as up to 20 square miles of surrounding area.

The CRS critical messaging solution is completely self-contained and does not rely on cellular towers, Internet coverage, external communication apps or email servers. Johns Hopkins message recipients can reply instantly with just a touch of a button, confirming receipt and how they will react. Also, the CRS system is easily managed and administered from a central location. All system maintenance, address additions, encryption keys, pager settings, etc. are automatically programmed into pagers over the air. The CRS system currently supports over 350 pagers at Johns Hopkins with the ability for unlimited growth.

The system is installed in the new Johns Hopkins Sheikh Zayed Tower and The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center, a 1.6 million-square-foot facility that features two connected 12-story towers. Opened in early 2012, the facility incorporates the best ideas in modern health care. Johns Hopkins is among the nation’s largest academic medical centers.

“We are pleased to play a small role in Johns Hopkins care delivery process,” commented Brian Claise, CTO of Critical Response Systems. “Johns Hopkins healthcare professional understand that while cell phones and smart phones are good solutions for voice communications and web apps, they are not the best choice for critical alerting,” Claise explained. “Phones rely on cellular service and the Internet, both of which are subject to dropped calls and other momentary outages. This is not acceptable for John Hopkins’ life-critical situations. Additionally, cellular devices can be turned off, and they invite personal usage that hinders productivity.”

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 http://www.criticalresponse.com .

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