3M Track and Trace Solutions is committed to uncovering customer needs. This collaboration with PCTS broadens 3M's applications portfolio, so we can give healthcare customers the right solutions that provide real value to their operations
ST. PAUL, Minn. (PRWEB) February 21, 2008
"3M Track and Trace Solutions is committed to uncovering customer needs. This collaboration with PCTS broadens 3M's applications portfolio, so we can give healthcare customers the right solutions that provide real value to their operations," said Lem Amen, vice president of 3M Track and Trace Solutions.
The PCTS software applies business process intelligence based on location, movement and interactions between patients, staff and mobile medical equipment in order to recognize and communicate patient care milestones as they occur. The automatic data capture minimizes data entry and improves the visibility of patient care progression for clinicians to better anticipate and manage their workflow. The PCTS software is compatible with most real-time locating systems (RTLS) including ultrasound, infrared and active radio frequency identification (RFID).
"We are very pleased to collaborate with 3M, a worldwide leader in technology innovation," said Tony Marsico, President and CEO of PCTS. "The 3M Track and Trace Solutions team significantly expands our market reach and will enable more hospitals to benefit from the integration of real-time data capture within their workflow automation systems."
The Amelior software suite from PCTS includes dedicated solutions for the emergency, surgical services and outpatient services departments of healthcare facilities. Entity tracking software supports personnel and asset tracking throughout an entire healthcare facility. The software interfaces with a healthcare facility's existing information and communication systems to integrate the status of orders, case schedules, as well as patient and staff information. The software acts as a centralized workflow portal for a department integrating key patient information. The result is the ability to streamline patient flow such that busy caregivers can orchestrate resources needed for safe and timely care.
3M, a broadly diversified technology company, is a leader in the emerging field of Track and Trace, which employs RFID in a variety of ways to identify and track high-value assets for a growing variety of healthcare applications. In 2007, 3M and Mayo Clinic announced a Track and Trace collaboration to manage the movement of specimens and tissue samples from Mayo Clinic's surgical suites to its pathology labs. 3M also deployed a Track and Trace system that uses RFID to track medical files at the U.S. Army's massive Fort Hood Installation in Texas.
In addition to the expansion of Track and Trace Solutions technology in the hospital setting, 3M is developing applications for markets, such as pharmaceuticals, supply chain security and optimization, heavy industrial processes such as construction and mining, safety and protection of people and high value assets.
A recognized leader in research and development, 3M produces thousands of innovative products for dozens of diverse markets. 3M's core strength is applying its more than 40 distinct technology platforms - often in combination - to a wide array of customer needs. With $24 billion in sales, 3M employs 75,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 60 countries.
About Patient Care Technology Systems
Patient Care Technology Systems, a subsidiary of Consulier Engineering, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSLR), supports healthcare providers with intelligent workflow automation solutions to improve patient flow and reduce the risk of medical errors. The company's Amelior(TM) software suite includes AmeliorED(TM), a comprehensive emergency department information system, and automatic patient and asset tracking software for the emergency department, perioperative suite and enterprise-wide needs. Amelior automatic tracking software is compatible with most leading locating hardware including ultrasound, infrared, RFID, ultra-wideband, and Wi-Fi. PCTS customers have been recognized nationally for improvements in efficiency and clinical excellence. PCTS was recognized with the prestigious Blue Diamond Award for Best IT Innovation in 2007. For more information, visit http://www.pcts.com.
3M is a trademark of 3M Company. Amelior and AmeliorED are trademarks of Patient Care Technology Systems. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
3M and PCTS will be exhibiting at the HIMSS Show in Orlando Feb. 25-28, booths #1463 and #2221 respectively.