The Sampson Regional Medical Center in Clinton, NC, has installed and is testing a wireless communication system from Ascom Wireless Solutions.
The system is valued at more than $180,000.
The medical center is testing the system to better understand how wireless communications would help the hospital.
“The addition of this system has already changed some of our processes and procedures making us much more productive,” said David Ziolkowski, vice president, chief information officer at SRMC, in a statement. “I have received both praise and thanks from the nurses, physicians and support staff about how this system is making them more efficient and allowing them to spend more time with their patients.”
Ascom is working with the staff, providing support and feedback.
The AWS Freeset DCT1900 system works with existing nurse call, patient monitoring, lab and radiology information, and building management systems, according to Ascom.
It delivers text messages and alerts to wireless devices.
“Although we have hundreds of systems installed across the country, we did not have a single local site that had all of our solutions under one roof,” says Chad West, president and CEO of Ascom. “Now, SRMC will soon have the most widely integrated and advanced wireless voice, text messaging, and alarm platform of any hospital in North America.”
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