Mobile Power System Has Unsurpassed Battery Performance
ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- When Yale-New Haven Hospital was selecting mobile workstations for the tertiary care trauma facility, dependability and ease-of-use were among the top criteria in its selection process.
Relying on the feedback from nurses within the hospital who were testing various wireless carts, Yale New-Haven selected mobile workstations that are equipped with the Anton/Bauer Hot-Swap power system — a solution that provides fully charged batteries that last an entire shift. With the technology, point-of-care providers can easily swap out depleted batteries for two fresh batteries, allowing for nonstop operation, which significantly improves workflow.
“When we were looking at wireless carts, we wanted equipment that was easy to maneuver,” said Alton Gloer, client solutions architect at the Connecticut-based Level I trauma facility. “Additionally, we needed wireless carts that had ample battery performance and stayed charged for an entire shift.”
Before selecting the wireless carts with the Anton/Bauer Hot-Swap system in 2009, Yale-New Haven Hospital often faced challenges with its battery systems, according to Gloer.
“There were times when our battery systems only lasted a couple of hours,” he stated. “We needed a battery solution that lasted significantly longer for our selected mobile workstation.”
Currently, Yale New-Haven Hospital uses about 1600 Anton/Bauer power systems to power their mobile workstations.
As healthcare facilities look to improve costs and meet increased healthcare regulations, they will further rely on solutions that capture more information at the point of care, said Michael Accardi, president, Anton/Bauer.
“Anton/Bauer delivers a solution that helps hospitals meet an increasingly critical need — leveraging technology to streamline administrative tasks and improve the patient experience,” Accardi said. “Moreover, our solutions provide a level of dependability and reliability that translates into an improved provider experience and an almost immediate reduction in equipment costs.”
Anton/Bauer is a brand of The Vitec Group and the world’s premier provider of batteries, chargers, and other mobile power systems for the healthcare industry. In addition to its Hot-Swap solution, the company also offers hospitals with the most dynamic power system available — called MPS-4.
The recently-released MPS-4 is the first power system to accommodate multiple cell chemistries with a single charging device. This helps hospitals meet budget and performance requirements. Other benefits include:
- The ability to simultaneously charge batteries while carts are in use,
- 400-800 Watt-hours of continuous runtime, and
- Seamless integration with battery management software.
ABOUT YALE-NEW HAVEN HOSPITAL
Yale-New Haven Hospital is a 966-bed, not-for-profit hospital serving as the primary teaching hospital for Yale School of Medicine. Yale-New Haven was founded as the fourth voluntary hospital in the U.S. in 1826 and today, the hospital complex includes Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital, and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, which opened in October 2009. YNHH has a combined medical staff of about 3,400 university and community physicians practicing in more than 100 specialties. Visit www.ynhh.org for additional information.
With more than 40 years of proven experience, Anton/Bauer is recognized as the world’s innovator and premier provider of multi-chemistry battery, charging, and monitoring technology for the Mobile Power Systems (MPS) industry. Anton Bauer MPS designs and manufactures Mobile Power Systems used on medical workstations on wheels (WOWs) and other mobile devices. The company’s headquarters is in Shelton, Conn., and operates offices in South America, Europe and Asia. For more information on Anton/Bauer, visit www.AntonBauerMPS.com.
ABOUT THE VITEC GROUP PLC
The Vitec Group plc is acknowledged as a global leader in the supply of equipment and services to the broadcasting, entertainment and photographic industries and has established a reputation for technical excellence and superior engineering along with an astute business strategy which has seen it grow by acquisition. Innovation is a cornerstone of the Group’s activities and the organization is committed to a policy of continuous product development. With revenues (2007) of $546m (£274m) and over 2200 employees world-wide, its products are distributed in almost 100 countries, through a strong, fully-resourced distribution network or direct to the end user or corporate customer. More information can be found at www.vitecgroup.com.
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