NEC Announces Healthcare Solution Distribution Agreement with EXTENSION, Inc.

Clinical Workflow Solution Gives NEC Leading Market Positioning

NEC Announces Healthcare Solution Distribution Agreement with EXTENSION, Inc.

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NEC Corporation of America (), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, networking and biometric solutions, today announced a distribution agreement with EXTENSION, Inc., a leading healthcare ISV/IT solutions provider. EXTENSION’s award-winning clinical workflow solutions enable collaborative communication between clinical staff and patients by sending instant, context-aware alerts to staff’s preferred devices.

NEC’s unified communications (UC) offerings are enhanced by EXTENSION’s open, standards-based HealthAlert solution suite to help hospitals compete in their marketplace while recognizing a greater return on their telephony, wireless infrastructure, and other HIT investments. The comprehensive HealthAlert solution includes pre-configured workflows for:

If an organization wishes to expand the capabilities of HealthAlert, they can upgrade to an EXTENSION Engine license and unlock the ability to add and/or create new, customized workflow configurations while maintaining the current ones.

“Increased healthcare reliance on mobile access to voice and data from anywhere and supporting the BYOD trend has increased pressure on hospitals to simplify communications within their IT landscapes,” said Todd Plesko, chief executive officer, EXTENSION. “EXTENSION and NEC are kicking off a strong partnership to offer healthcare providers the solutions they need for greater productivity and efficient use of a unified communications solution.”

“Through this agreement, NEC will be able to leverage the clinical expertise of the EXTENSION sales and professional services teams to better support the workflow transformation and connectivity needs of our increasingly mobile healthcare customers,” said Ram Menghani, vice president-UC products and support, NEC Corporation of America. “By combining the expertise of both the NEC and EXTENSION teams, we will create a laser-focused organization that will thrive, innovate and drive best-of-breed solutions into the healthcare market faster than our competition.”

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