PatientSafe Solutions Exhibits PatientTouch™, The First Smart Device Designed for Patient Care, At National Patient Safety

-Attendees have opportunity to meet PatientTouch™ at Booth 617/618-

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PatientSafe Solutions™ Inc., a healthcare information technology company which delivers real-time, mobile clinical solutions to hospitals to improve patient safety, quality, and satisfaction, while decreasing costs at the point of care, announced today that the company is a silver sponsor of the National Patient Safety Foundation’s 13th annual Patient Safety Congress near Washington, D.C., on May 25-27. Attendees to this international patient safety event will have the opportunity to see hands-on demonstrations of the company’s PatientTouch™ System and meet its executives during the exhibit hours.

``There is a true mission match between our company and the National Patient Safety Foundation,” said James M. Sweeney, PatientSafe Solutions Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “The healthcare system is reaching a critical inflection point where patient safety and quality must improve while unnecessary costs must be reduced. We believe technology designed specifically to support the delivery of care will play a critical role in closing the information gaps that lead to safety or quality lapses. We look forward to sharing and discussing ideas and innovations at this noteworthy gathering of patient safety leaders.’’

PatientTouch operates on Apple’s iPod touch® platform. Pocket-sized, ruggedized, and equipped with a 12-hour battery, the lightweight PatientTouch device conveniently stays with the caregiver throughout a shift. PatientTouch offers guided clinical workflows, alerts, and reminders to ensure more accurate clinical decision making, reduce preventable errors, and improve hospital policy/procedure compliance. Communications functions including subject and free-text messaging, voice over IP, and video conferencing features enable care teams to easily and securely access each other, decreasing information delays, improving efficiency, and smoothing care transitions.

“Burdens on caregivers are significant today given the complexity of nursing documentation required, patient loads and the severity of illness for hospitalized patients,” Sweeney said, “Nurses spend less than 19% of their time actually caring for patients and most of their time hunting and gathering critical patient information. PatientTouch allows caregivers to spend less time on documentation and administrative tasks and more time delivering care to patients and their families.”

The NPSF, the nation’s leading advocacy voice for patient safety, is hosting the 2011 Patient Safety Congress at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. The meeting brings together patient safety experts and practitioners from around the globe to share the latest best practices and tools for delivering safe patient care. The conference is expected to be attended by health care executives, patient safety professionals, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, risk management and quality leaders, medical students, researchers, patient safety advocates and patients.

Attendees can meet PatientTouch at the PatientSafe Solutions booth (617/618) during the following exhibit hours or by contacting [email protected]

Wednesday, May 26     6-8 p.m.    
Day 1: Thursday, May 26     12-1:45 p.m. and 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Day 2: Friday, May 27     12:15-2 p.m.

About PatientSafe Solutions

PatientSafe Solutions™, a health information technology company based in San Diego, Calif., delivers real-time mobile clinical solutions to hospitals to improve patient safety, quality, and satisfaction while decreasing costs at the point of care. The company is led by senior executives with a proven track record of solving difficult healthcare problems with innovative technology, solutions, and services. CEO James M. Sweeney is a recognized leader in patient safety and was responsible for the award-winning "Beyond Blame" video, which has become a critical industry standard describing in detail how medication errors affect practitioners and patients. PatientSafe Solutions has raised more than $70 million since 2002 from prominent investors including Psilos, TPG Biotech, Camden Partners, and Menlo Ventures. The company was named one of the Wall Street Journal’s Top 50 Venture-Backed Companies in 2011



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