LEWISVILLE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CareView Communications, Inc. ("CareView" or the "Company") (OTCQB: CRVW), an information technology provider to the healthcare industry, announced today that the use of its Virtual Bed Rails™ application has helped hospitals reduce patient falls between 50% and 78% at reporting hospitals. In the last year, CareView helped hospitals protect more than 140,000 patients by using the Virtual Bed Rails technology approximately 1.5 million times in thirty-two contracted hospitals. These hospitals using the CareView System® and Virtual Bed Rails application have become safer and their patients are better protected resulting in more lives being saved.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports the costs of patient falls at approximately $18 billion per year. The Virtual Bed Rail application is sophisticated technology that works with the CareView System to reduce falls, related injuries and the cost of those related injuries. The alarm for the Virtual Bed Rails application alerts caregivers that a patient may be in danger and NurseView™ allows medical staff to see into a patient's room in order that quick intervention will protect the patient from falls and injuries.
"Caregivers want very much to protect their patients and keep them safe; they just need a reliable tool that is easy to use. Our Virtual Bed Rails application is just that tool, and at $2.30 per day/per bed it is an affordable option for all hospitals," said Samuel A. Greco, Chief Executive Officer. "The CareView System and Virtual Bed Rails application have proven to have a significant impact on improving patient safety and well-bring and reducing the costs associated with injuries sustained in falls. One hospital that recently installed the CareView System and the Virtual Bed Rails application reported 45 days of operations without a single fall," Greco continued.
The CareView System is a suite of products that brings the information technology of the 21st century directly to patients, families and healthcare providers by connecting them through one easy-to-install and simple-to-use system. This collaboration will allow hospitals to provide:
- The safest environment to protect patients from falls in the patient room.
- The ability to implement audit tools to ensure that quality standards are being met and safety measures are being complied with, while both are used to further educate caregivers to continually enhance quality and safety for their patients.
- Doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers with the ability to efficiently and cost-effectively monitor, treat, and visit their patients.
- Family members and friends with the ability to use the Internet to monitor, visit, and correspond with their loved ones who are patients at CareView Hospitals.
- Patients and their visitors with direct access to on-demand high-speed Internet and first-run movies in their rooms.
About CareView Communications, Inc.
CareView has created a proprietary high-speed data network system that can be deployed throughout a healthcare facility using the existing cable television infrastructure. This network supports CareView’s Room Control Platform and complementary suite of software applications designed to streamline workflow and improve value-added services offered to customers. Real-time bedside monitoring and point-of-care video monitoring and recording improve patient safety, efficiency while limiting liability, and entertainment packages and education enhance quality of stay. This technology may also act as an interface gateway for other software systems and medical devices moving forward. CareView is dedicated to working with all types of hospitals, nursing homes, adult living centers and selected outpatient care facilities domestically and internationally. Corporate offices are located at 405 State Highway 121 Bypass, Suite B-240, Lewisville, TX 75067. More information about the Company is available on the Company’s website at www.care-view.com.
Questions about this release may be directed to Steven Johnson, President and Chief Operating Officer at (972) 943-6050.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy securities of CareView Communications, Inc. Certain statements in this release and other written or oral statements made by or on behalf of the Company are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Statements regarding future events and developments and our future performance, as well as management’s expectations, beliefs, plans, estimates or projections relating to the future are forward-looking statements within the meaning of these laws. The forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties including market acceptance of the Company’s services and projects and the Company’s continued access to capital and other risks and uncertainties. The actual results the Company achieves may differ materially from any forward-looking statements due to such risks and uncertainties. These statements are based on our current expectations and speak only as of the date of such statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of future events, new information or otherwise.
CareView Communications, Inc.
Steven Johnson, 972-943-6050
President and Chief Operating Officer
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