Healthcare Facilities Manage Complete Compliance Continuum with Primex Wireless

Primex Wireless, the leading provider of solutions to automate and maintain healthcare facility compliance, today announced that it has reached an agreement with Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. (SSR), a leading engineering design and facility consulting firm, to assume responsibility for SSR's survey and inspection solutions.

Under the agreement, Primex Wireless will take over all development, support and sales for the Surveyor and Compliance Manager solutions. These products will be integrated into Primex Wireless' SNS Compliance Management solution set, enabling healthcare facilities to address all of their regulatory and compliance inspection and monitoring needs through one platform. SSR will continue to provide regulatory and compliance consulting services to healthcare companies.

SNS SurveyorTM is a portable software solution that allows facility managers to review codes and note deficiencies directly onto CAD drawings, enabling healthcare facilities to optimize their Statement of Conditions, Life Safety and other regulatory compliance surveys. It can also be used to create custom inspections, such as infection control risk assessments, punch lists, commissioning and facility condition assessments, based on a facility's processes and procedures. SNS Compliance ManagerTM is accessible via most standard browsers and provides additional reporting capabilities, including the reporting of PFIs to a facility's Joint Commission Connect site.

"In 2010, more than half of the issues cited for noncompliance were because healthcare facilities struggled with the complex maze of regulatory compliance standards," said Paul Shekoski, CEO of Primex. "The addition of SNS Surveyor and SNS Compliance Manager to our portfolio of synchronization and monitoring products will help healthcare facility managers more easily automate, monitor, guide and document facility activities across the entire compliance continuum, from surveys to minute-by-minute automated monitoring."

Facility managers now can access easily all the information they need for surveys and inspections through the tablet-based software of SNS Surveyor, eliminating the need to carry around marked-up blueprints, memorize complex regulatory codes or manually input data into Excel files.

The Web-based SNS Compliance Manager eliminates the need to re-enter data. It also expands the ability to produce compliance reports for the TJC Statement of ConditionsTM, building maintenance programs, environment of care inspections, and other life safety assessments including Det Norske Veritas (DNV), CMMS and other AHJ reviews. Facility staff can upload survey documentation and develop a rich set of reports that demonstrate compliance through any Web-based browser.

"Hospitals and healthcare facilities deal with unique, complex and uncompromising requirements and standards every day," said Clay Seckman, Executive Vice President of SSR, Inc. "We are excited to be partnering with Primex Wireless to provide healthcare organizations with the tools they need to stay current with rapidly changing regulatory requirements while also operating efficiently and cost-effectively with fewer resources."

The Primex Wireless SNS Compliance Management platform gives facility managers unprecedented capabilities for inspections, time synchronization, wireless sensor monitoring, automatic email alerting and accurate event logging. SNS is one of the first wireless platforms on the market that helps facility managers improve efficiency by using their existing Wi-Fi networks.

ABOUT PRIMEX WIRELESS

Primex Wireless is the leading provider of solutions to automate and maintain facility compliance, increase efficiencies and reduce risk for enterprise organizations in the healthcare, education, manufacturing and government vertical markets. Primex Wireless delivers platforms that utilize a facility's existing network infrastructure to automate, monitor, document and report essential activities performed by the facility management staff including compliance surveys, sensor monitoring, emergency light testing and time synchronization. For more information, please visit the Primex Wireless website at www.primexwireless.com.

ABOUT SSR

SSR is an employee-owned engineering design and facility consulting firm with 15 offices and more than 40 years of experience in health care, sports and entertainment, institutional and infrastructure projects. In 2011, SSR was ranked first in the ZweigWhite "Best Multidiscipline A/E Services Firm To Work For" among firms with more than 300 employees. SSR is ranked 11th on the Consulting-Specifying Engineer "MEP Giants" list and 6th on its "Cx Giants" list. To learn more, visit www.ssr-inc.com.

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