WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Intelligence Corporation (www.niq-health.com), the leader in message-based nurse call systems, announced today it has enhanced its CarePlus system by adding an infinitely flexible soft call point system for touch screen PCs or tablets. CarePlus enables patients to differentiate priorities when assistance is required, matching the staff skill or competency required by the patient: medical; nursing; or housekeeping and service calls.
"Nurse Call systems which offer no middleware capability are, frankly, of no use in modern settings where improving the patient/clinician experience and improving efficiency and inter-operability is essential," said Andrew Rothon, CEO of Next Intelligence Corporation. "Our CarePlus product offering is a nurse call system based on middleware messaging – essentially, 'middleware in a box'".
Supporting his views, Mr. Rothon has today published a paper, "Nurse call systems are dead!"
In the article, Mr. Rothon states: "Nurse call systems that don't cross the technology chasm to become interconnecting message handling systems (with embedded middleware) will be dead by the end of the decade. The US$16 billion-dollar market will be redefined by those that can."
Mr. Rothon said: "To ensure business benefits are realised in hospitals and long term and aged care settings, IT departments and CIOs will take increasingly more control of the nurse call purchasing and rollout cycle. Nurse Call will become a core product within the IT department, not a local buzzer circuit."
NiQ's CarePlus can be considered "middleware in a box" integrating paging, wireless and VOIP telephony, ward signs, large screen information boards, email, PDAs, patient entertainment terminals, duress systems and Building Management Systems (BMS). CarePlus also integrates to legacy patient call buttons in rooms, beds, and various communication systems throughout the hospital, combining these disparate systems into a simple "Ward Status" interface available on any secure hospital PC web browser. CarePlus provides extensive reporting and Business Intelligence software capabilities providing significant workflow productivity efficiencies and improved patient safety.
About NiQ: NiQ is a global, US-based Corporation having offices in the USA, UK and Australia. CarePlus has been successfully installed in more than 100 sites, and is actively recruiting distributors and reselling partners globally. www.niq-health.com
SOURCE Next Intelligence Corporation