StoneGate Senior Living Deploys Voice Technology for Outcomes-Based Care Across Its Skilled Nursing Facility Enterprise

Sep 19, 2011, 08:30 ET from Vocollect Healthcare Systems, Inc.

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vocollect Healthcare Systems (www.accunurse.com and www.blog.accunurse.com), a business unit of Intermec, Inc. (NYSE: IN), announces that StoneGate Senior Living based in Lewisville, Texas, has deployed AccuNurse® voice technology across its skilled nursing facility enterprise. Deploying voice allows StoneGate to deliver efficient care for patients and residents and to prepare for 2014 healthcare reform demands.

AccuNurse voice-assisted care enables the following processes: real-time access to information and other staff; the elimination of paper-based printouts for managing care needs and documentation; the ability for caregivers to make decisions more accurately and quickly; and, the ability for the care team to multi-task while documenting care, thereby improving productivity and directing more time back to residents.

According to John Paul Taylor, Chief Operating Officer of StoneGate Senior Living, the decision to implement voice was based on its strong commitment to quality care delivery for its patients and residents. “AccuNurse is an industry leader in providing decision-support data in real time so that trends can be identified early and updates can be made immediately,” he said. “This is directly supportive of our efforts to provide residents with thoughtfully planned care and services that foster enhanced well-being for residents and important peace of mind for their families. We’re proud to have partnered with AccuNurse to deploy this powerful solution across our enterprise.”

StoneGate has 26 skilled nursing facilities in Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas, and the implementation is currently being piloted in three of those facilities. Four more facilities will be implemented in 2011 and the remaining 20 facilities will be implemented in 2012. StoneGate expects its investment in voice to increase performance by enabling more proactive care of residents and increasing productivity of its care teams.

According to Maureen Ladouceur, Vice President of Clinical Solutions at Vocollect Healthcare Systems, Inc., “By embracing the most advanced care technology available today, StoneGate sets the leader for outcomes-driven care in its markets. AccuNurse’s real-time communication, documentation and clinical solutions expertise will enable all StoneGate facilities to better compete while being prepared for the new data-driven environment of healthcare reform.”

About AccuNurse

AccuNurse (www.accunurse.com and www.blog.accunurse.com) provides sound business guidance and data-driven clinical outcomes to long-term care’s leading facilities. Through its CliniFusion model, which couples the depth and knowledge of senior clinical advisors with the power of voice technology, the company has taken a leadership role in preparing long-term care for 2014 reform, streamlining the work of the caregiver, and making substantial and lasting improvements to the performance of their facilities. This ‘fused’ approach to achieving clinical outcomes is what empowers AccuNurse to address problems no one else can. AccuNurse is part of Vocollect, a business unit of Intermec, Inc., and the global leader in delivering voice technology to mobile workers on six continents.

About Vocollect

Vocollect, a business unit of Intermec, Inc. (NYSE: IN), is the leader in creating and providing voice-centric solutions for mobile workers in distribution and warehouse environments worldwide.  The speech recognition software and extreme recognition accuracy of in-vocabulary speech helps customers achieve a higher level of business performance through voice.  Every day over 300,000 workers worldwide use Vocollect’s comprehensive voice solutions to distribute more than $3 billion in goods from distribution centers and warehouses to customer locations. A global team of over 2,000 supply chain reseller and channel partner experts supports Vocollect Voice offerings. Vocollect VoiceWorld Suite integrates with all major WMS and ERP systems, including solutions from SAP AG, and supports the industry’s leading mobile computing devices. For more information, visit www.vocollect.com

About Intermec

Intermec, Inc. (NYSE: IN) develops and integrates products, services and technologies that identify, track and manage supply chain assets and information. Core technologies include rugged mobile computing and data collection systems, bar code printers, label media, and RFID. The company’s products and services are used by customers in many industries worldwide to improve the productivity, quality and responsiveness of business operations. For more information about Intermec, visit www.intermec.com or call 800-347-2636.

Vocollect®, Vocollect Voice® and Vocollect VoiceWorld Suite™ are trademarks of Vocollect, Inc. AccuNurse® is a registered trademark of Vocollect Healthcare Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.

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