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Capsule and Philips Expand Device Connectivity Footprint in Europe


2/18/2009 11:15:20 AM

ANDOVER, MA--(Marketwire - February 18, 2009) - Capsule (www.capsuletech.com), the leading provider of medical device connectivity, today announced a partnership with Philips Healthcare to expand its reach into Europe, helping health organizations realize the clinical workflow benefits of medical device connectivity. Connectivity enables all patient vital signs data from each device to be automatically sent into Philips' information system without clinicians having to manually chart, saving time and allowing clinicians to focus more time on caring for their patients.

Through the Philips and Capsule partnership, hospitals can connect virtually any bedside medical device to Philips IntelliVue Clinical Information Portfolio Critical Care (ICIP-CC) patient data management system. Devices can be Philips devices or non-Philips devices including patient monitors, ventilators, urimeters, balloon pumps, anesthesia machines, and IV pumps.

The first European implementation of Capsule's DataCaptor 5.0 device connectivity solution with Philips ICIP-CC system is at Hospital Sant Joan de Deu in Barcelona, Spain. The hospital has connected devices including Maquet Servo ventilators, the Alaris Gateway, and Draeger Evita ventilators into Philips ICIP-CC in the ICU.

"Capsule is a very important international partner for Philips because it offers a proven, open architecture connectivity solution that provides integration between the many different medical devices our customers have into our ICIP-CC clinical information system," said Thomas Kerker, market development manager for Philips Healthcare. "Our customers can take advantage of the large library of medical devices Capsule can connect to and have the benefit of their guaranteed device driver updates. Furthermore, Capsule's solution will allow our customers to have the flexibility and scalability they need to add and change devices, as needed."

"We are very satisfied to go live with DataCaptor and the Philips ICIP-CC clinical information system," said Siscu Torrents, Chief of the IT department, Hospital Sant Joan de Deu, Barcelona.

"Having device connectivity to ICIP-CC allows our clinicians to spend more time one on one with critically ill patients instead of being tasked with manually charting and transcribing data from all of the devices into our clinical information system. We are focused on providing the best care for our patients, and having this whole process automated reassures us that the patient information is residing with complete accuracy in ICIP-CC."

"Philips is clearly a pioneer in clinical information systems, and we are proud to work with them to expand our reach to leading international hospitals and health organizations, such as Hospital Sant Joan de Deu," said Ken Purcell, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for EMEA of Capsule Technologie. "Device connectivity has become a major priority for hospitals around the world as they realize the tangible benefits of getting this critical data from the bedside devices directly into their patient information systems to improve patient care and clinician efficiency. We're very excited to begin rolling out more implementations of DataCaptor 5.0 device connectivity solution and Philips ICIP-CC in hospitals worldwide over the next several months."

In addition to the implementation at Hospital Sant Joan de Deu, Capsule and Philips plan additional implementations at hospitals and healthcare institutions in France, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada and the United States in the coming months.

About Capsule's Connectivity Solution

Capsule's Open Architecture Connectivity Solution, featuring DataCaptor™, delivers the largest device interface library available with over 400 different types of medical devices supported, such as patient monitors, ventilators, infusion pumps, and anesthesia machines. The solution automatically converts the medical device data to HL7 or XML format and integrates it with any Electronic Medical Record (EMR), Clinical Information System (CIS), or Alarm and Event Management system improving clinical documentation, enhancing workflow and saving thousands of nursing hours.

For Philips media inquiries, please contact:

Steve Kelly, Director, Public Relations
Tel: +1 425-487-7479
E-mail: steve.kelly@philips.com


Ian Race, Senior Manager, Public Relations
Tel: +1 978-659-4624
E-mail: ian.race@philips.com

About Capsule

For more than 10 years, Capsule has been the world's leading, award-winning provider of solutions for medical device connectivity. The company has established market leadership through its 510(k) cleared software and medical grade hardware products, its unique expertise in device protocols and firmware, and through its strong partnerships with major medical device manufacturers and HIS companies. Capsule's solutions are proven, with over 350 installations at leading healthcare facilities worldwide. Its technology is secure, with the largest device driver library available in the industry -- over 400 and growing. In 2008, Frost & Sullivan recognized Capsule's contribution and honored the company with the Global Technology Leadership Award. Deloitte also acknowledged Capsule for its stellar revenue growth and presented the company with the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and Fast 500 EMEA Awards. For more information, please visit the company's Web site at http://www.capsuletech.com/ or contact the Company's U.S. Marketing & Public Relations at 978-482-2337.


Contact:
Kerry Metzdorf for Capsule
978-463-2575
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