GOTHENBURG, Sweden–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ascom Wireless
Solutions, a leading supplier of mission critical on-site wireless
communications announced today that they have received Medical Device Directive
clearance by the Swedish Medical Products Agency for their Mobile Monitoring
Gateway (MMG). The MMG is a component in the GE Ascom Solution.
“This effort has produced a significant wireless messaging
solution with patient safety and increased efficiency focus and marks Ascoms
continued commitment to the hospital and healthcare market.”
Jointly developed by GE Healthcare and Ascom, the GE Ascom
Solution is a wireless hospital-wide messaging system designed to improve
workflow and communication for healthcare providers. The Mobile Monitoring
Gateway (MMG) provides an interface between GE Healthcare CARESCAPE™ Network
and Ascom Unite Professional Messaging and Alarm Application. It enables
hospitals to customize, filter and send secondary alarms to inform healthcare
professionals of particular medical related events captured by the GE
Healthcare CARESCAPE Network. The alarm is forwarded to Ascom handsets or a
wide variety of devices, including pagers, mobile handsets and/or LED signs.
“Ascom and GE Healthcare have worked together over the past
year to ensure that the end-toend solution satisfies the requirements within
the hospital environment,” says Dahn Jubell, Director of Direct Sales Channels
for Ascom Wireless Solutions. “This effort has produced a significant wireless
messaging solution with patient safety and increased efficiency focus and marks
Ascoms continued commitment to the hospital and healthcare market.”
“By providing easy access to quality patient information
from any networked device-wireless, desktop or bedside-GE Healthcare is
providing clinicians with valuable productivity gains and the unique
opportunity to act earlier in the care process to preserve and help improve
patient care”, adds Jubell.
“The clearance of the MMG paves the way for sales of the GE
Ascom Solution within the EU,” says Jose Herraez, General Manager Monitoring
Solutions EMEA, GE Healthcare.
“The GE Healthcare and Ascom Wireless Solution is part of a
hospital-wide wireless messaging system, to improve workflow and communication
for healthcare providers”, adds Herraez.
Additional information about the CARESCAPE portfolio and GE
Healthcares approach to patient monitoring can be viewed at gehealthcare.com.
Additional information about the Ascom portfolio can be viewed at www.ascom.com.
For more information visit www.ascom.com/ws
ABOUT ASCOM WIRELESS SOLUTIONS
Ascom Wireless Solutions (www.ascom.com/ws) is a leading provider of on-site
wireless communications for key segments such as hospitals, elderly care, independent living, manufacturing industries, secure establishments, retail and hotels. More than 75,000 systems are installed at
major companies all over the world. The company offers a broad range of voice
and professional messaging solutions, creating value for customers by
supporting and optimizing their Mission-Critical processes. The solutions
are based on VoWiFi, IP-DECT, nurse call and paging technologies, smartly integrated into
existing enterprise systems. The company has subsidiaries in 10 countries and
1,200 employees worldwide. Founded in the 1950s and based in GÃ¶teborg, Sweden,
Ascom Wireless Solutions is part of the Ascom Group, listed on the Swiss Stock