News | December 3, 2007

Patient Tracking: Patient Care Technology Systems Announces New Software Release For Locating People And Equipment In Healthcare Facilities

Patient Care Technology Systems (PCTS), a subsidiary of Consulier Engineering, Inc., recently announced the general availability of the second generation of its software for tracking patients, staff and equipment. Amelior Tracker 2.0, an automatic tracking system, provides enhanced capabilities for identifying and locating resources within a new user interface. The software can be implemented for a department or throughout a facility. It is also available as an integrated module within the company's suite of workflow automation software where the real-time location of people and equipment works in combination with workflow intelligence to automatically track and orchestrate patient care status progression.

The Amelior Tracker 2.0 software captures patient, staff and equipment location data by integrating with a real-time locating system (RTLS) comprising of wireless personnel and asset tags which communicate location information through a sensory network. Amelior Tracker 2.0 is compatible with all major locating technologies including ultrasound, infrared and Radio Frequency-based systems through a network of preferred locating hardware partners.

The software enables caregivers to quickly identify and locate scarce medical equipment as well as staff, patients, and virtually any entity through filtered list and map views of designated areas within a health care facility. Less time is spent locating resources needed to support patient flow. The identification and visualization of equipment location can reduce lost equipment expenses and can help improve the utilization and maintenance of existing assets.

The new release of Amelior Tracker features an improved user interface with enhanced search and identification tools to help caregivers locate resources as efficiently as possible. It is also available as an embedded module within the company's recent release of Amelior Tracker, the automatic patient tracking software for surgery departments which enables staff to orchestrate and streamline patient flow with minimal manual data entry.

The Amelior Tracker software is part of the Amelior suite of automatic tracking and charting applications which have supported more than three million high acuity patient encounters. Recognized as the pioneer of automatic patient tracking software in emergency departments, PCTS offers workflow automation software to help caregivers anticipate and manage workflow more efficiently and safely throughout the hospital.

About Patient Care Technology Systems
Patient Care Technology Systems, a subsidiary of Consulier Engineering, Inc. supports health care providers with intelligent workflow automation solutions to improve patient flow and to reduce the risk of medical errors. The company's Amelior software suite includes Amelior ED, a comprehensive emergency department information system, and automatic tracking software for the emergency department, perioperative suite, and enterprise-wide needs. Amelior automatic tracking software is compatible with all leading locating hardware including ultrasound, infrared, RFID, ultra-wideband, and Wi-Fi. PCTS customers have been recognized nationally for improvements in efficiency and clinical excellence. PCTS was recognized with the prestigious Blue Diamond Award for Best IT Innovation in 2007. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Patient Care Technology Systems