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Valley Health Selects Capsule for Medical Device Integration in its Operating Rooms

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Connectivity Across Six Facilities Will Enable Automated, Timely and Accurate Data

ANDOVER, Mass., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Capsule Tech, Inc., the leading global provider of medical device connectivity solutions, today announced that Valley Health, based in Winchester, VA, has chosen Capsule to integrate medical devices in operating rooms throughout its 6-hospital health system with the installation of the Epic electronic medical record (EMR).  Patient vital signs will be collected and sent in near real-time via a combination of connectivity deployment options including Capsule Neuron, DataCaptor Client and gateway connections. Valley Health has partnered on the Epic project with Inova Health System in Falls Church, VA, which implemented Epic and Capsule in 2012.

Capsule's device integration solutions enable connectivity between virtually any medical device and any EMR or clinical information system allowing hospitals to choose their type and scope of project. Capsule's proprietary DataCaptor™ connectivity software manages the communication between medical devices and their destination information system(s).  Deployed through software on a PC, terminal server, and/or bedside hardware such as the Capsule Neuron, patient data can be collected continuously in acute care settings, or periodically in lower acuity, multi-patient environments. Implementations range from one department to multi-facilities, and in some cases, even system-wide deployment at hundreds of hospitals in a single network. 

"Capsule's extensive experience with Epic will help Valley Health maximize its EMR and device integration investment across the entire health system," said Kevin Phillips, Vice President Business Development and Product Management at Capsule. "By understanding the device integration needs in each care environment complemented by our experience with Epic, we will be able to provide optimal solutions that integrate into Valley Health's existing IT infrastructure and clinical workflow."

About Valley Health

Valley Health is a non-profit regional healthcare system serving a population of 450,000 in northwest Virginia and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Valley Health has six acute care hospitals: Winchester Medical Center, a regional referral center, Warren Memorial Hospital in Front Royal, VA, Shenandoah Memorial Hospital in Woodstock, VA, Page Memorial Hospital in Luray, VA, and Hampshire Memorial Hospital in Romney, WV and War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, WV.  Valley Health has a combined 594 licensed inpatient beds and 166 long-term care beds. The system is supported by more than 5,300 employees, and a medical staff of over 500. For more information visit www.valleyhealthlink.com.


About Capsule

Capsule is the leading global provider of medical device connectivity solutions for hospitals and healthcare organizations. Capsule enables hospitals using electronic medical records and other information systems to reduce costs, increase efficiency and improve patient care through the direct capture and delivery of patient vitals at the point-of-care. Capsule's solutions are flexible and scalable, offering a variety of deployment options to meet the needs of any healthcare delivery organization. Founded in 1997, the Company has established strong partnerships with leading medical device manufacturers and installed enterprise-wide solutions in over 1,400 hospitals in 37 countries. For more information, visit www.capsuletech.com or call +1 978-482-2337 (US), or +33 1 84 17 12 00 (France).

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