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Stryker Enters Strategic Marketing Agreement with Acuitec

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 General News J E 4
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Stryker’s Communications business unit to promote Acuitec as preferred provider of perioperative information systems

KALAMAZOO, Mich., May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker’s Communications business unit and Acuitec announced today that they have signed an agreement that will integrate both companies’ technologies within the operating room to provide customers with a comprehensive offering that combines in-room integration with desirable workflow solutions.

Stryker’s Infinity Control System allows staff within the OR to route video, control multiple devices and PCs, and teleconference. The Acuitec software platform can be integrated with the SwitchPoint Infinity System to work seamlessly with hospitals’ PACS and EMR systems to provide a comprehensive perioperative solution featuring patient tracking, pre/intra/post-op electronic charting, remote presence monitoring, video boards, case status, and dashboards. The intuitive Acuitec software can also be accessed, managed, and routed to any display within the OR through the Stryker SwitchPoint Infinity touch panel interface.

“The agreement with Acuitec will allow us to offer our customers the most innovative information systems available for hospitals today, creating greater efficiencies and enhanced care within the operating room," according to Spencer Stiles, Stryker Communications General Manager. “We look forward to introducing Stryker’s valued customers to Acuitec’s award-winning perioperative information systems.”

“This strategic relationship positions the VPIMS family of products as Stryker’s preferred OR information system,” said Lionel Tehini, Acuitec’s CEO. “This presents us with an expanded opportunity to equip Stryker’s customers as well as prospective customers with our perioperative solutions.”

About Stryker

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals perform their jobs more efficiently while enhancing patient care. The company provides innovative orthopaedic implants as well as state-of-the-art medical and surgical equipment to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives. For more information about Stryker, please visit www.stryker.com.

About Acuitec

Acuitec offers the only fully integrated, comprehensive workflow solution designed by critical care clinicians that features remote presence monitoring and situational awareness. The Acuitec product line is designed to enhance clinical outcomes, patient care, and safety while improving caregiver efficiency, regulatory compliance adherence, reimbursement, and overall business value.

Acuitec focuses on providing innovative solutions in the field of high-acuity care, including perioperative, intensive care, and emergency response. Acuitec’s flagship products are VPIMS, an integrated clinical solution for the perioperative continuum of care, and Vigilance, a clinician customizable, rule-based remote presence monitoring solution. The company’s strategic relationship with Vanderbilt Medical Center (VMC) ensures that products are clinically verified through in-depth due diligence and validation of all clinical algorithms. For more information about Acuitec, please visit www.acuitec.com.

SOURCE Stryker Communications

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