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Acuitec's Vigilance Product Wins Microsoft Award as Most Innovative Product for 2008

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Acuitec's Vigilance has been awarded the 2008 Microsoft Healthcare User Group Most Innovative Product Award for Clinical Records -- Inpatient. The Vigilance product, developed in conjunction with the Department of Anesthesia at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, enables clinicians to remotely monitor multiple patients simultaneously while enabling the physician to customize built-in intelligent alerts based on patient demographics.

"We are honored to be selected for such a prestigious award," said Lionel Tehini, CEO of Acuitec. "We are most grateful to our partners, the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, their Department of Anesthesiology and all their clinicians for the key role they played in the development and deployment of this solution."

The MS-HUG Healthcare Innovation Awards showcases how organizations use technology to enhance and transform the quality of patient care, reduce costs, streamline clinical and business processes, drive interoperability, improve productivity and workflow, and enable informed decisions.

"The Vigilance product has provided our team of physicians the ability to safely monitor and provide efficient health care to multiple patients simultaneously," said Dr. Paul St. Jacques, Director of Perioperative Informatics, VUMC. "This has been especially useful to our team of anesthesiologists who need to monitor multiple simultaneous surgeries at the same time. With Vigilance we are able to remotely monitor multiple rooms in the OR suite simultaneously; increasing safety, reducing errors and providing better care for our patients."

About Acuitec

Acuitec is a joint venture between EmmJay Concept Technologies and Vanderbilt University. The company focuses on providing world-class solutions in the field of High-Acuity care, including perioperative, intensive care and emergency response. Their flagship products are Vigilant Perioperative Information Management Solution (VPIMS) and Vigilance remote visualization and patient monitoring solution. The VPIMS solution empowers clinicians with the information required throughout the perioperative continuum of care; simultaneously tracking and charting events while monitoring patient data, including Nurse Charting, Pre-operative charting and Anesthesia Charting throughout the entire perioperative process. Vigilance is used in the perioperative process by surgeons and anesthesiologists and within other areas of High-Acuity care such as ICU and ED to monitor multiple patients simultaneously.

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