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Draeger Announces Sponsorship of Educational Initiatives Focusing on Wireless Advances for Healthcare
Date:10/28/2010

TELFORD, Pa., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Draeger Medical, Inc., an innovator in wireless patient monitoring solutions, is sponsoring a series of educational webinar events designed for Chief Information Officers, Chief Executive Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Clinical Engineers, Biomedical Engineers and other key stakeholders in healthcare who develop, execute and manage the wireless strategy and deployment of wireless patient care solutions within their institutions. All webinars will be hosted by American Hospital Association's Health Forum.

The webinar series, entitled "Advances in Wireless Technologies for Healthcare" will include presentations from industry thought leaders who have extensive experience in wireless infrastructure solutions for enterprise healthcare environments that have proven to streamline operations, consolidate infrastructures and provide significant cost efficiencies – while advancing the quality of care for their patients.

The webinars will provide peer-to-peer insights about:

  • How wireless solutions positively impact clinical workflow and patient care.
  • How healthcare institutions have implemented a unified wireless strategy streamlining network management.
  • How wireless technology can help drive down healthcare costs.

The first two webinar events will be held on:

  • Wednesday, November 17, 2010, at 2 p.m. EST, 11 a.m. PST, 1 p.m. CST, with Dave Gravender, Chief Information Officer and Vice President, Kaweah Delta Medical Center, Visalia, CA and David H. Hoglund, President and Founder of Integra Systems, Pennsylvania
  • Wednesday, December 15, 2010, at 2 p.m. EST, 11 a.m. PST, 1 p.m. CST with Lee Howard, Manager Clinical Engineering, Kaweah Delta Medical Center, Visalia, CA and David Hoglund, President and Founder, Integra Systems, Inc., Pennsylvania

To register for these webinars, visit http://www.healthforum.com/WirelessHealthcare

In July 2010, a joint meeting took place between the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which marks the beginning of discussions between these lead agencies about how to use the power of broadband to improve health care and discuss ways to promote investment and innovation in health technology by streamlining government processes.

"As an innovator of wireless patient monitoring solutions such as the Infinity OneNet, a shared infrastructure deployment that integrates patient monitoring systems into the existing hospital network, we are excited to see that these discussions are taking place between the FCC and FDA," states Arno Wolters, CEO and President, Draeger Medical, Inc. "We believe it demonstrates a deeper commitment by both of these key organizations to work together, as well as with companies like Draeger, in efforts to support the enhancement and reduction to healthcare costs for all Americans through the more pervasive deployment of wireless technologies using standard-based wireless technologies."

Draeger. Technology for Life®

Draeger is a leading international company in the fields of medical and safety technology. Draeger products protect, support and save lives. Founded in 1889, in 2009 Draeger generated revenues of around EUR 1.9 billion. The Draeger Group is currently present in more than 190 countries and has about 11,000 employees worldwide. Please visit www.draeger.com for more information.


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