|[November 04, 2013]
EXTENSION, Inc. Announces Name Change to Extension Healthcare
FORT WAYNE, Ind. --(Business Wire)--
EXTENSION, Inc. announced today that the company has changed its name to Extension
Healthcare and has rebranded its flagship solution - formerly known
as EXTENSION® HealthAlert™ - under the name Extension®
Engage™. The name Extension Healthcare more accurately reflects the
company's focus on improving healthcare delivery by providing
next-generation clinical alarm safety, event driven secure text
messaging, and event response solutions to hospitals.
"Extension Healthcare is passionate about protecting patients from
adverse events related to the abundance of alarms and interruptions that
clinicians must deal with on a daily basis," said Todd Plesko, Chief
Executive Officer. "Our new name reflects our commitment to offering
innovative solutions designed specifically to assist the healthcare
industry in improving the quality of care delivery. We are investing
extensively in the future of our company and our products, and we will
continue to provide essential alarm management middleware with event
driven secure texting that ultimately improves the patient care
environment and saves lives."
The Joint Commission (TJC) recently issued a new National Patient Safety
for reducing hospital alarm fatigue and alam-related incidents. The
Extension Engage intelligent alarm safety system is the only solution
that combines alarm management with event driven secure text messaging
and event response functionality to enable a unique clinical
collaboration capability for caregivers.
Mobile, a key component of the Extension Engage solution, helps
hospitals comply with TJC accreditation standards and solves a multitude
of challenges hospitals encounter related to patient alarms and care
Mr. Plesko added, "With over 150 hospitals signed as customers, our
company has realized tremendous growth since 2009. With the Joint
Commission issuing a new National Patient Safety Goal on Alarm Safety we
expect an annual growth rate of over 100%. This next chapter as
Extension Healthcare will certainly be one of the most exciting times
for our growing company."
As part of the transition to Extension Healthcare, the company's
corporate web address will be www.ExtensionHealthcare.com.
Additionally, the company has introduced a new logo and other branding
updates to better symbolize its healthcare-specific technologies.
Inquiries regarding branding guidelines and questions regarding the
transition can be sent to Whitney St. Pierre, Director of Marketing for
Extension Healthcare, at WStPierre@ExtensionHealthcare.com.
Healthcare is leading the industry into the next generation of
clinical alarm safety systems. Extension has merged advanced alarm
management software with an innovative communications approach that
enables clinical collaboration to occur in response to patient-related
critical events via event driven secure text messaging and voice. The Extension®
Engage™ solution provides an advanced clinical rules and workflow
engine that delivers intelligent notifications based on key contextual
alarm, patient, and care team data. These intelligent notifications are
securely routed to the appropriate staff members via their preferred
communications device to support informed clinical engagement across
the complete hospital enterprise. Through Extension Engage, clinicians
can instantly initiate informed responses to critical events through
secure text response and voice call and engage their patients and other
members of the care team from any location. Extension Engage has been
510k Class II clearance for medical device secondary alarming.
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