HealthPen™
Dublin, Ireland
Wednesday, August 16, 2006

PRESS RELEASE

Valentia Technologies integrates Digital Pen platform in CareMonX™ EMS Suite

Valentia Technologies' today announced the integration of its HealthPen™ digital pen platform as a new input modality for its CareMonX™ pre-hospital emergency care Electronic Patient Care Report (ePCR) system (part of the larger CareMonX™ EMS suite).

Digital pen technology now provides paramedics with an ability to send paper-based written data and images from any location to hospital emergency departments in real time. It can be used to either complement or substitute the existing CareMonX™ Tablet PC data capture modality in cases where the Tablet PC version is unavailable or where additional free text data or images need to be captured. Additionally, digital pens can be used as an alternative to Tablet PCs where, for various reasons, use of paper-based Patient Care Report (PCR) forms remains the preferred mode of data capture.

Speaking at the launch event, CareMonX ™ Head of Development, Dr. Yvonne Nolan stated:

“It is important to offer paramedics a range of input options, reflecting the different in-field environments and circumstances in which they operate. The addition of digital pen technology to our CareMonX™ ePCR system now offers pre-hospital emergency services providers a range of data capture modalities encompassing Tablet PCs and laptops, internet browser and digital pen options. This combination truly increases the potential for ePCR usage in terms of flexibility, functionality and affordability. The ease of use of pen and paper makes digital pen technology highly user-friendly without requiring any special skills or computer training for paramedics.”

Valentia's HealthPen™ platform encompasses real time end-to-end data capture, transmission and routing, offering full integration with its existing CareMonX ePCR back-end. The platform leverages Valentia's comprehensive enterprise-grade Electronic Messaging Platform and Anoto's digital pen technology. Seamless integration of digital pen technology in the platform reflects the flexibility of Valentia's software architecture that takes full advantage of Microsoft's .NET 2.0 platform native services.

About Valentia’s CareMonX™ ePCR System

CareMonX™ ePCR Suite is an advanced mobile electronic patient care reporting and data management solution designed for the demanding requirements of modern pre-hospital emergency care. It is one of the most sophisticated solutions currently available, offering real-time communications between emergency services, ambulances, paramedics and hospital emergency departments over standard public cellular networks and TETRA networks.

CareMonX™ has been designed to optimise accurate and reliable data capture without compromising care delivery. It also offers an important additional care dimension: real-time transmission of in-field patient data to emergency departments, thereby enhancing utilisation of the ‘golden hour' and facilitating improved triage management.

CareMonX™ fulfils the growing requirement for data analysis and reporting both for clinical and operational purposes and for identifying opportunities for improvements in service quality and performance.

About Valentia Technologies

Valentia Technologies develops intelligent people-centric systems for in-community healthcare and social services delivery.

Our systems enable the transformation from current centralised service delivery models to distributed managed care, reflecting the realities of increasing patient empowerment, changing lifestyle patterns, demographic pressures and escalating funding challenges.

Our emphasis is on directly improving health outcomes and lifestyle quality by facilitating condition monitoring, reporting, intervention, care management and data aggregation and analysis.

Valentia's applications can be used with various input devices, including mobile phones, PDAs, digital pens, medical devices and specialised electronic sensors. Core to all of our systems is Valentia's standards-based Electronic Communications & Applications platform, CareMonX™. Applying a person-centric focus, CareMonX™ supports multi-modal data acquisition, intelligent routing, automated message interrogation and data management, providing bi-directional transparent connectivity and communications across the full spectrum of care.

Available systems include:

  • Pre-Hospital Emergency Care
  • Emergency Medical Services Resource Planning and Management
  • Clinical Data Solutions for Mobile Healthcare Workers
  • Independent Living Communications and Monitoring
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Outpatients Appointment Reminders and Medication Compliance
  • Certification & Continuing Professional Education and Development (CPDE) requirements of care team members.


About Anoto

Anoto is the Sweden-based inventor of and world leader in the Digital Pen and Paper technology allowing quick and reliable transmission of handwritten text from paper to digital media. Anoto works with a global network of partners focusing on user-friendly forms solutions for efficient capture, transmission and storing of data for a variety of business segments including healthcare, banking and finance, transportation and logistics, government and education.

For further information:
Contact Peter Nelson on +353 1 493 7624 or Email: info@valentiatech.com or visit: www.valentiatech.com