March 30th, 2009
Reports the Associated Press:
Businesses that launched new products in late 2007 could start their own survivor’s club today, with monthly meetings convened around a mid-sized dining table.
In that elite club, one seat should be reserved for a company which—counter to the economic times—saw its sales more than triple last year.
Vocollect Healthcare Systems is based in Wilkins, about 10 miles east of Pittsburgh. The company’s product is a voice-assisted care device that, to an outsider, looks a lot like the headsets worn by the counter help at fast food restaurants.
But Vocollect’s device, called AccuNurse, is more—a voice-activated portable system that provides nursing home aides with information on their residents as they work while also capturing data to ensure the nursing home gets proper reimbursement.
When it debuted, AccuNurse was sold in two states. Now it is available in 23.
…AccuNurse has a number of benefits: It helps ensure nursing home residents get proper care at the proper time; it streamlines the work day for aides, who no longer have to keep handwritten records or sit through shift-change meetings; and it makes sure the nursing home captures the full reimbursement.
Read more at the Lebanon Daily News.