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AGNITY HealthCare Launched the APTUS Platform Bringing Together Communications and Healthcare IT Infrastructures

Toronto News,  (PR) March 01, 2012

AGNITY Healthcare, a leading provider of healthcare applications and services launched of its APTUS platform, a foundation solution for enabling Mobile Clinical Unified Communications (MCUC) for healthcare providers. APTUS, a communications technology solution platform for healthcare, seeks to bring together existing but isolated communications and healthcare IT infrastructure investments to enable caregivers to get the right information, to the right people at the right time. Studies show that doing so saves time, money and lives.

AGNITY Healthcare is a leading provider of applications and services that harnesses the power of mobility and the Internet to improve access and the quality of healthcare. AGNITY Healthcare solutions deliver the freedom of healthcare on demand by connecting patients, doctors, payers and hospitals anytime, anywhere. By helping healthcare scale to reduce costs, expand capacity, and improve productivity of healthcare delivery, AGNITY Healthcare helps improve patient care and the patient-provider relationship.

Being a unique solution in the market today to bridge the communications and health IT divide, the APTUS platform leverages existing hospital and clinical infrastructure to enable the convergence of unified communications (paging, voice, video, presence, location, alerts and other notifications) with real- time mobile access to clinical information (EMR, CPOE, PACs, etc.) on widely used smart phones and tablet devices.

Solutions enabled by the APTUS Platform will essentially extend clinicians and caregivers reach by creating a virtual point of care to wherever they are. The results will have a direct impact on healthcare cost, productivity and outcomes by getting the right information to the right people at the right time, expressed Ken Epps, President of AGNITY HealthCare. He added, It is a one of a kind technology solution for the market and our initial customers are already witnessing results that they never thought could be produced for healthcare.

Shashi Tripathi, the Vice President of IT with Facey Medical Foundation feels that APTUS solves an industry problem, Healthcare IT and communications co-exist in organizations today, but not in a way that facilitates the power of combining the best of healthcare IT with communications infrastructure. The APTUS platform provides a layer on top of the silos that bridges communications and collaboration with real-time access to patient related information. It significantly enhances communications among caregivers and results in faster decisions and better outcomes.

Catering to the specific needs of the healthcare industry, APTUS is compliant to HIPAA requirements while delivering a high availability and scalability to support large number of users. APTUS openly integrates with existing applications, devices and medical records systems bringing them all together to improve the quality of healthcare access, stated Atul Varshneya, VP Technology of AGNITY HealthCare.

The doctor-patient relationship is set to revolutionize with smartphone penetration among healthcare professionals reaching over 70% and growing. APTUS has been tested to be interoperable with smartphones, prominent handheld devices and industry leading EMR/PACS/CPOE systems.