Vocollect Healthcare Systems Seeks Pilot Deployments For Nurses in Technology-Progressive Hospitals

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PITTSBURGH, March 5, 2012

PITTSBURGH , March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Vocollect Healthcare Systems, part of Vocollect, a business unit of Intermec, Inc. (NYSE: IN), announces that it is seeking three technology-minded hospitals to engage in a research-based pilot deployment of its IV clinical workflow application, as well as real-world application and feedback to help identify other practical applications of its AccuNurse voice-based system. Vocollect Healthcare Systems is seeking these pilots to be underway by June 2012 , with implementation complete by December 31, 2012 .

AccuNurse is specifically designed to support nurses and nurse extenders and is unlike any other voice technology currently available. Unlike speech recognition dictation systems typically directed toward physicians, AccuNurse is powered by a two-way dialogue capability that allows nurses to exchange information back and forth with the EMR using their voice. With AccuNurse, nurses can receive new patient tasks from the EMR and also request clinical information about a patient – all using voice and a smart device.   AccuNurse also allows nurses to document right within the EMR by using simple voice commands from anywhere in the hospital.

Hospitals that participate in the Pilot Program will receive financial incentive, along with:

  • An Application Assessment to assess the organization's current workflow for receiving IV requests, providing the IV care and documenting this event.
  • Metrics will be tracked and improved (operational & clinical outcomes related to IV care).
  • AccuNurse will seamlessly interface with the EMR provider to support the IV workflow.
  • All training & education will be provided by Vocollect Healthcare Systems.
  • The pilot program will include three months of productive use.
  • During and after the pilot, the nursing staff will provide feedback to help identify other clinical workflows that would benefit from a two-way voice-enablement.

Hospitals that participate in the pilot program can expect to see better responsiveness to patients that will yield improved HCAHPS scores; delivery of more accurate care, helping to improve Core Measures and the rate of HACS; and eliminate documentation overhead.

The pilot deployments will be promoted via leading conferences, publications and nurse-centric initiatives like the TIGER Foundation (The Technology Informatics Guiding Educational Reform), to provide accelerated informatics to nurses, as well as industry recognition to participating hospitals.

“AccuNurse focuses on the nursing staff to voice-enable them with advanced command-driven, two-way speech recognition that makes their days more productive and the care they deliver more accurate,” said Maureen Ladouceur , Vice President of Clinical Solutions for Vocollect Healthcare Systems. “The Pilot Program is a winning proposition for hospitals, their nursing teams and also AccuNurse, as we further develop and expand the product for the acute care market. Hospitals willing to engage in a pilot will have the ability to use a completely new type of voice-based system, unlike anything on the market today.  This is an ideal opportunity for hospitals seeking Magnet certification or that simply wish to empower their nursing teams like never before.”

Hospitals interested in participating in the Pilot Program should contact Maureen Ladouceur at 610.505.2855 or .

About AccuNurse
AccuNurse () is part of , a business unit of Intermec, Inc., and the global leader in delivering voice technology to mobile workers on six continents.

About Vocollect
Vocollect, a business unit of Intermec, Inc. (NYSE: IN), is the leader in creating and providing voice-centric solutions for mobile workers in distribution and warehouse environments worldwide. The speech recognition software and extreme recognition accuracy of in-vocabulary speech helps customers achieve a higher level of business performance through voice. Every day over 400,000 workers worldwide use Vocollect's comprehensive voice solutions to distribute more than $4 billion in goods from distribution centers and warehouses to customer locations. A global team of over 2,000 supply chain reseller and channel partner experts supports Vocollect Voice offerings. Vocollect VoiceWorld Suite integrates with all major WMS and ERP systems, including solutions from SAP AG, and supports the industry's leading mobile computing devices. For more information, visit

About Intermec
Intermec Inc. (NYSE: IN) develops and integrates products, services and technologies that identify, track and manage supply chain assets and information. Core technologies include rugged mobile computing and data collection systems, voice solutions that increase business performance, bar code printers, label media, and RFID. The company's products and services are used by customers in many industries worldwide to improve the productivity, quality and responsiveness of business operations. For more information about Intermec, visit or call 800-347-2636.

Vocollect®, Vocollect Voice®  and Vocollect VoiceWorld Suite™ are trademarks of
Intermec IP Corp. All rights reserved.

SOURCE Vocollect Healthcare Systems

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