GETINGE, Sweden, June 14, 2012 /CNW/ - Getinge Online, the prominent online service that simplifies the work of
healthcare professionals around the globe by giving instant access and
in-depth knowledge on Getinge's equipment, has been honored with the
Gold in Connected World Magazine's 2012 Value Chain Awards. The jury
specifically pointed to how Getinge Online is transforming Getinge from
an equipment provider to a full solution provider and service partner
to its healthcare customers.
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"With Getinge Online we wanted to create something that would really be
a game changer within the infection control business," says Mr Anders
Buch, Strategic Program Manager at Getinge IT Solutions. "And at the
same time we wanted to push the limits of what can be done with web and
mobile technologies. This award proves that we succeeded."
Getinge Online is a tool that enables users of Getinge's reprocessing
equipment to access information about the equipment's status at any
time and from anywhere. Instead of overviewing the sterilization or
disinfection process manually and on the spot, medical staff and
service technicians can now follow the process on their computers or
even mobile devices wherever they are.
Thanks to instant notification when a machine has completed a process or
otherwise needs attention, productivity can be maximized. Statistics
shown graphically alongside data on the equipment's performance also
make it easier for any technical support staff to solve problems early
and minimize downtime.
The true differentiator of Getinge Online is the unique Customer Portal,
which was developed by Getinge IT Solutions at the company's
development centers in Copenhagen, Denmark and Lviv, Ukraine. Since
January 2011 the portal has been available to Getinge's customers
around the world, and is now in operation in the US, the UK, France,
Italy, Norway, Denmark, Canada, Netherlands, Sweden, the Middle East
and even in the Bahamas.
"Getinge Online has been an invaluable tool for us and has proved to be
very positive for our facility," notes Mr Carmen J Ferriero, Sterile
Processing Manager at Albany Medical Center in NY, United States. "As a
manager, Getinge Online, has made my life easier, as I receive
real-time information about an error by text, which then allows me to
be responsive and to instruct my staff properly, even when I am not
present. It has resulted in decreased equipment downtime."
The award was presented to Getinge at a gala dinner during the Annual
Connected World Conference in St Charles, Illinois on June 12th, 2012.
About Getinge Infection Control
Getinge is a world leader in complete solutions for effective and
efficient cleaning, disinfection and sterilization within the
healthcare and life science sectors. Our knowledge comprises everything
from architectural planning, production and handling equipment, to
systems for full traceability of sterile goods. Our commitment covers
expert advice, training and long-term technical support.
About Connected World Magazine's 2012 Value Chain Awards
The Value Chain Awards honor the most successful adopters of M2M
technology and connected devices and the team of technology providers
that help make their technology adoption a success. The awards
recognize the process of combining multiple technologies such as
device-connectivity hardware, radio modules, network service and
provisioning, as well as application software and infrastructure, to
create a winning solution for the end customer based on quantifiable
SOURCE Getinge Infection Control AB
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