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Ascom and Draeger Introduce Integrated Clinical Alarm Management Solution in North America to Improve Patient Care

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The full integration of Ascom Unite Connect for clinical systems with
Draeger Infinity patient monitoring systems will deliver mobile alert
message notifications, customized alarm filtering, and waveform images

Ascom,
a global solutions provider focused on healthcare ICT and mobile
workflow solutions, announced a new North American integrated clinical
alarm management solution with Draeger,
a global producer of medical and safety technology, to integrate Ascom
Unite Connect for clinical systems software with Draeger Infinity
patient monitoring systems. Ascom's Unite Connect for clinical systems
recently received FDA clearance for sales and distribution in the US. It
is also available in Canada.

The joint clinical alarm management solution extends the reach of
patient alarms generated by Draeger's patient monitoring system to
mobile caregivers. The alert message provides critical data and related
contextual information right to the caregiver's mobile device. The
mobile delivery of waveform images adds a contextual dimension by
helping increase awareness of the patient's condition and helping nurses
distinguish between artifacts, false alarms, and real alarms. Patients
benefit from quicker response times to events.

Already in use at European hospitals in France, Belgium and Norway,
Ascom's Unite Connect for clinical systems is a software application
utilizing customizable alarm filters to help minimize non-actionable
alerts which can cause workflow bottlenecks. Nurses can then focus more
effectively on patient care rather than responding to alerts that do not
require action. These alert notification messages are intended as a
secondary notification system to inform caregivers of patient events
captured by these clinical systems and do not replace the primary alarm
functions on the monitors.

Steve Menet, Senior Vice President of Sales for Draeger, Inc., says:
"Effective clinical alarm management continues to be a high focus for
health systems and hospitals. As the use of mobile technologies expands
in healthcare, so does the opportunity to extend alarm management to
mobile caregivers. Our new solution with Ascom provides customers the
opportunity to communicate actionable patient information from our
Infinity patient monitoring systems to clinicians, while filtering out
nuisance alarms that contribute to alarm fatigue."

Rob Goldman, President Ascom North America, says: "By collaborating with
Draeger, Ascom can help hospitals supplement and enhance their alarm
management solutions. Leveraging Unite Connect for clinical systems'
customizable alarm filtering helps mobile caregivers avoid unnecessary
work interruptions, limiting their exposure to low-priority, routine
alerts and helping reduce caregiver alarm fatigue."

ABOUT ASCOM

Ascom
is a global solutions provider focused on healthcare ICT and mobile
workflow solutions. The vision of Ascom is to close digital information
gaps allowing for the best possible decisions – anytime and anywhere.
Ascom's mission is to provide mission-critical, real-time solutions for
highly mobile, ad hoc, and time-sensitive environments. Ascom uses its
unique product and solutions portfolio and software architecture
capabilities to devise integration and mobilization solutions that
provide truly smooth, complete and efficient workflows for healthcare as
well as for industry and retail sectors.

Ascom is headquartered in Baar (Switzerland), has subsidiaries in 18
countries and employs around 1,300 people worldwide. Ascom registered
shares (ASCN) are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange in Zurich.

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