Azure Healthcare Ltd’s (ASX: AZV) wholly owned subsidiary Austco Marketing & Service (Canada) Ltd has received a $1.9m AUD order to supply Austco’s Tacera Pulse Nurse Call System for a new hospital in Canada.
Austco won the contract through a rigorous competitive process against several other top tier nurse call systems providers on the basis that Tacera’s software interfaces, using open protocols, are the most flexible and advanced.
The hospital is currently under construction with completion scheduled for 2020. Revenue is expected to commence in 1H19 and continue through FY2020.
Austco will provide its Tacera solution throughout the hospital to enhance the care delivery process with measurable improvements to patient care and satisfaction. The solution will consist of VoIP Patient Stations, Touch-Screen Workflow Stations and sophisticated software integrations.
The 350-bed hospital, with capacity to expand to 550 beds, will be the first hospital in Canada to feature fully integrated “smart” technology systems and medical devices that can speak directly to one another to maximize information exchange.
Tacera Pulse will be used to integrate with RTLS (Real-Time Locating System), Web Services for lighting and blinds control, Epic EMR, smart beds and patient entertainment systems. Workflow optimization and staff efficiency solutions will be used to enhance communication between patients and caregivers. Open architecture design will provide the customer with long-term system scalability and flexibility.
Clayton Astles, Azure Healthcare’s CEO, commented on the recent order, “This is a significant win for the company and it further demonstrates the importance of modern nurse call systems that help drive productivity and patient care improvements. When Tacera is integrated with a variety of patient care and monitoring systems, quality of care is improved by quickly notifying nurses and other care givers of a patient emergency, making this technology critical to the optimal operation of any hospital.”
“We look forward to working with the hospital’s project team to deliver innovative technology which aligns with their patient care goals.”