Capsule Technologies announces first go-live in South Africa Netcare Hospital
01-04-2020 10:37:32 | by: Bob Koigi | hits: 1172 | Tags:

Capsule Technologies, the global provider of medical device information platform (MDIP) for hospitals and healthcare organizations, has announced the successful go-live of its medical device integration solution in South Africa.

The go-live at the pilot site, Netcare Milpark Hospital, is the first in a wave of planned implementations across more than 10,000 beds at 50 hospitals owned by Netcare Limited (Netcare).

Netcare operates the largest private hospital, primary healthcare, emergency medical services and renal care networks in South Africa, providing services for more than 3.5 million individuals.

"Comprehensive device connectivity and enhanced accessibility of real-time patient data facilitates better clinical decision making, patient care and provider satisfaction," said Hemant Goel, CEO of Capsule Technologies. "We are honored to play a significant role in Netcare's long-term plans to create a modernized and accessible healthcare system across its hospital network countrywide."

Capsule's innovative solution captures and intelligently contextualizes medical device information, providing near real-time patient updates at the point of care. Leveraging Capsule's Medical Device Integration Platform (MDIP) addresses key workflow challenges and drives patient safety, improves staff communication and enhances both the clinician and patient experience. The company's vendor-neutral platform gives hospitals the flexibility and freedom to deploy almost any medical device.

Netcare chose Capsule, which is offered with health information system iMedOne®, as one part of its approach to enhanced healthcare digitization, accessibility and portability nationally. Netcare CEO Dr Richard Friedland explained: "The successful go-live of our pilot program offers a promising insight into our broader mission to create a more affordable and accessible healthcare system for all of our patients. Capsule's leading-edge technology will help doctors and other healthcare providers practicing in our facilities capture a more holistic view of a patient's needs and devise the right treatment for better outcomes."

Netcare is planning the rollout of iMedOne and Capsule over the next few years. Capsule entered the South African market, including the Netcare implementation, through a collaboration with Deutsche Telekom Clinical Solutions (DTCS). Through an agreement in which DTCS offers Capsule's solutions in combination with iMedOne, Capsule is bringing a new level of innovation to providers in the South African market.