Ascom announces a strategic distribution partnership with GE Healthcare in Europe for intensive care units

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Ascom announces a strategic distribution partnership with GE Healthcare in
Europe for intensive care units
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BAAR, Switzerland, Oct. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ascom (SWX:ASCN.SW) and GE
Healthcare announce a strategic distribution partnership in Europe of Digistat
Patient Watch solution. Designed specifically for Intensive Care Units and
released by Ascom, this innovative solution helps healthcare professionals gain
instant visibility to patient status.

Based on Ascom''s connectivity, clinical workflow and mobility expertise, the
Digistat Patient Watch solution provides clinicians throughout Europe with an
innovative solution to address the needs of Intensive Care Units (ICUs). This
partnership further expands the existing global relationship between GE and
Ascom.

In traditional ICUs, each patient is wired to up to ten medical equipment - from
monitoring devices to ventilators or infusion pumps. These high-end technologies
provide clinicians with critical information and alert them when staff
intervention is required. But this can sometimes lead to alarm fatigue, with
care givers being exposed to up to 1,000 alarms per shift(1), even though up to
99% of those do not even require clinical intervention(2).

The new alarm management solution called Digistat Patient Watch, collects data
from a variety of devices connected to the patient providing a holistic view at
the patient bedside level and at the ICU level. Clinicians gain visibility on
patient status, highlighting alarms and warnings occurring on any connected
device. This critical data can also be displayed on a handheld mobile device,
such as the Ascom Myco 2 which is designed specifically for clinical staff. The


benefits for healthcare professionals may include helping improve staff
efficiency, supporting better organization of patient care and implementing
procedures to reduce the number of alarms.

"Digistat Patient Watch helps clinicians leverage patient data to increase
situational awareness and align priorities. It has the potential to change their
practice and improve workflow efficiency," says André Neu, Head of Platform
Solutions for Ascom.

"Digistat Patient Watch is an important addition to GE Healthcare''s portfolio of
solutions for the Intensive Care, and we are delighted with this expanded
collaboration with Ascom," adds Olivier Bosc, General Manager of Life Care
Solutions Europe at GE Healthcare.

For more information on the Digistat Patient Watch solution, as well as on
Ascom''s innovative clinical care solutions, please visit: www.ascom.com.

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 15 countries
and employs around 1,200 people worldwide. Ascom registered shares (ASCN) are
listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange in Zurich.

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(1) Alarm fatigue: impacts on patient safety, Ruskin KJ, Hueske-Kraus D. Curr
Opin Anaesthesiol. 2015; 28: 685-690.
(2) Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goal: Alarm Management |ECRI top
10 Health Technology Hazard

Ascom Group Media Office, Daniel Lack, Company Secretary & CCO
+41 41 544 78 10, daniel.lack(at)ascom.com




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