Episys prescribes increased patient safety in drug administration

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Staten Island University Hospital is trialing the Ultimate labelling system from Episys, the global information technology solutions and services company, in a bid to increase patient safety in the administration of drug dispensing.

If successful, Staten Island University Hospital plans to implement the Episys solution across both campuses.

Michael Coyne, Associate Vice President at Staten Island University Hospital, said, Introducing a system like this into Staten Island Hospital will improve patient safety and that is our main objective.  We intend to trial the Episys Ultimate solution for the preparation of anesthetic syringes in the operating theatre. When labels are produced they are placed on the vial or ampoule readily available to label the syringe when the drug is drawn.

Coyne continued, Safety is our priority.  An unlabelled syringe can be extremely dangerous.  By working with Episys we will improve our processes, and this will be a huge benefit to us.

Peter Lewis, Episys Marketing Director said, We are fortunate to have the opportunity to demonstrate to Staten Island University Hospital our capabilities in this area.  They join a number of other healthcare customers already enjoying the benefits of the Episys Ultimate solution.


 About Staten Island University Hospital
Staten Island University Hospital is a 714-bed, specialized teaching hospital located in New York City's 5th and fastest-growing borough. Occupying two large campuses, plus a number of community-based health centers and labs, the hospital provides quality care to the people of Staten Island, the New York metropolitan region, and to patients from around the world.

The campus is the home of the renowned Heart Institute. The Heart Institute rivals the best cardiac centers in the nation, and offers advanced cardiothoracic surgeries, including minimally invasive cardiac bypass surgery plus sophisticated invasive and non-invasive diagnostics.

About Episys Limited
Episys is a global information technology solutions and services company to the retail, manufacturing, logistics, chemical, healthcare and public service sector industries. We provide expertise, products, services and support for signage, labeling and mobile systems.

Episys works with strategic business partners worldwide and with a range of leading technology manufacturers, enabling us to provide solutions to meet each unique business need - from integrated signage systems for major worldwide retailers to specialist labels for food manufacturing.


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