GETINGE, Sweden, June 15/PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ –
Getinge Online, the prominent online service that simplifies the work of
healthcare professionals around the globe by giving instant access and in-depth
knowledge on Getinge’s equipment, has been honored with the Gold in Connected
World Magazine’s 2012 Value Chain Awards. The jury specifically pointed to how
Getinge Online is transforming Getinge from an equipment provider to a full
solution provider and service partner to its healthcare customers.
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"With Getinge Online we wanted to create something that would really be a
game changer within the infection control business," says Mr Anders Buch,
Strategic Program Manager at Getinge IT Solutions. "And at the same time we
wanted to push the limits of what can be done with web and mobile technologies.
This award proves that we succeeded."
Getinge Online is a tool that enables users of Getinge’s reprocessing
equipment to access information about the equipment’s status at any time and
from anywhere. Instead of overviewing the sterilization or disinfection process
manually and on the spot, medical staff and service technicians can now follow
the process on their computers or even mobile
devices wherever they are.
Thanks to instant notification when a machine has completed a process or
otherwise needs attention, productivity can be maximized. Statistics shown
graphically alongside data on the equipment’s performance also make it easier
for any technical support staff to solve problems early and minimize downtime.
The true differentiator of Getinge Online is the unique Customer Portal,
which was developed by Getinge IT Solutions at the company’s development
centers in Copenhagen, Denmark and Lviv, Ukraine. Since January 2011 the portal
has been available to Getinge’s customers around the world, and is now in
operation in the US, the UK, France, Italy, Norway, Denmark, Canada,
Netherlands, Sweden, the Middle East and even in the Bahamas.
"Getinge Online has been an invaluable tool for us and has proved to be
very positive for our facility," notes Mr Carmen J Ferriero, Sterile Processing
Manager at Albany Medical Center in NY, United States. "As a manager, Getinge
Online, has made my life easier, as I receive real-time information about an
error by text, which then allows me to be responsive and to instruct my staff
properly, even when I am not present. It has resulted in decreased equipment
The award was presented to Getinge at a gala dinner during the Annual
Connected World Conference in St Charles, Illinois on June 12th, 2012.
About Getinge Infection Control
Getinge is a world leader in complete solutions for effective and efficient
cleaning, disinfection and sterilization within the healthcare and life science
sectors. Our knowledge comprises everything from architectural planning,
production and handling equipment, to systems for full traceability of sterile
goods. Our commitment covers expert advice, training and long-term technical
About Connected World Magazine’s 2012 Value Chain Awards
The Value Chain Awards honor the most successful adopters of M2M technology
and connected devices and the team of technology providers that help make their
technology adoption a success. The awards recognize the process of combining
multiple technologies such as device-connectivity hardware, radio modules,
network service and provisioning, as well as application software and
infrastructure, to create a winning solution for the end customer based on
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SOURCE: Getinge Infection Control AB