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MaineHealth Selects JACO for a Comprehensive Lithium Powered Mobile Cart Solution

By Matt Rossini on Jul 23, 2012 8:35:00 AM |

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July 2012 Franklin, MA – JACO, the pioneer of healthcare mobile computer cart design and manufacturing is thrilled to announce that nationally acclaimed (IDN) Integrated Delivery Network, MaineHealth, has selected JACO UltraLite Series Carts as their new (EMR) Electronic Medical Record platform. Maine is home to some of the most progressive health systems in the country with an active pilot program to have the first statewide medical archive system in the nation. Along with the statewide archive system, MaineHealth is also leading the way in comprehensive (EHR) Electronic Health Records adoption. MaineHealth has recently selected Dell Healthcare and JACO, Inc to mobilize their clinical workforce with the most state-of-the-art, durable EMR mobile computer carts in the industry.

With numerous facilities and thousands of healthcare professionals, MaineHealth EHR projects are immense and can be daunting unless managed properly. For the coordination of production, integration and fulfillment of their new mobile cart fleet, MaineHealth selected JACO for their American-Made solutions and time-honored service commitment with 40 years of experience satisfying customers. Selecting energy efficient, thin client PCs and LED monitors from Dell, IT decision makers at MaineHealth realized that they could maximize runtimes for nurses and physicians by keeping the overall wattage draw down as low as possible. By achieving a low wattage IT footprint, MaineHealth was able to utilize JACO’s JPS-250 Lithium Power systems to achieve full-shift runtimes and at the same time maintaining a comfortable, lightweight mobile cart all at an affordable price.

MaineHealth Selects JACO Carts for EMR/EHR Rollout.

National Product Manager, Gary Dorn explains, “We have rich history here at JACO of going the extra mile for our clients and with MaineHealth we’re doing just that. Deploying over a thousand new mobile carts over the next several months, MaineHealth wanted to focus their efforts on managing their IT infrastructure and training needs of their staff, so we are making the production process and hardware integration and logistics efforts a seamless, factory provided turnkey solution. Our vertically integrated service offering at JACO allow us to provide system integration and PC imaging services, so we can furnish our customers with immediately deployable network-ready devices.  JACO is a world-class (ODM) Original Design Manufacturer so design, production, system integration, fulfillment and service are our core competencies. We are proud to be able to fully utilize our talents and work with such an amazing team at MaineHealth. 

In addition to JACO’s UltraLite 520 Lithium Powered Mobile Carts, MaineHealth will also deploy UltraLite 200 non-powered carts for specific applications where non-powered carts will prove to be more practical and cost effective. JACO’s UltraLite 200 non-powered carts are by far the industry lightest-weight, most compact non-powered mobile carts in the industry. The entire UltraLite Series product family by JACO is manufactured out of lightweight, aircraft-grade aluminum and steel providing caregivers with the most durable EMR solution available. Moreover the smooth, solid powder-coated surface finish offers the ideal barrier to harmful bacteria making for improved infection control conditions. For more on JACO and our leading line of mobile computer carts, healthcare wall stations and wall arms please visit us online at www.jacoinc.com

About MaineHealth: MaineHealth is a not-for-profit network of leading high-quality providers and other healthcare organizations working in collaboration to make their communities healthy. Ranked among the nation's top 100 (IDN) integrated delivery networks, MaineHealth includes the following member organizations: Lincoln County Healthcare (Miles Memorial Hospital and St. Andrews Hospital & Healthcare Center), Maine Medical Center, Maine Mental Health Partners (Spring Harbor Hospital), Pen Bay Healthcare (Pen Bay Medical Center), Southern Maine Medical Center, Waldo County Healthcare (Waldo County General Hospital), Western Maine Health (Stephens Memorial Hospital), HomeHealth Visiting Nurses, Maine Physician Hospital Organization, NorDx and Synernet. Affiliates of MaineHealth include MaineGeneral Medical Center, Mid Coast Hospital, New England Rehabilitation Hospital and St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. For more information on MaineHealth visit them online at http://www.mainehealth.org/

About Dell: Dell believes improved healthcare starts with better information, and the Dell™ Healthcare approach connects people to the right technology and processes to create information-driven healthcare and accelerate innovation. More health systems, payers, researchers and doctors turn to Dell for healthcare information technology services than any other company in the world. With over one thousand dedicated healthcare specialists and numerous customized healthcare solutions, Dell leads the way in healthcare IT management. For more information visit dell at http://www.dell.com/.

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