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Emergency Medicine of the Future Demonstrated at ACEP15

BOSTON, Oct. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Demonstrations by nearly 60 companies of cutting-edge technologies and devices are being featured this week in Boston during the ACEP 2015 Scientific Assembly where more than 6,500 emergency physicians are discussing the preeminent issues in emergency medicine and participating in educational courses. 2015 InnovatED is presented by Actavis, athenahealth, and Janssen Pharmaceuticals and allows participants to tour medical innovations in a unique emergency medicine environment. 

InnovatED showcased at ACEP15 in Boston, MA

These best-of-the-best innovations are being showcased against a back drop of true-to-life emergency department displays, including three equipped trauma bays. Participants will experience the current thinking and best practices which encompass many of the daily life-saving activities in today's emergency department.  Each day during ACEP 2015, innovatED will also feature simulations of actual emergencies, including an active shooter scenario and emergency treatment of a stroke patient. 

"When you bring the best minds in emergency medicine together with latest advancements in medical technology and technological achievement, what you really have is the emergency department of the future," said ACEP President Jay Kaplan, MD, FACEP.  "Emergency departments are the front lines of health care, and innovatED is an exciting place to see where emergency medicine is headed."

Among the devices and technologies on display at innovatED: a demonstration of new simulation technology giving emergency physicians a highly realistic training environment in the treatment of cardiac emergencies; software offering a glimpse of what emergency departments will look like 50 years in the future; and a chest compression device which can sustain a patients' blood circulation while emergency personnel tend to others during an emergency.

Reporters can obtain credentials and access to the Exhibit Hall by coming to the ACEP Media Relations Office in Room 150 of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC).  InnovatED is open 9:30am to 3:30pm Monday October 26 to Wednesday October 28.

The following technologies and devices will be featured:

3DSystems – Simbionix (
3D Systems pioneered healthcare solutions that enhance quality of life through the use of 3D printing, surgical planning and personalized medical technologies.

Actavis Pharma, Inc. (
Actavis (NYSE: ACT) is a global pharmaceutical leader focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing high quality affordable generic and innovative branded pharmaceutical products for patients around the world. The Company has nearly 25,000 employees worldwide and maintains global headquarters in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, visit

Admetsys (
Admetsys has developed the first intelligent, closed-loop glucose control system for hospital care—essentially a metabolic autopilot. The system offers a generational leap in treatment safety and precision, while providing the repeatability and scalability demanded by today's changing healthcare economics.

athenahealth (
A proud Corporate Sponsor of ACEP, athenahealth is connecting care nationwide with cloud-based services for revenue cycle, electronic health records (EHR), patient engagement, care coordination, and population health.  A recognized industry leader with a network of 64,000+ providers, athenahealth received numerous Best in KLAS awards this year, including being named a leader in usability.

Unlike conventional health IT systems, athenahealth combines cloud-based software, networked knowledge and back-office services to keep health care organizations—including some of the nation's most prestigious emergency departments—profitable and focused on providing the highest quality of care to patients. Learn more on our website:

B-Line Medical® (
B-Line Medical® provides the most trusted, easy-to-use web-based platforms for video capture, debriefing, operations management and analysis to help healthcare providers and educators enhance patient safety and improve the delivery of care.  Our platforms, SimCapture® and LiveCapture®, have helped over 400 top hospitals, medical schools, and nursing programs in 19 countries operate and manage their training and QI programs.

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. welcomes you to ACEP and is pleased to discuss with you the latest clinical information on our products.

Bongiovi Medical & Health Technologies (
Bongiovi Medical and Health Technologies (BMHT) uses its patented DPS audio processing algorithm in medical devices to improve sound in medicine, both speech intelligibility and stethoscope sounds. BMHT is also conducting clinical trials and research on low-cost diagnostic tools. BMHT is Sound Medicine™.

Bravado Health (
Bravado Health is a leader in software development and management services for the ambulatory healthcare sector, including hospital emergency departments, urgent care centers, and retail health clinics. Founded in October 2000, Bravado Health operates systems that have been adopted by thousands of practitioners in cutting-edge healthcare facilities around the country.

DDxRx Software (
DDxRx is a digital physician assistant. It is run by the triage nurse to help find a diagnosis and recommend appropriate tests and treatments. It also initiates encounter notes prior to the physician seeing the patient.

DuPont Building Innovations (
In designing for today's demanding healthcare facilities, every surface needs to deliver both beautiful design and high performance. DuPont Corian accepts the challenge. A true innovation in technology, DuPont pioneered the science behind solid surfaces – spurring an entire industry. Corian is a nonporous surface that is both heat and scratch resistant. It can be thermoformed, milled, carved, and routed, creating innovative designs limited only by the imagination.

FreemanWhite, a Haskell Company (
Dedicated to creating forward-looking healthcare solutions, FreemanWhite helps organizations prioritize capital investment, create healing spaces that improve the patient experience, maximize operational efficiency, and achieve speed-to-market advantage and cost savings. We use proprietary data analytics to translate complex information into an accessible format for facility optimization, planning, and design.

GCX Corporation (
GCX Corporation – the worldwide leader in medical instrument mounting solutions. We partner with you to create highly functional workspaces - enabling caregivers to deliver improved patient care.

Genentech (
Genentech is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. We are among the world's leading biotech companies, with multiple products on the market and a promising development pipeline.

HKS, Inc. – innovatED Designer (
HKS delivers impactful solutions for the world's most esteemed healthcare institutions. Our plans and designs maximize the value of our clients' facility assets by integrating guest-focused care strategies with operations, finance and research. We design with empathy, informed by evidence, and work in concert with each client's vision and strategic plan to craft environments that contribute to the improvement of patient care and clinical outcomes. The practice includes several healthcare based specialty design groups, such as HKS Team ED, which are highly respected leaders in the healthcare design industry.

Huddy ED Design (
Jon Huddy, author of ACEP's ED Design Book, has designed over 300 Eds by working closely with ED physicians to shape high performance environments. 

Innovacyn, Inc. (Puracyn® Plus) (
Puracyn® Plus is a next-generation wound irrigation and management solution providing clinicians a new alternative to commercial cleansers and solutions that may slow wound closure.

IOA Healthcare Furniture (
IOA Healthcare Furniture has 25+ years of experience developing solutions for healthcare furniture needs.

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (
As a member of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is dedicated to addressing and resolving the major unmet medical needs of our time. Driven by our commitment to patients, healthcare professionals, and caregivers, we strive to develop sustainable and integrated healthcare solutions by working in partnership with all stakeholders on the basis of trust and transparency. Our daily work is guided by meeting goals of excellence in quality, innovation, safety, and efficacy in order to advance patient care. For more information on Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., visit us at

KARL STORZ Endoscopy – America, Inc. (
C-MAC® offers video intubation devices designed for first-pass success with traditional Mac & Miller blades, hyper-angulated D-blade and a new suction/oxygen tube for video laryngoscopes. The platform includes the Pocket Monitor, Flexible Intubation Video Endoscopes, Optical Stylets, as well as Video Rhinolaryngoscopes and Otoscopes for diagnostics in the ED.

Konica Minolta Medical Imaging (
Konica Minolta Medical Imaging is a leading manufacturer of primary imaging products for diagnostic use by doctors, hospitals, imaging centers and clinics.

Max Life (
Max Life Ambulatory Telemedicine – Mobile telemedicine/telehealth providing live audio/video communications utilizing a variety of diagnostic peripheral devices.  Max Life Clinic Case – Self- contained lightweight and portable telemedicine/telehealth system; A/C-D/C powered, including modem. This system provides live audio/video communications utilizing a variety of diagnostic peripheral devices.

McKesson (
McKesson Corporation is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to making the business of healthcare run better.  McKesson helps its customers improve their financial, operational, and clinical performance with solutions that include pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management, healthcare information technology, and business and clinical services.  Visit us at

Medical Education and Research Institute (MERI) (
Medical Education and Research Institute is a non-profit, hands-on training and research school that supports education for all medical specialties and first responders using un-embalmed anatomic donors and human patient electronic simulators.

You deserve a partner who gets it — MEDITECH's comprehensive approach to patient records is bringing vision and clinical sophistication to today's value-based healthcare model.

MedStar Health (
MedStar Health is a not-for-profit health system in the Maryland-Washington, D.C. region, and includes 30,000 associates, 6,000 affiliated physicians, 10 hospitals, multiple ambulatory care and urgent care centers, MedStar Health Research Institute, MedStar Institute for Innovation. MedStar Health is also the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University.

Medtronic Neurovascular (
Medtronic – a global leader in medical technology – and we're stepping forward to help solve the world's healthcare challenges. We deliver life-improving innovations focused on the management of chronic conditions, including: heart and vascular diseases, diabetes, neurological disorders, and spinal conditions. Our technological excellence and unmatched commitment to collaboration across the industry enable us to change the lives of more than 10 million patients worldwide each year.

Mindray North America (
Mindray's innovative TE7 Touch Enabled Ultrasound System responds to demands for fast, focused POC assessment with gestures-based interface, superior imaging, and rich application suite.

NeuroLogica (
NeuroLogica, a Subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd brings the power of innovative imaging to your patient. We transform fixed CT technologies into portable platforms.

OnStar (
OnStar, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Motors Company, is the world's leading provider of connected in-vehicle safety, security and convenience services.  OnStar works closely with the Public Safety sector (emergency dispatch, law enforcement, fire/rescue, EMS) to offer safety and security services to over 7 million subscribers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China and Europe.

Paladin Healthcare, LLC (
"EVOLUTION" Medical Equipment Management Rail is the life-cycle solution to the ever-changing needs of clinical environments. Our rail, plates, adapters, and accessories create a component-based system that is highly organized, clinically efficient, vertically managed, and easy to move, change, and adapt to existing and future needs. Devices, equipment, and management tools snap-on and snap-off for total flexibility, reorganization, and ease of use.

Philips Healthcare (
Philips is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people's lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting.

Physio-Control, Inc. (
LIFEPAK® defibrillator/monitors from Physio-Control set the standard for quality and reliability and are used by more physicians, hospitals and emergency medical services than any other brand.

pingmd, Inc. (
pingmd® is a safe harbor communication platform for care networks to 2-way message, call and videochat with their referring networks and engage with their patient population.

Pryor Medical – The REBOA Company™ (
Pryor Medical Devices, Inc. (The REBOA Company™) is an innovative medical device company that designs, develops and commercializes minimally invasive solutions for vascular trauma. 

Red Thread (
Red Thread partners with organizations to create innovative environments that inspire people to excel. Through the integration of furniture, architectural systems and audiovisual technology, we create holistic spaces that address key workplace issues and aspirations.

RevMedx, Inc. (
RevMedx™ develops lifesaving products to treat traumatic bleeding including XSTAT®, a first in kind device to treat junctional hemorrhage in prehospital and emergency settings.

ScribeAmerica (
ScribeAmerica offers professional scribe training and management services. Our newest service, LiveCode Point of Service Coding, links medical coder and scribe in a real-time environment.

Seamless Medical Systems® (
The Seamless Patient Engagement Platform offers innovative solutions that enhance practice profitability by streamlining the relationship between providers and patients across the care continuum.

Sharklet Technologies, Inc. (
Sharklet Technologies, Inc. is dedicated to revolutionizing biological interactions with a micropattern designed for microorganism control and tissue engineering applications all without chemical additives.

Siemens Healthcare (
Siemens Ultrasound is headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley in Mountain View, California. Siemens is a market leader in medical ultrasound imaging and is equipped to address the needs of clinicians in general imaging, cardiology, women's health, and point-of-care from large hospitals to private clinics.

Southwest Synergistic Solutions, LLC (
Manufacture/sell Emergency/Triage Lights, a multi-purpose tool that contributes toward a patient's "Golden Hour" & a responder's safety/performance. Represent S-Cut, & SES micro-stretcher. Very cool tools!!!

Steelcase (
Steelcase Health works with leading healthcare organizations to create places that deliver greater connection, empathy and wellbeing for everyone involved in the experience of health.

Strategic Operations (
Strategic Operations provides "Hyper-Realistic™" medical training simulations, services, and products like the Cut Suit, using state-of-the-art movie industry special effects, role players, and construction techniques.

Stratus Video Interpreting (
Status Video is a Video Remote Interpretation provider that connects healthcare professionals with experienced, medically certified video interpreters on-demand, 24 hours a day.

Stryker (
As one of the world's leading medical technology companies, Stryker provides state-of-the-art medical and surgical equipment.  At every point of care, from the ambulance to the emergency department to the patient room, Stryker Medical provides support and service to help simplify healthcare delivery with safety and efficiency. Just as caregivers are committed to the well-being of their patients, Stryker is committed to their health and safety.  Stryker products empower caregivers to do more with less.

Teleflex, Inc. (
Teleflex is a leading global provider of specialty medical devices for a range of procedures in critical care and surgery. Our mission is to provide solutions that enable healthcare providers to improve outcomes and enhance patient and provider safety. Headquartered in Wayne, PA, Teleflex employs approximately 11,500 people worldwide and serves healthcare providers in more than 150 countries. Additional information about Teleflex can be obtained from the company's website at

Telexy Healthcare (
QpathE by Telexy Healthcare is the ideal tool to help you manage clinical and training ultrasound workflow including credentialing, QA, billing, analytics, and exam results.

Terason (
Terason continues to revolutionize ultrasound, with high-performance, portable systems providing exceptional imaging and advanced features. The new uSmart 3200T and uSmart 3300 Ultrasound systems optimize workflow, enhance clinical efficacy and increase productivity.

The Beck Group (
Beck is a full service design and construction firm specializing in highly complex renovations and expansions of emergency departments. Our integrated approach ensures the delivery of operationally efficient emergency departments and innovative designs. 

TMG Gases, Inc. ( (
SEDARA™ is a nitrous oxide administration system used for pain management.

TransMotion Medical (
TransMotion Medical, a Division of Winco Mfg., manufactures innovative Mobile, Motorized Stretcher-Chairs featuring Power Drive and Power Positioning. Our Stretcher-Chairs allow patient flow from admission through discharge on ONE SURFACE – no transferring required, significantly reducing staff and patient fall risk and improving throughput. For an on-site demonstration call 1-866-860-8447.

T-System (
T-System advances care delivery and financial outcomes for the episode-based care market, including emergency departments, freestanding emergency and urgent care centers. About 40 percent of the nation's episodic care facilities use T-System to improve the clinical encounter, including documentation of the patient visit and downstream outcomes related to that event.

VisualDx (
Beginning with the entry of just a single symptom, the VisualDx differential builder allows you to quickly evaluate possibilities, compare variations, and improve diagnostic accuracy at the point of care.

VITAS Healthcare (
VITAS® Healthcare has more than 35 years of experience caring for fragile patients and managing care transitions: from hospital to home, from curative to palliative, from chronic to end-stage. VITAS cares for nearly 15,000 patients daily through 49 hospice programs in 16 states and the District of Columbia. We employ 11,733 professionals who care for seriously ill patients, primarily in the patients' homes but also in the company's 34 inpatient hospice units as well as in hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living communities. Learn more at or call 800.93.VITAS.

Vocera (
Vocera is a mobile healthcare communications company that provides enterprise-class solutions.  Vocera helps care teams collaborate efficiently by delivering the right information, to the right person, on the right device, at the right time, anywhere. Vocera solutions are installed in more than 1,200 organizations, improving quality, efficiency, safety and outcomes.

Welch Allyn, Inc. (
Welch Allyn's range of products provides innovative solutions to help reduce risk and improve patient safety, satisfaction and outcomes in a variety of clinical settings.

ZOLL Medical (
ZOLL® Medical Corporation, a leader in medical devices and software solutions, helps hospital professionals manage, treat, and save lives while also increasing operational efficiency.

ACEP is the national medical specialty society representing emergency medicine. ACEP is committed to advancing emergency care through continuing education, research and public education. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, ACEP has 53 chapters representing each state, as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. A Government Services Chapter represents emergency physicians employed by military branches and other government agencies.

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