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New Nortel Healthcare Mobility Solutions to Improve Patient Care, Responsiveness, and Staff Efficiency


Solutions Combine Nortel Products and Services with Ecosystem of Systems Providers

FEBRUARY 26, 2007, NEW ORLEANS - Nortel* [NYSE/TSX: NT] is helping hospitals empower staff to make patient care more responsive and efficient, adding two new mobile communications solutions to its clinical-grade Healthcare Solutions portfolio.
Nortel Clinical Alarms and Alerts and Asset Tracking and Management combine Nortel products and services with proven applications and consulting services from industry-leading partners to help manage medical alerts and hospital assets. Available today in North America, Nortel is demonstrating these solutions at HIMSS07, the annual conference of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (booth #4211).

“Delivering real-time personalized information directly to staff anywhere within a facility empowers hospitals to manage cost challenges while improving patient care and outcomes,” said Charles Salameh, vice president, Network Business Solutions, Nortel. “Nortel, together with leading healthcare systems providers, is delivering a complete intelligent communications solution for hospitals.”

Nortel Clinical Alarms and Alerts integrates a myriad of hospital notification systems to create a single solution for collecting and routing prioritized, real-time alerts directly to the proper clinician on their mobile device of choice. This solution combines Integrated Alarm Management from Emergin, a leading provider of clinical alarm management solutions for healthcare, with Nortel’s mobile VoIP portfolio and Nortel Global Services for design, deployment, integration, management and support.

To support this solution and enable greater clinician mobility, Nortel is also introducing the new Nortel WLAN Handset 6100 Series, planned for availability in 2Q07. These premise-based WLAN handsets fully integrate with Nortel’s enterprise VoIP and WLAN platforms, feature extended battery talk and standby times, and provide standards-based IEEE 802.11a/b/g support for flexible application deployment.

Nortel Asset Tracking and Management increases hospital care and efficiency by enabling the tracking and instant location of thousands of monitors and other medical equipment. The solution can also be used for real-time location tracking of both hospital staff and patients - such as infants and other at-risk patients - within the hospital complex. The solution incorporates Real Time Location Systems and Wi-Fi tags from Ekahau and Nortel WLAN 2300 series access points to pinpoint tagged items within three meters accuracy. This solution also includes Syntrack for Health Care, an asset tracking application from intelligent RFID solutions provider Integrated Business Systems and Services, and Nortel Global Services.

Northeast Georgia Health Systems, a growing not-for-profit healthcare community, recently deployed a Nortel WLAN and is considering deploying Asset Tracking and Management for its growing inventory of medical equipment.

“Hospital efficiency and quality patient care depend on the ability to quickly locate critical medical equipment,” said Scott Checkoway, network engineer, Northeast Georgia Health Systems. “The Nortel Healthcare Mobility solution will allow us to purchase less equipment while still providing excellent patient care.”

In addition to these two new healthcare mobility solutions, Nortel has expanded its Healthcare Solutions portfolio with operations improvement consulting services from IMA Consulting, a leading provider of consulting services exclusively to healthcare providers.

About Nortel
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