Aultman Hospital to Increase Staff and Patient Awareness With NaviGate Critical Information System

New Philadelphia, Ohio, UNITED STATES


NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio, July 14, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aultman Hospital, Stark County, Ohio's first and largest hospital, has chosen NaviGate™ by Lauren Innovations as their primary source for emergency planning and preparation and training. With continued efforts to reinvest and improve facilities and technology, Aultman hopes to boost compliance, enhance safety and security, and train its staff and patients using NaviGate's secure web-based system.

Disaster can strike anywhere. The recent tornedo activity in Joplin, Mo. sent important hospital documents more than 70 miles from their home at Saint John's Regional Medical Center. By using NaviGate's highly secure, controlled access web-based platform, Aultman can create, access, track, and manage all emergency planning and safety information. This will also provide the health system the availability to provide critical access to essential information to emergency responders during an incident. Site and floor plans, emergency response documents, hazardous material location and information will all be accessible by any Internet accessible device. The decision to implement NaviGate will make Aultman one of the first hospitals in the nation to adopt this form of emerging critical information technology.

"The safety of our patients, staff and visitors is Aultman's number one priority," said Chris Feller, Aultman safety director. "By working with Lauren Innovations and adopting NaviGate, we are confident we can provide our staff and community first responders the tools necessary for a safe and efficient response. The collaboration further promotes Aultman's culture of safety and commitment to leading our community to improved health."

"A great deal has been learned from our tragedies," commented President of Lauren Innovations, Ben Fierman, Ph.D., and past hospital administrator. "First-responders need immediate access to critical information in a way that is fast, effortless, current, accurate and useful. Businesses have learned that there is vulnerability in having all essential information in places that are at risk during disasters, both man-made and natural. Solutions must deliver information that is secure in a way that is useful the moment it is needed."

About Aultman Hospital

The Aultman Health Foundation is a not-for-profit health-care organization serving Stark and surrounding counties. The vertically integrated institution includes Aultman Hospital, the locally managed health-insurance provider AultCare, The Aultman Foundation and Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences. With 682 beds, 530 active physicians and a staff of more than 5,000 employees, Aultman is Stark County's largest hospital. For more information, visit www.aultman.org.

About NaviGate™ by Lauren Innovations

NaviGate™ by Lauren Innovations is a highly secure, Web–based system that can be used by any organization to collect, manage, and apply their unique essential information through integrated document, incident, and learning management functions. Through controlled, role- and permission-based access, NaviGate optimizes daily operations and emergency response, with secure, instant access to information at any time, from anywhere. Based on its proven effectiveness, NaviGate has received SAFETY Act designation from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and has been given a highly effective rating by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) Laboratory. For more news and upcoming events, visit www.laureninnovations.com.

About Lauren Innovations

Lauren Innovations (www.laureninnovations.com) is dedicated to the development and enhancement of technologies and services that contribute to a safer, healthier and more secure world. Headquartered in New Philadelphia, Ohio, Lauren Innovations is a subsidiary of Lauren International (www.laureninternational.com). For more information, call 866.861.7400.

Lauren Innovations is dedicated to the development of state-of-the-art technologies and services that allow our customers to act proactively. Our goal is to continually bring relevant, valuable products to the market that can streamline processes and benefit the overall operation and preparedness of an organization. It is our culture to strive for excellence, responsibility and integrity in all that we do and provide. Lauren Innovations' flagship product NaviGate™ enables any organization to collect, manage and apply their essential information through integrated document, incident and learning management. Through secure controlled authorization, NaviGate optimizes daily operations and emergency response, providing access to information – anytime, anywhere. Based on its proven effectiveness, NaviGate is SAFETY Act designated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Lauren Innovations is also a founding partner of the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at the University of Southern Mississippi. Lauren Innovations is a member of the Lauren International family of businesses, which has more than 40 years experience providing innovative solutions, superior products and exemplary customer service. Lauren International is headquartered in Ohio. For more information, call 866.861.7400.

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