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GETINGE, Sweden, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- 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.

"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 downtime."

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 support.


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 quantifiable results.




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