September 29, 2008

US Air Force Medical Service Extends Shipcom Wireless Contract

Shipcom Wireless, a provider of healthcare solutions, has announced that its contract with the Air Force Surgeon General's office to review the current uses of radio frequency identification technology across the US Air Force medical service has been extended.

According to Shipcom Wireless, the original contract involves a baseline assessment of clinical and business processes at Keesler medical center using Shipcom's hospital operational and clinical assessment model (HOCAM). This assessment will be followed by recommendations on how the Air Force can utilize RFID and related technologies to improve patient care and make clinical processes efficient.

Finally, Shipcom will model and implement Rfid solutions at Keesler medical center using Shipcom's x/Care suite of healthcare applications, including the patient care module p/care and the module a/care.

Abeezar Tyebji, CEO of Shipcom, said "Shipcom is pleased to continue our partnership with the Air Force medical services. This validates our approach of focusing on the clinical/business issues and validating technology use for specific areas."