WAYNE, N.J., July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MAQUET Medical Systems USA today announced the commercial launch of TEGRIS, its new OR Integration system, in the United States. TEGRIS allows for seamless surgical suite control by providing operating room (OR) staff with a single point of control for all recording devices, OR equipment and room functions.
"By seamlessly integrating diverse technologies, TEGRIS addresses the key challenges presented by today's highly complex OR environment," said Raoul Quintero, President and CEO of MAQUET Medical Systems USA. "In order to minimize errors and enhance efficiency, a user-friendly system to manage inputs and outputs is vital. By putting comprehensive patient data at the surgeon's fingertips in an efficient platform, TEGRIS can empower medical professionals across every touch point to stay focused on the patient – all via a completely open and modular system."
With TEGRIS, OR teams can capture high-definition images and videos (from endoscopes, OR light cameras, room cameras, vital data, etc.) during various procedures and can record two video sources in HD quality simultaneously. Footage can be streamed directly from the OR to lecture halls, conference rooms or offices for real-time training or consultation. Staff can also save images and videos directly to the PACS in DICOM format and retrieve patient data directly from the central touch screen. Surgical safety checklists are seamlessly integrated into the system's workflow model, and as all patient information is imported directly from the HIS, no manual data entry is needed, helping to minimize errors.
Designed for maximum flexibility, TEGRIS also interfaces with diverse systems including HIS, PACS and other patient databases. It supports all common hardware and software interfaces, is vendor-neutral with regard to certain OR devices (e.g., endoscope manufacturers), and works with universal standards (e.g., DICOM). Because TEGRIS integrates seamlessly into the existing IT environment, it can adapt to changing requirements, making it a future-proof solution for hospitals.
As a trusted partner for hospitals and clinicians since 1838, Maquet is a global leader in medical systems that advance surgical interventions, cardiovascular procedures and critical care. Maquet develops and designs innovative products and therapeutic applications for the operating room, hybrid OR/Cath lab, intensive care unit and patient transport within acute care hospitals, improving outcomes and quality of life for patients.
Cardiovascular specialties include intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation therapy for cardiac assist; coronary artery bypass surgery; aortic and peripheral vascular surgery; and extracorporeal circulation.
The Critical Care portfolio includes market-leading intensive care ventilators and anesthesia machines.
Maquet also equips Surgical Workplaces with critical infrastructure such as flexible room design for OR and ICU; OR tables; lights and ceiling supply units; and OR integration for image data management.
Maquet is a subsidiary of the publicly listed Swedish Getinge Group. In 2011, Maquet generated nearly 1.4 billion Euro which is more than half of the Group's annual revenue of 2.4 billion Euros. The Getinge Group has 13,000 employees worldwide, including around 6,000 Maquet employees in 50 international sales and service organizations, as well as a network of more than 280 sales representatives. For more information please visit www.maquet.com and www.getingegroup.com.