January 10, 2017 - ZOLL RescueNet ePCR Achieves Latest National Compliance Standard

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ZOLL RESCUENET ePCR ACHIEVES LATEST NATIONAL COMPLIANCE STANDARD

January 10, 2017—CHELMSFORD, MASS.—ZOLL® Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group Company that manufactures medical devices and related software solutions, announced today that RescueNet® ePCR is officially National Emergency Medical Services Information System (NEMSIS) 3.4.0 compliant, meeting the latest version of the national data collection and reporting standards.

NEMSIS enables emergency medical services (EMS) databases from across the nation to be linked and share critical information. This allows for improved analysis of EMS procedures and patient care, comparison of data across jurisdictional and state boundaries, and better evaluation of the EMS role in healthcare. Version 3 helps ensure EMS is providing the best possible data for evidence-based care, and version 3.4.0 continues to improve on the quality data for EMS.

The changes from version 3.3.4 to 3.4.0 include small enhancements that will make a positive impact on EMS, according to Karen Jacobson, NEMSIS Director at the University of Utah.

“Symptom onset, or last known well, was separated out as a distinct element in version 3.4.0,” Jacobson said. “Clearly identifying when a patient was last known well is important when you look at stroke and cardiac arrest patients; this was hard to identify previously.”

Version 3.4.0 also added value choices based on feedback received from the EMS community.

“ZOLL has been and will continue to be committed to ePCR solutions that meet NEMSIS certification,” said Alex Moghadam, president of ZOLL Data Management Products. “Facilitating data sharing to drive performance improvement is the core of NEMSIS, and ZOLL is dedicated to this mission.”

RescueNet ePCR is pre-hospital patient care documentation and reporting software. The latest version, RescueNet ePCR 6.3, makes collecting additional NEMSIS-required fields easier, removes the struggles of maintaining compliance with state and national offices, and streamlines exchanging data with hospital partners by following the HL7 standard.

About ZOLL Medical Corporation

ZOLL Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group Company, develops and markets medical devices and software solutions that help advance emergency care and save lives, while increasing clinical and operational efficiencies. With products for defibrillation and monitoring, circulation and CPR feedback, data management, therapeutic temperature management, and ventilation, ZOLL provides a comprehensive set of technologies that help clinicians, EMS and fire professionals, and lay rescuers treat victims needing resuscitation and acute critical care. For more information, visit www.zoll.com.

About Asahi Kasei

The Asahi Kasei Group is a diversified group of companies led by holding company Asahi Kasei Corp., with operations in the material, homes, and health care business sectors. Its health care operations include devices and systems for acute critical care, dialysis, therapeutic apheresis, transfusion, and manufacture of biotherapeutics, as well as pharmaceuticals and diagnostic reagents. With more than 30,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit www.asahi-kasei.co.jp/asahi/en/.

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