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California Transplant Donor Network recognized for implementing PEPID RN Critical Care
Evanston, Illinois – May 4, 2007 – PEPID, a leading developer of mobile medical information resources for healthcare, today announced that the California Transplant Donor Network (CTDN) of Oakland, California, is a recipient of the 2007 Wireless Leadership Awards. The Award recognizes the donor network for "innovation and outstanding results in wireless application." Transplant Coordinators from the Network’s Clinical Services Department refer to PEPID™ RN Critical Care Nursing Suite to help evaluate donors, check drug dosing and avoid adverse drug interactions in the field. The Award will be presented to the CTDN in a ceremony at the Wireless Enterprise Symposium on May 9th in Orlando, Florida.
"We are thrilled that the California Transplant Donor Network is receiving this prestigious honor for implementing our critical care nursing product," says PEPID President John Wagner. "We are especially gratified because the CTDN is such a richly deserving and worthwhile organization. Congratulations to everyone at the California Transplant Donor Network."
One of the largest organ procurement organizations in the United States, the Network coordinates organ recovery and distribution for 160 hospitals in Northern California, Central California, and Nevada. When a potential donor is identified in the Transplant Network's service area, a transplant coordinator is sent to the hospital to evaluate medical suitability and to work with the hospital staff to provide appropriate care for the donor. Founded in 1987, the CTDN now serves over 11 million people in 40 counties with an organ donation rate that is typically higher than the national average.
The Network is a federally designated organ recovery organization and has four departments dedicated to clinical, hospital, family and community services. About ninety percent of its clinical staff is equipped with BlackBerry devices. PEPID for BlackBerry is implemented as a back-end solution that is delivered to the field by Verizon Wireless.
The 2007 Wireless Leadership Awards recognize innovation and outstanding results in wireless deployments. These awards acknowledge those BlackBerry users who have set the standard for business excellence, unique solutions, ingenuity, and customer satisfaction with wireless solutions in the public sector, private sector and with valuable business impact.
More than 90 percent of Americans believe that organ, eye and tissue donation is the right thing to do. Yet only 30 percent of those same individuals have legally and properly recorded their decision to donate. To learn more about organ donation in your state, go to www.donatelife.net for more information.
About California Transplant Donor Network
California Transplant Donor Network (CTDN) is the official link between organ and tissue donors and individuals awaiting transplantation. Based in Oakland and operating since 1987, CTDN is a federally designated non-profit organ procurement organization (OPO). It is also one of the largest organ procurement organizations in the United States, serving 160 hospitals and 11 million people in 40 counties in Northern and Central California and Nevada. The California Transplant Donor Network coordinates organ recovery and distribution, and educates healthcare professionals and the public about the importance of organ and tissue donation and the success of transplantation. CTDN also works with hospital staffs to offer and explain the option of donation to families whose loved ones have died.
About PEPID LLC
PEPID Medical Information Resources have been proven under fire in combat zones, natural disasters, clinics, hospitals, universities and schools around the world. By using PEPID products, healthcare professionals find answers to tough diagnostic and therapeutic questions, resulting in better patient satisfaction and outcomes. Schools use PEPID for better learning in classrooms and clinical settings. For institutions, PEPID means easy implementation, higher productivity, fewer errors, and greater staff and patient satisfaction. Patients benefit from better service, education, and care.
PEPID partners with The American Academy of Emergency Medicine, The National Association of Emergency Medical Services Educators, the Family Physicians Inquiries Network, the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, the Oncology Nursing Society, and the American Society of Health System Pharmacists to ensure that PEPID always provides the highest quality content. Visit www.pepid.com for more information.
About the 2007 Wireless Leadership Awards
The 2007 Wireless Leadership Awards recognizes innovation and outstanding results in wireless deployments. These awards acknowledge BlackBerry users who have set the standard for business excellence, unique solutions, ingenuity, and customer satisfaction with wireless solutions in the Public Sector, Private Sector and with a valuable Business Impact. The award is presented during the annual Wireless Enterprise Symposium (WES) attended by solution administrators, developers and end-users.
About Research In Motion (RIM)
Research In Motion is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. Through the development of integrated hardware, software and services that support multiple wireless network standards, RIM provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information including email, phone, SMS messaging, Internet and intranet-based applications. RIM technology also enables a broad array of third party developers and manufacturers to enhance their products and services with wireless connectivity to data. RIM's portfolio of award-winning products, services and embedded technologies are used by thousands of organizations around the world and include the BlackBerry® wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld™ product line, software development tools, radio-modems and software/hardware licensing agreements. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. RIM is listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ: RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RIM).