Ingersoll Rand Global Healthcare Practice Launches Nverge™ for Healthcare Organizations to Link Disparate Systems for Better Outcomes

Nverge™ enterprise system manager increases availability and visibility of data to improve efficiency and reduce risk

Phoenix, March 8, 2012 – Ingersoll-Rand plc (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments, released Nverge™ enterprise system manager for healthcare organizations at the American Society of Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) 2012 International Summit & Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design & Construction™ (PDC Summit) in Phoenix, Ariz.

Nverge was developed to improve healthcare provider intelligence through the convergence of disconnected technologies such as building management and automation, physical security, patient interaction and business management.

“Healthcare customers have told us the inability for data to flow across systems within or across departments inhibits their ability to maximize performance,” said Laura Rygielski Preston, vice president of the global healthcare practice at Ingersoll Rand. “With Nverge, healthcare organizations have the power to bring new visibility to chosen applications, make more intelligent business decisions and demonstrate the link of the physical environment to business objectives.”

While creating a connected environment is at the core of the Nverge, aggregating the connected systems data to provide new levels of visualization and decision support is what can truly elevate the performance of healthcare organizations. Whether it is real time situational awareness, or customized dashboards and reports, Nverge enables healthcare organizations to be more informed and better-equipped to make mission critical decisions.

Nverge In Action

Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC) in Washington D.C. is one of the nation’s premier children’s hospitals. But like most hospitals, many of its systems didn’t talk to each other. However, with the investment and implementation of a new human resources system, the need for a connection to other systems was greater than ever to increase staff productivity. “With our transition to PeopleSoft™, we wanted to optimize our operations,” says George Lei, HR Technical and Interface Coordinator at CNMC.

Ingersoll Rand worked with CNMC’s management, physical security and information technology teams to implement Nverge and optimize the connection between their new PeopleSoft system, their existing Schlage access control system and the time and attendance system. According to Keith McGlen, Physical Security Director at CNMC,

“The system integration using Nverge is calculated to reduce data entry hours by 50 percent and data entry errors by 70 percent.”

CNMC also believes the automated communication between the systems that Nverge enables will reduce the risk of previous employees retaining access to secure areas and improve the employee onboarding process. “Nverge has enabled us to look at our opportunities to enhance operations with the systems we have already invested in,” added Doug Myers, CFO and acting COO of CNMC. “We look forward to exploring the full extent of our new connected vision.”

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