US health technology firm GetWellNetwork has appointed Hills Limited as its only distributor for Australia and New Zealand.
The distributor will now supply the vendor’s patient engagement solution to hospitals in the region, first launching its product suite in Melbourne this week.
The solution will help businesses “leverage opportunities” created by the uptake of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) technology across the health sector, according to Andy Hall, head of health at Hills.
“GetWellNetwork is the market leader in engagement solutions and integrates seamlessly with EMR applications across multiple technology platforms including mobile devices, computers and televisions,” he explained.
The vendor’s product portfolio consists of solutions including GetWell Practice, GetWell Inpatient and GetWell Loop, the GetWellNetwork.
According to GetWellNetwork, the product suite is used at 700 sites across the United States.
“It’s a best-in-class solution that will create new opportunities for the health business, and deliver an unmatched level of integration and information-sharing capabilities to healthcare providers,” Hills CEO and MD David Lenz added.
Hills also provides its own hospital nurse and patient call systems, which it recently deployed to the new Northern Beaches Hospital in Sydney last year.
The distributor closed the 2018 financial year with a net profit after tax of $400,000, its first profit since 2004 and turnaround from the previous year's $7.9 million loss.
This year, Hills revealed it could save up to $5 million in operational costs over the next two financial years as part of a review looking into its returning to profitability.