Barely 1 year in the market, Health Robotics Canada Inc. (HRCI) is quickly outshining most of its American competitors including the ones that have been present in North American I.V. Robotics scene for the past 22 years and that include the names like IHS/RIVA.
Health Robotics is a globally famous supplier of life-critical intra-venous medication robots that are used for providing healthcare facilities with robotics technology and software automation solutions. Health Robotics Canada Inc. is the American partner of this I.V. robotics giant.
Health Robotics recently reported the tremendous success of HRCI over the first quarter of operations since its inception in December 2009. In addition to outpacing the other American I.V. Automation companies, the other achievements included new contracts in North America for seven i.v.STATION, six i.v.SOFT, one CytoCare, and one I.V. Room of the Future.
While announcing the achievements of HRCI, the company CEO also discussed about the future projects of the company.
"HRCI had an outstanding first quarter of operations, quickly establishing itself as the leader in the North American I.V. Automation sector, including an agreement with CHUM to pioneer the 1st viable I.V. Robot installation in Canada in July. Notably, HRCI also signed a joint-development agreement with The Cleveland Clinic Foundation for the first I.V. Room of the Future project in America.
For a European that graduated from a Clinical Engineering school in the United States where I came to share cross-Atlantic biomedical engineering experiences many years ago, thanks to HRCI it is indeed a great honor to return and partner with top-rated medical institutions in America, with the clear goal to develop global centers of excellence for the I.V. Room of the Future, not only with Health Robotics' world-leading products, but also with best-in-class I.V. solutions from companies selected by us to participate in this project," Werner Rainer, Health Robotics' CEO informed.
The CEO also discussed about seven projects where HRCI was or will be involved in the installation of Health Robotics' i.v.STATION robots. The centers are at Allegiance Health (Jackson, Michigan), The Brigham & Women's Hospital (Boston), U Mass Memorial Hospital (Worcester), Centre Hospitalier de l'Universite de Montreal [CHUM], Cottage Health System (Santa Barbara), The University of Colorado Hospital (Denver), and The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (Houston).
HRCI achievements included signing of 6 contracts for Beta Test/Validation installations of .v.SOFT Assist, Cube, Label+, and Profile workflow software automation modules at The Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Duke University Hospital in Durham, Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, The University of Chicago Medical Center, and The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
HRCI also signed contract with the University of Colorado Hospital, which had terminated contract with Devon Robotics several months back. The project involves upgrading to a new and improved version of CytoCare in May 2010.
"As we quickly approach 100 global installations for our solutions, I'm glad to see that Health Robotics' first ever customer in America has recommitted itself to CytoCare, the only robot in the world proven to compound sterile hazardous I.V. Admixtures. Despite unfounded rumors maliciously spread by our competitors and our prior distributors that the new partnerships with McKesson and HRCI would signify the demise of Health Robotics in North America, to the contrary: HRCI's reported number and quality of contracts clearly show that HRCI quickly stepped-up to the plate signing 15 contracts in only 3 months, and beating IHS/RIVA to the 1st I.V. Robotics installation in IHS' home country of Canada, while McKesson has swiftly moved to provide responsive CytoCare customer support and is now poised to make significant gains in the market," a visibly proud Rainer concluded.
Madhubanti Rudra is a contributing editor for RobotXworld. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Alice Straight