EnerLook Healthcare Solutions Completes First Installation at Hackensack University Medical Center; Begins Second of Six Phases of Interactive TV/Internet Services System for Patients and Staff.
BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 3, 2003
EnerLook Healthcare Solutions, Inc., a 51% owned subsidiary of Ener1, Inc. (OTCBB:ENEI) announced today, in conjunction with TVR Communications, that it has successfully completed the installation of the first phase of its interactive television and online services system at Hackensack University Medical Center and begun the next phase of implementation. The total project would ultimately include about 1,000 beds in the Hackensack medical facility. EnerLook provides digital interactive and administrative products and services to health care institutions. EnerLook's services include movies-on-demand, premium TV programming, Internet and e-mail access, and interactive patient education and patient care surveys.
Hackensack University Medical Center, located in Hackensack, New Jersey, is a teaching and research hospital affiliated with the University of New Jersey Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and is the largest medical center in that state. The hospital is a four-time consecutive winner of Health & Hospital's Magazine's "Top 100 Most Wired Hospitals in America."
Mike Ryan, chief executive officer of EnerLook, said "Our successful Phase I installation at Hackensack clearly demonstrates our ability to deliver our state-of-the art interactive television system "Health iTV" to a world class medical center on schedule, smoothly and with positive outcomes for patients, their families and the medical center staff. We effectively teamed with TVR Communications, Hackensack Medical Center's technology, administrative support and nursing teams in implementing our integrated, patient-friendly interactive system. Patients in our Phase I program now have available right at their bedsides, for the first time, a whole new array of entertainment, hospital information and online services. EnerLook's "Health iTV" patient directed interactive systems are designed to increase overall patient satisfaction, optimize nurse staffing utilization and improve overall operational efficiency. We are excited about Hackensack's confidence in us and are eager to beginning implementing the next phase."
Hackensack University Medical Center's Director of Information Technology, Edward Martinez, commented, "We are very pleased with EnerLook's interactive technology and impressed by their ability to install their system so quickly. Our administration and nursing service are always evaluating ways to improve the patient's stay, and EnerLook's interactive television and online services assist us in meeting that commitment. We are involved in millions of dollars of information system installations each year and know when a company has the ability to perform. EnerLook's team was exceptional in its project planning, creativity and delivering their technology on time."
Martinez added: "HUMC believes this is a great product that will have a significant impact on our patients' stays. We were especially pleased with the "go live," which went off without a hitch. We are looking forward to moving ahead on the next phase of installation with equal success. Our patients love it!"
About EnerLook Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
EnerLook Healthcare Solutions develops and markets integrated, interactive TV-based hardware and software systems for patient education, entertainment, Internet access, and communication, delivered on demand directly to the patient's bedside. EnerLook's systems, are designed to dramatically improve the hospital experience for patients. At the same time, EnerLook's systems make the hospital's patient care and education more efficient and allow the hospitals to meet and surpass JCAHO (Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) educational requirements.
For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.enerlook.com or call 561-241-9522 and ask for Mike Ryan.
About Hackensack University Medical Center.
Hackensack University Medical Center, a teaching and research hospital affiliated with the University of New Jersey Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and a member of the New Jersey Council of Teaching Hospitals, is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state of New Jersey. It is one of the first two hospitals in the nation to receive The Quality New Jersey's 2001 Governor's Gold Award for Performance Excellence.
For more information, visit the hospital's Web site at http://www.humc.net.
About TVR Communications
TVR Communications is the technology and sales group of Television Rental Company, a New York based provider of television and telephone rental services and a broad range of other communications services to health care institutions. TVR is a third-generation, family-owned business with proven reputation as a leader in its markets, which currently include over 200 medical institutions.
For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.tvrc.com or call 718-458-2211.
About Ener1, Inc.
Ener1, Inc. (OTCBB:ENEI), Ener1, Inc. is the majority owned subsidiary of Ener1 Group, Inc., a privately held company that develops and commercializes technologies. Ener1, Inc. develops and markets energy and communications products and services through its 51% owned EnerLook subsidiary and its four divisions: digital media, new energy sources, and energy efficiency and safety. Its products include digital communications hardware and software, interactive healthcare communications systems, and high-energy, lithium-metal batteries for military and other specialty applications.
For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.ener1.com or call (954) 202-4442 and ask for Mead McCabe.
Safe Harbor Statement
This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Federal Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not necessarily limited to, the change in control of Ener1, Inc. and dilution to existing shareholders of Ener1, Inc. caused by Ener1 Group, Inc.'s investment in Ener1, Inc., the lack of any operating history for the development stage Ener1, Inc. battery business recently acquired, the need for additional capital for the Ener1 battery business, the history of operating losses incurred by Ener1, Inc. and its need for additional capital, the receipt of revenue from new contracts, the rate of development of the information appliance market, the successful development and market acceptance of new products and services, the degree of competition in the market for such products and services, competitive pricing practices, dependencies upon key personnel, and low barriers of entry into the software development and services markets. Further, a significant portion of the company's sales is derived from a limited number of customers, the loss of one or more of which could adversely impact operating results. Some of these and other risks are detailed in Ener1, Inc.'s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2001, as well as in the company's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Such risks and uncertainties could cause actual results or performance to differ materially from any future results or performance expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements included in this release.
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|Date:||Feb 3, 2003|
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