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When Aceso Makes News, It’s Usually for Good Reason:

  • One Centralized Solution: On- or off-site, UpCare is easily customizable and integrated into existing administrative and patient record keeping systems.
  • Operational Efficiency: UpCare reduces workloads by ensuring non-clinical requests like beverages and pillows are fulfilled by non-clinical staff.
  • Patient Satisfaction: Patient Satisfaction: UpCare delivers customized content such as condition-specific education, dietary management and top entertainment.

Aceso Success Stories:

November, 2016

Aceso’s Digital Technology Implemented at Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Boston, MA, — Aceso®, a U.S. healthcare company and provider of patient engagement and digital signage solutions, announces the implementation of Hospital Television (HTV) Digital Signage product at Massachusetts Eye and Ear in Boston. According to U.S. News & World Report in the 2016-2017 “Best Hospitals” issue, Mass. Eye and Ear is ranked as the #1 hospital in the nation for ear, nose and throat care and #1 in New England for eye care.

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November, 2016

Aceso’s Digital Technology Implemented at Partners HealthCare – Unifies the Corporate Culture at Assembly Row Campus

Boston, MA, — Aceso®, a U.S. healthcare company and provider of patient engagement and digital signage solutions, announces the implementation of our Hospital Television (HTV) Digital Signage product at the new 825,000 square foot, Partners HealthCare corporate office complex in Somerville, Massachusetts, Assembly Row. This represents the fifth Partners HealthCare facility using Aceso’s technology.

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May, 2016

Aceso Interactive and Truven Health Analytics Partner to Deliver Essential Medication Information to Patients

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Boston, MA, — Aceso®, a leading provider of patient engagement and media solutions in the healthcare industry and Truven Health Analytics™, an IBM company and a leading provider of healthcare data and analytics solutions and services, announced a partnership to improve patient engagement by delivering information about specific medications to the patient’s bedside TV, mobile device, computer, or electronic white board, eCareBoard®.

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February, 2016

Aceso’s eCareBoard® Revolutionizes Hospital Dry Erase White Board

Eliminates Manual Documentation Process for Clinicians

Boston, MA, February 22, 2016—Aceso®, the leading provider of healthcare based patient engagement
solutions, is proud to officially launch its eCareBoard® “eCB” suite of products to the industry. eCareBoard
functions in hospital patient care rooms enabling the communication of key information from other
technologies to the patient, family and caregivers. Aceso offers this as a turnkey solution in conjunction with
Smart TV platforms such as LG.

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February, 2016

Carousel Industries and Aceso Partner to Deliver Interactive Healthcare Solutions

Carousel to Distribute Aceso’s Enterprise Patient Engagement Solutions to Healthcare Oriented Channel Partners

Windsor, Ct., February 2, 2016 — Carousel Industries, Carousel Industries, a leader in communication and network technologies, professional and managed services, and cloud solutions, and Aceso® Interactive, a leading provider of patient engagement and digital media solutions in the healthcare industry, announced that the two companies will be combining their strengths to facilitate seamless solutions directed towards the global healthcare market.

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January, 2016

Aceso® to Implement Interactive Solution at Mayo Clinic

January 2016, Boston, MA—Aceso®, a leading provider of patient engagement solutions for healthcare, is proud to announce the completion of an agreement with Mayo Clinic. The initial project scope includes the implementation of HTV, Aceso’s digital signage solution for common area and waiting rooms at Mayo Clinic’s Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center in Rochester, MN. Large interactive touchscreen kiosks will welcome and introduce guests to services available, events, testimonials, wayfinding and up to date messages. A multi-screen video wall will broadcast relevant content designed for viewing from a distance. All locations will feature Mayo Clinic’s robust library of self-developed content.

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November, 2015

Chelsea Business Alliance tours Grandview Medical Center

Chelsea, AL, November 10, 2015 – “…Grandview Chief Operating Officer Drew Mason also addressed the group and touched on technological aspects of Grandview’s patient experience. Mason said the hospital has a partnership with ACESO to facilitate advanced patient and provider communication through interactive digital boards and monitors…”

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October, 2015

Aceso® Interactive and Partners eCare Launch Staff and Employee Satisfaction Module

Boston, MA, October 27, 2015 – Aceso®, a leading provider of patient engagement solutions, is proud to announce that Aceso’s Hospital Television Network (HTV) was implemented and has been successfully operating at Partners Healthcare’s eCare for the past 6 months.

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September, 2015

Aceso® and Grandview Medical Center Partner to Launch Enterprise Patient Engagement Platform

Boston, MA, September 29, 2015 – Aceso®, a leading provider of patient engagement solutions for healthcare, is proud to announce the implementation of its suite of patient-centric products at Grandview Medical Center, one of the most technologically advanced hospitals in the country. The new Grandview Medical Center will serve the residents of Birmingham, Alabama, and the surrounding region and is planning to open its doors to patients on October 10, 2015.

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June, 2015

Aceso® Wins the Interactive Customer Experience Industry Excellence Award for Second Straight Year – Aceso wins 2015 ICX Award for Healthcare Industry

CHICAGO – June 29, 2015 – Aceso, the healthcare industry’s premier interactive patient care and digital media solutions provider, announce that for the second year in a row they have won the Interactive Customer Experience Industry’s top award for the Best Healthcare Deployment at the Interactive Customer Experience Association (ICX) Summit, held this week in Chicago. The ICX awards each year honor the best self-service, digital signage and mobile technology deployments across all vertical market segments.

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April, 2015

RECOVERY AND RENEWAL: How Spaulding Boston Uses Digital Display to Powerfully Drive Patient Experiences and the Hospital’s Brand

Aceso Case Study – Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston is in the business of restoring lives – bringing people back from the trauma of injuries and illness. So as new facilities were planned to open along the old Charlestown Navy Yard for 2013, the management team needed ways to convey the uplifting stories of recovery and rebirth, and make those stories central to the experience of patients, their friends and families, caregivers and donors.

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December, 2014

Aceso Completes Install of Hospital TV Network at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, Wheaton, IL

Aceso™ Interactive has completed the installation of its Hospital TV Network, (“HTV”), at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, in Wheaton IL following execution of a corporate agreement with Marianjoy’s parent company, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare.

This network of digital displays is comprised of 3 multi-panel video walls that enable patients and visitors to experience relevant and timely content in common areas within the facility. Content is easily managed by hospital staff and focuses on wellness, education, donor information and inspirational messaging to improve communication throughout hospital. Utilizing a wide range of stunning photography, dynamic animation and compelling video, messaging is displayed on the video walls via the HTV cloud-based content management system. The HTV digital signage system debuted at the hospital’s November 2014 Rehabilitation Through Innovation event.

November, 2014

Giving Patients a Voice with UpCare™

Aceso successfully integrated its interactive patient care solution, UpCare to Vocera’s Clinical Communication System at Kaiser Permanente’s Westside Medical Center. Patients now have the ability to electronically send real time feedback to clinicians responsible for their care. UpCare provides a full suite of patient-centric services, enabling patients to better manage their health.

Leadership at Westside Medical Center wanted to get a true, unbiased sense of how their patients felt about their care experience. They created an interactive survey for patients, utilizing the UpCare system. Aceso’s enterprise patient-centric platform captures the patients’ responses and intelligently routes the data to Vocera’s Clinical Communication System, where clinicians responsible for each particular patient are notified of unsatisfactory data, and can respond in a timely fashion. Westside Medical Center’s leadership is tracking patient experience and HCAHPS related information with hopes the data derived from Aceso’s system will drive system-wide improvements, which will ultimately improve patient satisfaction.

March, 2014

Aceso Wins Top Industry Honors at the Digital Screenmedia Association 2014 Awards of Excellence

Aceso™, the healthcare industry’s premier interactive patient care and digital media solutions provider and ComQi, a global leader of shopper engagement technology, announce that they won the DSA Industry Excellence Awards for the Best Healthcare Digital Signage for their Spaulding Hospital deployment.

Aceso and ComQi are providing Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, a global leader in rehabilitative medicine, with turn-key digital media solutions. Combining the strengths of ComQi’s EnGage™Content Management System and the local messaging capabilities of OnSite Manager™, Aceso has delivered a cloud based digital media solution for a full range of creative options.

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January, 2014

Aceso Completes Install of Hospital TV Network at Swedish Health Services, Issaquah Campus

Aceso™ Interactive has completed the installation of its Hospital TV Network, (“HTV”), at Swedish Health Services, Issaquah, Washington Campus. Aceso’s network of digital screens enables patients and visitors to experience HTV’s relevant and timely content in common areas, waiting rooms and lobbies. Aceso’s engaging and efficient audiovisual solution communicates a caring experience across the entire hospital enterprise to bring patients, visitors and staff closer together. The digital media content platform will engage patients and visitors by allowing participants to interact with screens in real time using their smartphone; but without application software.

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December, 2013

Aceso Relocates Offices to Historic Charlestown Navy Yard and Opens New Patient Engagement and Innovation Center in Wilbraham

Boston-based Aceso™ Interactive recently relocated their headquarters to the historic Charlestown Navy Yard and will occupy space at One First Avenue, Building 34, Charlestown, MA. The Navy Yard was formerly one of the oldest shipbuilding facilities in the United States Navy and is now a National Historical Park and remains in operation to support the USS Constitution and theUSS Cassin Young. Aceso has also completed arrangements to relocate their Agawam, MA, facility to Wilbraham, MA and will occupy increased space at 2002 Boston Road for a new Patient Engagement and Innovation Center. The commitment to a larger facility will allow for additional research and development as well as affording Aceso technical specialists the opportunity to innovate and test new digital interactive healthcare products; while certifying existing technology solutions. Relocation to both facilities was necessary to accommodate Aceso’s continued growth.

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October, 2013

Aceso Completes Install at Westside Medical Center

Aceso Interactive has completed the installation of its UpCare™ and eCareBoard™ products at Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center in Hillsboro, Oregon. Patients at the hospital have access to an easy to use touch screen monitor at the bedside, which allows them to engage with Aceso’s interactive patient care UpCare™ system during their stay and ability to view, interact, and communicate information specific to their stay and needs.

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July, 2013

Aceso™ and ComQi™ Partner to Provide an End-to-End Video Network Solution for the Healthcare Sector

ComQi™, the global multi-channel message management company, and Aceso™, a healthcare management and communications solutions provider, announced their partnership in serving the healthcare sector with turn-key digital media solutions.

Aceso has integrated ComQi’s Engage Content Management platform into its enterprise level UpTech™ platform offering a cloud based digital media solution for a full range of creative options to hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout the country. The content network will be for staff, patients and visitor viewing; including patient testimonials, stories of strength and local messaging with entertaining video features, news and weather as well as informative facility information. Hospital waiting rooms, cafeterias, lobbies and lounges in a facility will be populated with interactive media solutions.

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June, 2013

UpCare successfully installed at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas.

Boston-based Aceso’s UpCare/UpTech technology delivered an integrated, interactive education and entertainment platform for inpatients utilizing standardized content thereby reducing operating costs. Additionally, Aceso was able to minimize capital expenditures by leveraging the existing in-room TV hardware and running the UpCare system over the present cable infrastructure. By consolidating and streaming content from a central headend site, significant distribution cost savings were realized as well as minimizing capital investment in additional hardware.

 

May, 2013

Successful integration of Rauland Responder 5 Nurse Call at Spaulding through interface with Aceso’s UpCare/UpTech platform.

Aceso’s integration of Responder 5 works within the entire environment including nurses, ancillary staff, and IT professionals. Responder 5 directly connects with virtually any SIP-capable phone system or device; gaining immediate real-time communication with patients as well as PC Console messaging to staff with wireless phones and smart devices. Direct communication, faster response times, streamlined workflow and greater efficiencies benefit both patients and staff relieving nurses from wasted effort, so they can spend more time on what matters most – patient care.

 

April, 2013

Aceso delivers first Post-Acute Care Digital Media Platform as Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital officially opens new facility.

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital has relocated their main facility to the historic Charlestown Navy Yard and is officially open to the public. Aceso completed installation of their proprietary UpCare™/UpTech™ Interactive Patient Care, (“IPC”), platform throughout the 132 private patient rooms. Digital media wall displays have been installed on all eight floors, along with a network of common area TV’s, broadcasting compelling wellness content to engage and inform patients and visitors. The new Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital becomes the first post-acute care facility designed from the ground up to enable interactive digital media and signage systems.

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January, 2013

Aceso and Spaulding team up with Easter Seals of MA to develop user interface within Aceso’s UpCare platform maximizing accessibility by integrating adaptive devices for the post acute population.

This industry-first functionality is another example of Aceso’s commitment to high utilization across all patient populations and will be installed at the new Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown, MA. Ranging from eye tracking software to adaptive pillow speakers, the technology is designed to be utilized by people of all abilities. It is also expected to become an important therapy tool by hosting educational resources that can be used independently by the patient or in conjunction with therapists.

December, 2012

Aceso integrates the services of Array Software into Aceso’s robust UpCare platform to complement their suite of digital interactive solutions.

Array’s premier product, StreamTask+, is the newest smart tool helping professionals with overall software quality assurance by automating processes that didn’t exist and standardizing processes that lacked accountability and efficiency. The integration of Streamtask+ enables Aceso to close the communication loop between patients, clinicians and hospital administrators.

November, 2012

Aceso adds The Window Channel to UpCare content lineup.

The Window Channel NETWORK, one of the world’s leading providers of high-quality ambient HD video programming is designed to take the viewer on a virtual adventure to some of our planet’s most captivating scenery, all with naturally occurring ambient sound recorded in 5.1 Dolby sound. Patients and guests are now offered a much deeper library, as well as a choice of videos accompanied by original relaxing music scores from award-winning composers.

October, 2012

Aceso and Partners Continuing Care, kick off Spaulding Post Acute Care Hospital’s digital media platform installation project at new facility in Boston.

Aceso will design and enable industry-first content solutions for adaptive devices and specialized rehabilitation care through multi-media applications.

September, 2012

Aceso partners with leading global solutions provider, Comqi, for multi channel content management and digital signage system integration.

Aceso has integrated ComQi’s Engage Content Management platform into its enterprise level UpTech™ platform offering a cloud based digital media solution for a full range of creative options to hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout the country.

July, 2012

Aceso IPC integration with Epic Systems, one of the leading vendors of electronic health records, was a feature story in HIStalk, a hospital IT news and opinion site, discussing healthcare technology vendors, healthcare IT projects, and related technologies:

“Aceso’s integration capability links their UpCare platform to Epic EHR so the system knows all the problems with a particular patient and can push the appropriate patient education to the bedside.”

June, 2012

CRH and Aceso have announced a strategic partnership that will bring CRH’s extensive track record of success in helping healthcare organizations adequately staff to overcome Information technology challenges to Aceso.

CRH consultants, headed by Bryan Donovan, bring an average of over twenty years experience to healthcare organizations, blending clinical, business and technical skills. The Aceso/ CRH relationship brings a stable of experienced healthcare professionals Aceso will utilize to meet the increasing market demand for Aceso’s interactive patient engagement solutions.

May, 2012

Aceso and Computrition have partnered to deliver a full integration of the Computrition dietary program with Aceso’s UpCare™ platform.

Aceso’s dietary module enables patients order meals through the UpCare’s easy to use interactive user interface. The integration with Computrition flexes meal options at a patient level only allowing dietary compliant meal options to be selected improving dietary compliance and reducing length of stay. The system also displays nutritional information and dietary education relevant to each patient’s condition. This solution is implemented at Swedish Health System.

April, 2012

Aceso™ completes integration of Curbell Gen4 Pillow Speakers at Swedish improving patient satisfaction with large easy to find and press buttons, intuitive button layout like home remote controls, superior sound quality.

The Curbell Direct Access 0-9 keypad enables direct navigation to specific channels and provides familiar home remote features such as previous channel and mute. Key features include: Proprietary sealed design aids in infection control, UL listed and oxygen safe and Gen4 pillow speakers can be easily reprogrammed in the field for use with different brand healthcare grade televisions.

March, 2012

Aceso™ successfully deploys the healthcare IT industry’s first centralized HD headend at Swedish Health System.

This exclusive, centralized architecture known as UpTech™ has the capacity to support multiple healthcare facilities from a single location. If a healthcare system requires more content, more storage, and more streaming capability, an additional high-capacity, multiple-terabyte server can easily be added so that content will automatically propagate across all servers.

March, 2012

Aceso Launches “HTV” Hospital TV Network and Brian Stone Appointed VP of Media Services

Aceso, provider of Interactive Patient Solutions for healthcare, has launched Aceso Hospital TV Network (HTV), the industry’s first integrated video network that delivers relevant and compelling programming across the enterprise. HTV’s content focuses on wellness, education,learning and inspiration to improve communication throughout hospital common and waiting areas and stands in parallel to UpCare, Aceso’s bedside patient engagement solution.

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February, 2012

Aceso’s UpCare™ Interactive Patient System Installed at Swedish Health Services’ New Issaquah Campus

Aceso, provider of interactive patient solutions for healthcare, is proud to announce the installation of its UpCare™ Technology within the newly opened Issaquah campus of Swedish Medical Center. Made up of five hospital campuses and many other services, Swedish is the largest non-profit health provider in the Greater Seattle area.

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January, 2012

Interactive Patient Care: Bringing Hospitality to the Hospital Setting

As it becomes increasingly common for health professionals to engage with their patients via new technology such as mobile phones and iPads, it is worth asking what happens when they leave the patient room. If physicians are able to carry around technology that supplies a wealth of patient information at their fingertips, shouldn’t hospitals make these luxuries available to patients as well?

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December, 2011

The Top 5 Roadblocks of Patient Engagement

As paper-based health records continue migrating to electronic platforms, more opportunities arise for a new level of patient education and engagement using interactive patient-information systems and other forms of collaborative care. According to a recent report from KLAS, educating patients and their families about their current condition and ongoing treatment is one of the most effective means for reducing hospital readmissions, be that among active-duty military personnel, veterans, or civilians.

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December, 2011

Mass High Tech Names Aceso as a ‘Company to Watch’

Boston, MA, December 5, 2011 – Aceso is delighted to be named one of five ‘companies to watch’ by the Voice of New England Innovation, Mass High Tech. Recognition by such a prestigious publication is testament to the momentum Aceso has generated and the impact the company is having on healthcare facilities offering interactive patient services.

Geoff Fiedler, co-founder and president of Aceso, is elated by the accolade: “We’re honored to be recognized by Mass High Tech in a region populated by a growing number of technology start-ups. It’s no small achievement and it’s the result of a lot of hard work by a wonderful group of people. 2011 has been a breakthrough year for Aceso and we intend to push even harder in 2012.”

Mass High Tech specializes in covering the region’s incubation of next generation technologies and the people and companies behind the innovation economy. New England’s technology and life sciences executives and engineers rely on MHT to track the pulse of local market forces, to identify new trends, detect emerging competition and uncover new opportunities. MHT is published quarterly and read by more than 50,000 professionals.

Each week Mass High Tech highlights five startup companies and provides guest access to their company profiles in the New England Tech Directory. These companies are then featured in their annual handbook.

 

 

December, 2011

Aceso’s UpCare™ Solution at Fletcher Allen Health Care

Burlington, VT, December 3, 2011 – Aceso provider of Patient-Interactive Solutions for healthcare, is proud to announce the success of its UpCare™ Solution at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vermont, where it has been in use now for 16 months.

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November, 2011

Aceso Board of Directors

Boston, MA, November 7, 2011 – Aceso, the leading provider of Patient-Interactive Solutions for healthcare, announced today the appointment of John Pollack and Steven Spear to its Board of Directors. Mr. Pollack and Mr. Spear bring a wealth of experience and business knowledge to Aceso, and will work closely with Co-Founder and President Geoff Fiedler and senior Aceso executives to provide strategic consultation to aid the company’s growth.

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November, 2011

Aceso Named Leading Vendor – Interactive Patient Systems – by KLAS Research Firm

Boston, MA, November 5, 2011 – Aceso, provider of Patient-Interactive Solutions for healthcare, has been named as a leading vendor in a report issued by research firm KLAS which provides an insight into the role Interactive Patient Systems (IPS) play in healthcare today. Aceso launched UpCare™, its interactive bedside solution in 2009, and in a short period of time have gained widespread recognition for the cost-effective and labor saving impact it has had on the healthcare institutions who offer UpCare to patients.

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December, 2010

Aceso Interface with EPIC’s Electronic Medical Record

Verona, WI, December 7, 2010 – Aceso successfully completes a two-way interface with EPIC’s electronic medical record, allowing clinicians to prescribe patient education at the bedside and automatically document patient viewing of educational content in the EMR.

November, 2010

Aceso Partnership with PDi Communication Systems

Boston, MA, November 7, 2010 – Aceso has made UpCare even more accessible for patients by partnering with PDi Communication Systems, a leading manufacturer of swing-arm televisions. PDI’s technology negates the need for traditional remote controls and has the navigational tools on the television, providing an option for people with limited mobility. UpCare systems are designed with patient needs in mind, aiding in the recovery process by providing information, interaction and entertainment.

 

June, 2010

Aceso Live at Fletcher Allen Health Care

Burlington, VT, June 7, 2010 – Patients at Fletcher Allen Health Care enjoy the Aceso solution as Aceso goes live in the hospital.

March, 2010

Aceso Partnership with The Window Channel for Patient Content

Boston, MA, March 7, 2010 – True HD quality television is a joy to behold, and Aceso is delighted to announce its partnership with The Window Channel, experts in producing specialty programs for select markets. Utilizing high-definition technology to transport ambient scenic images to the screen and bring a calm atmosphere to the patient’s room, the partnership with The Window Channel demonstrates Aceso’s dedication to offering UpCare users the highest-quality interactive experience.

March, 2010

Blue Point Media Licensing Agreement with Aceso

Boston, MA, March 5, 2010 – Blue Point Media signs a license agreement with Aceso Interactive to provide The Window Channel Ventana relaxation programming.

February, 2010

Fletcher Allen Health Care Contracts with Aceso

Burlington, VT, February 7, 2010 – Fletcher Allen Health Care signs a seven-year contract with Aceso Interactive to implement the Care Management Solution.

November, 2009

Aceso Agreement with Krames Staywell – Healthcare Education Library

Boston, MA, November 7, 2009 – Aceso has announced an agreement with Krames Staywell to utilize their healthcare education content library for the UpCare patient interactive system. The integration brings UpCare users access to medical videos, patient-specific information, and advice on recovery processes during their hospital stay.

July, 2009

Fletcher Allen Health Care Launches Aceso Interactive Care Management Solution

Burlington, VT, July 5, 2009 – Fletcher Allen Health Care launches first Aceso Interactive Care Management Solution.