1) The Top 10 Questions Nurses & Other Clinicians Need to Ask About Device Integration – White Paper
You have enough worries during your hectic day – there’s always one too many things to do by the end of your shift. Plus, as the saying goes, “If it isn’t charted, it isn’t done.” But with device integration your data will be waiting for you when you’re ready to chart, rather than forcing you to work your schedule around your charting. In lower acuity settings, you can even further automate the process by automatically collecting, validating and sending the data right from the patient’s bedside. So when your hospital suggests it’s time for a device integration plan – whether for the first time or to replace an existing system – make sure you’re part of the conversation and know what to ask.
2) The Top 10 Questions IT Needs to Ask Before Implementing Device Integration – White Paper
There’s no question that medical device integration benefits hospitals by increasing productivity. Real‐time data entry reduces charting errors, and saves nurses up to 3 hours a day of administrative time, freeing them up for more patient care. The challenge lies in choosing the right system to meet your objectives, one that provides complete integration seamlessly. The first step is clarifying what you need and comparing that against what your vendors can provide.
3) The Top 10 Questions Hospital Executives Need to Ask About Device Integration – White Paper
You rely on a steady, accurate flow of information to keep your hospital running smoothly. Device integration can certainly improve that flow, providing the metrics you need to maintain proper staffing levels, insure appropriate reimbursement, and manage acuity levels. But if that flow gets diverted or jammed up, there can be serious consequences. So when it’s time to purchase a device integration system, make sure the one you choose enhances not only the current workflow and the existing infrastructure, but the data you need.
4) The Top 10 Questions Biomed Engineers Need to Ask Before Implementing Device Integration – White Paper
Biomedical engineers face several challenges in their daily work, especially with communication between device pairings: device and network, patient and device, nurse and device. You want a smooth device integration solution that works for all possible interfaces and while you have a reputation for problem solving, you shouldn’t have to problem solve something that is supposed to make your life easier.
5) Medical Device Connectivity: Is Waiting Worth the Risk? – White Paper
Over and over studies prove that medical errors are preventable, that healthcare providers need access to data more quickly, and that burdensome activities such as documentation are taking away from time meant for patient care. And yet medical device connectivity (MDC) is a proven technology that can save nursing time, positively impact the accuracy and timeliness of documentation, and improve overall patient care and safety. In fact it is likely that there is no other technology available that is as easy and cost effective to implement and that can deliver benefits recognized throughout the facility right away. The question therefore remains – “why wait to implement a technology that could address many of the top clinical and IT priorities of hospitals today?” “Is waiting really worth the risk?”
6) Medical Device Connectivity: Vendor-Neutral, Open Architecture – White Paper
This white paper discusses three types of medical device connectivity:
- vendor neutral
- device specific
- open architecture
You will learn how the vendor-neutral connectivity approach minimizes points of integration, providing the greatest flexibility and scalability for hospitals, ensuring that all parameters, from all devices can be delivered to the patient’s record.
7) Enterprise Device Connectivity – White Paper
Managing Bedside and Device Information Across the Enterprise
Medical Device Connectivity is a technology that is proven to save nursing time, reduce transcription errors, and allow nurses to spend more time on direct patient care activities. Yet for years device integration has been limited to high acuity environments such as critical care. However, the hospital landscape is dramatically changing. The government has mandated that electronic health records are a necessity and patient safety is a top priority of all hospitals. So, the need for device integration across the enterprise, to all care areas, is more necessary than ever before.
Key Features of Medical Device Connectivity:
- Vendor neutral design that connects any medical device to any information system
- Innovative platform that adapts to meet the needs of high and low acuity environments
- Adaptable patient-to-device association methods to match established clinical work processes
- Operates in wired or wireless environments for easier deployment
- Field upgradeable for flexibility and scalability and for easy addition of future solutions
8) Connected Care: Consider the Options Carefully – White Paper
While hospitals have always been challenging environments, the current health care environment gives new meaning to the word “challenging.” Sicker patients and increased documentation requirements mean more intense nursing workloads at a time when nurses are in short supply to begin with and the pressure for financial accountability has never been higher.
9) Patient Centric Connectivity – White Paper
The Importance of Patient-to-Device Association
Since their inception, clinical documentation applications such as electronic medical records (EMRs) have relied on data tagged with a location‐based identifier. However, the 2011 Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goal of identifying patients, not just their assumed location, now makes patient identification an even more essential component of device connectivity solutions. The new patient-centric model model requires that all devices are linked to the patient, not just their room number or bed. This shift will lead to changes in clinical workflow, requiring more steps to ensure P2D association. With demands on clinical time growing, it’s important to assess the most effective solution for patient-to-device identification.
Learn about the current methods of patient ID:
- Barcode assisted
- Auto-sensing passive radio frequency identification (RFID)
10) Meaningful Use and Medical Device Integration – White Paper
Medical device integration is quickly becoming a top priority at hospitals today because of the numerous benefits it offers across the healthcare enterprise:
- Its implementation improves the timeliness and accuracy of documentation and enables more time for direct patient care
- More timely and accurate data improves decision making and therefore complements CPOE initiatives
- When hospitals use a vendor neutral device integration solution, they also have the added benefit of making devices and systems interoperable
All of these benefits in and of themselves are enough to justify the implementation of device integration, however it is also a technology that can help hospitals qualify for meaningful in all three of the current phases. This white paper will explore how device connectivity will help hospitals better meet these objectives and therefore help them qualify for stimulus dollars in the years to come.
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