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PODCAST: Don't hit the snooze button on alarm management

Posted by Capsule on Aug 26, 2015 @ 11:35 AM

Convergence & Collaboration Podcast: Episode 1

Listen to this episode of Capsule’s Convergence & Collaboration Show to discover the many ways clinical and operational data created by medical devices can be used to improve patient safety and patient satisfaction. Capsule VP of Product Management and Marketing, Kevin Phillips and John Elms, President of Connexall USA discuss the negative consequences of alarm mismanagement, how to prioritize alarms both in number and type, and ideas on how to reduce alarm hazards. This 15 minute conversation is especially timely in light of the Joint Commission’s fast approaching January 2016 deadline requiring hospitals to establish alarms as an organization priority and to identify the most important alarms to manage.

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Tags: Medical Device Integration, Workflow, Alarms and Alerts, Alarm Fatigue, Podcast

NEW: Listen to Chats on Convergence and Collaboration in Healthcare IT

Posted by Capsule on Aug 26, 2015 @ 11:30 AM

Capsule Launches Healthcare IT Podcast Series 

We are excited to announce our "Convergence and Collaboration" podcast series, which will feature interviews, discussions, and insights on emerging trends as we explore areas of technological convergence and collaborative possibilities in healthcare.

Click the play button below to listen to the first episode in your browser, or subscribe on iTunes, Sticher, or TuneIn to download episodes to your mobile device:

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Tags: Medical Device Integration, Health IT, Operational Analytics, Medical Device Data, Clinical Documentation, Podcast

INFOGRAPHIC: The Power of Medical Device Data

Posted by Capsule on Jul 15, 2015 @ 02:46 PM

Only 10% of ventilator device data is used by healthcare organizations

As the global industry leader in medical device information systems (MDIS), Capsule has an exceptional view of this unique domain in the healthcare IT industry. Today, an average 200-bed hospital manages hundreds of medical devices generating millions of data variables each day for hundreds of patients. For example, a typical ventilator generates a staggering 305 data parameters per second. With all of this data produced from just a ventilator (imagine the amount of data for patients attached to multiple devices), only 10% is being used and sent to an electronic medical record (EMR) for automated charting. Hence, the question…

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Tags: Medical Device Integration, Alarms and Alerts, Medical Device Information System, Medical Device Data

Capsule’s Final Four® reasons to connect at HIMSS 2015

Posted by Capsule on Apr 02, 2015 @ 04:00 AM

There are more than a handful of reasons to connect with Capsule at this year’s HIMSS Conference in Chicago, IL, and none of them include the Samsung Tablet we are giving away. With less than 10 days to showtime, we have narrowed the list down to the top four.

1. Meet around a table, not a kiosk

With two private conference rooms, tables for eight, presentation monitors, and snack amenities to ensure our conversations are clear, engaging, and efficient, we're ready to host you. (We understand we are not the only people you need to meet with.) To make it easy, schedule a appointment ahead of time.

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Tags: Medical Device Information System, Events, Capsule News

In Good Company

Posted by Capsule on Jun 19, 2014 @ 04:26 PM

McKesson, Philips, Siemens, Epic, GE, Allscripts, MEDITECH... You don’t have to be a gambler to know it’s a sure bet that there isn’t anyone in health IT who hasn’t heard of these companies.

Recently, we joined these leaders on the annual Healthcare Informatics 100 list, which spotlights the companies with the highest reported revenue in the year prior. It’s our first appearance on the list and after multiple years with continued double digit growth and expansion, we expect to be on the list for years to come.

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Tags: Capsule News