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Medical Device Integration Blog

Harnessing the Power of Medical Device Data 

Posted by Capsule on Sep 29, 2015 @ 04:00 AM

 

CHALLENGE: Optimizing the management and use of medical device data

Government mandates, quality initiatives, and incentives have encouraged healthcare delivery organizations to more rapidly implement information technology throughout their respective enterprises, especially when it comes to automating the documentation of patient care in their electronic medical records.  Only recently, though, have they begun to realize the unique value of medical device data elements — a combination of physiologic data, therapeutic device settings, and alarm information — to provide powerful clinical and operational insight and support, and to drive other applications essential to patient care and safety.

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Tags: Medical Device Connectivity, Medical Device Integration, Medical Device Information System, Medical Device Data

VIDEO: Rick Valencia, Qualcomm Life SVP, chats acquisition of Capsule

Posted by Capsule on Sep 25, 2015 @ 03:57 PM

Vision for medical-grade connectivity in the hospital, at home and all points in between

In this 3-minute video, Rick Valencia shares the thinking behind Qualcomm Life's "Internet of Medical Things" strategy and the benefits of Capsule's SmartLinx MDIS and Qualcomm Life's 2net vendor-neutral platforms. Combining the platforms’ respective core competencies in medical device connectivity and integration will help enable disparate systems from hospital to home to seamlessly provide medical device data that can improve the delivery of patient care.

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Tags: Medical Device Connectivity, Medical Device Integration, Medical Device Information System, Medical Device Data, Medical Device Infrastructure

CEO shares news: Capsule is now a Qualcomm Life company

Posted by Gene Cattarina on Sep 14, 2015 @ 08:09 AM

It is with great excitement that I announce that Qualcomm Life has acquired Capsule Technologie. Going forward, we will continue to be known as “Capsule” but all mentions of the company will include the tagline, “a Qualcomm Life company”.  Qualcomm Life is part of a large public entity, Qualcomm, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM), with the resources to support and facilitate the further development and evolution of our products and services.

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Tags: Medical Device Connectivity, Industry News, Capsule News

Are you aware that your patient’s ventilator has just disconnected?

Posted by Monica Demers on May 19, 2015 @ 11:34 AM

Blog Series: Medical device integration addresses multiple health technology hazards

It’s a thorny issue that’s difficult to defend.  Bedside ventilators become disconnected with some frequency, and the results are often fatal. The device alarms that should notify caregivers about a problem may be incorrectly set or overlooked in the noisy bustle of the hospital floor.  ECRI ranked ventilator disconnection as a Top 10 Health Hazard.

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Tags: Medical Device Connectivity, Patient Care, Medical Device Integration, Alarms and Alerts, Health IT, Healthcare Technology, Clinical, Clinical Analytics

Healthcare technology can be hazardous to your health

Posted by Monica Demers on Mar 29, 2015 @ 02:07 PM

Blog Series: Medical device integration addresses multiple health technology hazards

Caution: Healthcare technology can be hazardous to your health—if it isn’t managed properly, that is. No organization knows this better than the ECRI Institute—the nationally recognized nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care.  Each year, ECRI’s Top 10 Health Technology Hazards List has been helping providers identify and address major technology-related problems that can impede clinician effectiveness and compromise patient safety.

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Tags: Medical Device Connectivity, Alarms and Alerts, Alarm Fatigue, Health IT, Clinical Analytics, Medical Device Data

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