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Medical Device Integration Blog

Optimizing Medical Device Management

Posted by Monica Demers on May 24, 2016 @ 11:51 AM

Medical devices provide invaluable information to clinicians on a patient’s condition, making them a critical component in the delivery of safe, effective and efficient patient care.  However, managing and maintaining the plethora of medical devices in hospitals is not an easy task for clinical engineers. Compounding this are standards for medical equipment maintenance announced by the Joint Commission to align with updated regulations from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that require hospitals to develop and implement medical equipment plans on all devices.1,2 

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Tags: Medical Device Data, Vital Signs, Patient Monitor, Clinical Engineering

Under the Hood of Medical Devices

Posted by Kevin Phillips on Oct 01, 2015 @ 04:00 AM

This article was orginally published on September 11, 2015 in Hospital EMR and EHR.

When it comes to medical devices, most people think of patient monitoring and physiologic data such as HR, SPO2, respiration rate waveforms and physiologic alarms. But there’s a lot more “under the hood” of a device – a lot more than just physiologic data that, when applied in new ways, can contribute to patient safety efforts and help with operational efficiencies. 

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Tags: Patient Data, Alarms and Alerts, Health IT, Clinical Analytics, Medical Device Data, Patient Monitor

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

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

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