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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

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

AMIA Task Force Calls for Simplification and Speed in EHR Use

Posted by Susan Niemeier, MHA, BSN, RN on Jun 28, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Report Cites MDIS as an Important Way to Meet EHR Goals

The American Medical Information Association (AMIA) Task Force report on the status and future direction of electronic health records (EHRs) is out. And not surprisingly, it finds EHR systems are a mixed blessing. While cutting down information silos, the technology also cuts down physician efficiency and patient care time. As a result, taking full advantage of an EHR’s enhanced patient information is often extremely difficult.

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Tags: Patient Data, Workflow, Industry Forecast, Medical Device Information System, Clinical Documentation

Keeping your medical devices healthy

Posted by Monica Demers on May 28, 2015 @ 10:24 AM

Blog Series: Medical device integration addresses multiple health technology hazards

Today’s broad array of sophisticated medical devices helps save countless lives. But nothing’s perfect—just ask your biomedical engineering team!  The management of device operations from an engineering standpoint can be difficult and time consuming in a busy, every-changing hospital environment.  Proper management of medical devices ensures patient safety, while safeguarding the value of costly device assets.  But, according to ECRI’s Top 10 Technology Hazard List, as the number of devices in hospitals expands, they often find themselves overwhelmed by the sheer volume of device recall and safety alerts.

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Tags: Healthcare Technology, Medical Device Information System, Operational Analytics, Medical Device Data, Medical Device Infrastructure

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