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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

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

Are your care decisions based on comprehensive and accurate data?

Posted by Monica Demers on May 12, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Blog Series: Medical device integration addresses multiple health technology hazards

To err is human--and we are all human after all.  So errors in transcription of medical device data do happen.  Too often, clinicians busy caring for patients scribble down information on slips of paper that may be illegible or are lost by the end of a shift.  Mistakes also happen as data is keyed into an EHR. 

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Tags: Medical Device Integration, Patient Data, Health IT, Clinical Documentation, Vital Signs

High Reliability of Data – A Key Benefit of Device Integration

Posted by Susan Niemeier, MHA, BSN, RN on Jun 25, 2014 @ 10:00 AM


The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009 incentivized the adoption of the electronic health record and fast-tracked efforts to implement electronic medical records. The program motivated hospitals to meet deadlines for achieving meaningful use and adopting a wide range of capabilities within their EMR. The benefits gained by implementing the EMR are significant and promise greater efficiency, higher quality of care and safer patients.

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Tags: Medical Device Connectivity, Patient Care, Medical Device Integration, Patient Data, Nurses, Medical Device Information System, CONNECT, Medical Device Data

Cool Isn't Always Smart

Posted by Susan Niemeier, MHA, BSN, RN on Nov 18, 2013 @ 08:30 AM

A close friend in IT is always going on about the “coolness” of this or that new gadget/device. But cool is not always smart. As a nurse, what really matters is the impact a device has on both my patients and me. Some call this workflow. I call it, “how I do my job”.  

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Tags: Medical Device Connectivity, Patient Care, Medical Device Integration, Patient Data, Nurses, Workflow

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