Written by Laurie Blount, Director of Medical Device Integration, Iatric Systems
I mentioned a CNO survey briefly in my Smart Pump integration blog post, but it’s such an important topic that it warrants its own post.
We conducted a survey last December of 4,000 Chief Nursing Officers. The timing of the survey was intentional in that Meaningful Use projects were (hopefully) wrapping up across many hospitals. Setting our sights to the next couple of years, we wanted contextual feedback from hospitals for their medical device integration plans going forward and where they see their MDI priorities.
The survey gathered metrics around some key concepts:
(Here’s a link to the Executive Summary and complete list of questions and answers from the CNO Survey if you’re interested.)
What stood out for me when I read the results:
Finally, here’s something else you might find helpful. We provide a free custom MDI Assessment for hospitals. Not only do we help you document the current state of your hospital’s medical devices and EHR environment, but we also offer you some vendor-specific integration knowledge, such as whether or not you’ll need a gateway or special platform in place before you can integrate your monitors. The findings in our MDI assessment make for an easy segue into a conversation with your stakeholders and associated vendors around integration priority and what is realistic and cost-effective for your medical device connectivity needs. If you would like one, please email me at MDIblog@iatric.com, or reach out to your Iatric Systems Account Executive.
Please leave a comment if you’d like to learn more, or email me at MDIblog@iatric.com.