International MUSE is right around the corner, May 30 – June 2. MUSE provides excellent opportunities to network with peers and share information about what’s new in the MEDITECH community. This year, Smart Pump EHR Integration is new, and ed session #1117 offers nurse informaticists, pharmacists, IT analysts, and C-level hospital decision makers the chance to learn about this new and exciting technology. So mark your calendar and plan to attend “Connect Your Smart Pumps to MEDITECH,” which will be presented by Union Hospital and Iatric Systems on Thursday, June 1st at 9:00 a.m.
Earlier this month, the ECRI Institute published its annual Top 10 Health Technology Hazards report. Infusion Errors topped the list this year as hazard #1. Here’s our interpretation…
Earlier this month, TechNation magazine interviewed several industry experts about important qualities to consider when purchasing smart pumps. Prevention of medication errors, wireless connectivity, and ease of use were among the top options listed.
So far in our Connectivity Series, we’ve shared details about how to integrate GE medical devices, Philips equipment, and Welch Allyn monitors with your EHR. This month, I’ll cover Nihon Kohden. And I’ll also spend some time discussing how important it is to keep flexibility in mind, so you can address a variety of interoperability scenarios.
For the third post in our Connectivity Series, I’d like to share with you some details about integrating Welch Allyn devices with your EHR.
Many of Welch Allyn’s monitors are portable, wireless devices that operate in a low-acuity setting. If you’re a clinician or a biomed expert, you understand exactly what that implies: Portable devices function differently than the stationary, continuous monitors typically found in critical care areas like the ICU. And the workflow associated with portable low-acuity devices can be unique, too.
As promised, this is my second post in a series that provides details about our Accelero Connect team’s experience integrating specific manufacturers’ medical devices with your EHR. Last time, the focus was GE devices. Today, I’ll focus on Philips equipment.
If you already use Philips, you know there are many details to understand in order to integrate those devices with your EHR. The Philips network can have a variety of equipment in play, and figuring out how best to set up your integration can get confusing. So I’m going to give you some information, some common configurations we’ve seen, and include details about our Philips integration experience along the way.
This post is the first in a series that will provide you with details about integrating specific manufacturers’ medical devices with your EHR:
- GE Healthcare
- Nihon Kohden
- Welch Allyn
- And others
ED nurses at Hanover Hospital in Hanover, Pennsylvania, love having the ability to transfer vital signs electronically from their GE monitors to their EHR.
That’s what Richard Clark, IT Project Manager at Hanover Hospital, recently told us. In fact, he said it even makes them smile. That sure made my day. So, I thought I’d share their story with you, since we all could use a smile on a Monday…
Whenever I present an educational session about medical device integration, I always try to highlight the importance of close collaboration between Nursing/Clinical Informatics, Information Technology, and Biomedical Engineering. Good communication is the true key to successful medical device connectivity.