Medical Centers Simplify Clinical Workflow Using iSirona Technology
Panama City, Fla. (PRWEB) November 18, 2009 --iSirona®, an innovative provider of data automation solutions for healthcare providers, today announced the successful "go-live" of iSirona's DeviceConX at University Hospitals Geneva Medical Center and University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center. Both facilities are part of Cleveland, Ohio-based University Hospitals and are using iSirona technology to deliver patient medical device data automatically to the Eclipsys Sunrise Electronic Medical Record.
The iSirona solution is unique in that it is patient-centric, rather than location-based, ensuring data is documented to the correct patient. In an effort to further simplify clinical workflow, University Hospitals has embedded iSirona's device association screen into Eclipsys Sunrise, giving clinicians the ability to associate a medical device to the correct patient without ever leaving the Eclipsys application.
The solution is currently automating the collection of GE patient monitor data, with future plans to collect data from Spacelabs, Philips and HP across 10 University Hospitals facilities.
"The University Hospitals system was in the process of rolling out Eclipsys for nurse documentation, and we recognized rather quickly that we needed to automate the collection of patient data from medical devices to realize the full value of electronic nurse documentation," explains John Hendricks, technology director of electronic medical records at University Hospitals. "Thanks to iSirona, now we can look forward to enhancing clinical workflow and integrating patient data from a wide range of device manufacturers."
"University Hospitals is a forward-thinking and prestigious hospital enterprise that sees the value of medical device data integration and its ability to improve quality of care and patient safety," explains iSirona CEO Dave Dyell. "This deployment is another endorsement that hospitals continue to see the value of iSirona's cost-effective approach for automated patient data collection."
About University Hospitals
University Hospitals serves the needs of patients through an integrated network of hospitals, outpatient centers and primary care physicians. At the core of its health system is University Hospitals Case Medical Center. The primary affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, University Hospitals Case Medical Center is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research centers of excellence in the nation and the world, including cancer, pediatrics, women's health, orthopedics and spine, radiology and radiation oncology, neurosurgery and neuroscience, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, organ transplantation and human genetics. Its main campus includes the internationally celebrated UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, ranked second in the nation for the care of critically ill newborns; UH MacDonald Women's Hospital, Ohio's only hospital for women; and UH Ireland Cancer Center, part of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. For more information, go to uhhospitals.
Panama City, Florida-based iSirona (isirona) develops clinical automation solutions for healthcare. The iSirona Enterprise™ product suite delivers medical device data from bedside and mobile devices to clinical information systems, simplifying the process of patient data collection. iSirona accelerates return-on-investment by streamlining workflow and maximizing IT investments. Uniquely positioned to deliver the most robust solution, iSirona guarantees delivery of accurate, timely and complete patient data.
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