Technical Team Efficiency and Success

Today, clinical engineering and IT staff face ever-evolving challenges managing infusion device integration and maintaining sizable pump fleets. Juggling multiple projects and priorities, these teams are busy ensuring technology delivers peak performance, is constantly updated and operates efficiently.

 

Rethinking Infusion Delivery

Helping IT and clinical engineering staff to securely manage infusion data for interoperability with the EMR while efficiently managing and maintaining infusion devices across the healthcare enterprise

  • Simplify the deployment, monitoring, and management of the entire pump fleet through a centralized platform
  • Increase device time in clinical use through remote software upgrades and security patches
  • Integrate seamlessly with clinical system through IHE/HL7 standards
  • Protect patient information and access to the network with secure architecture

The intuitive interface is key to flattening the learning curve and minimizing errors

IT Executive, Academic Medical Center

Did You Know?

  • ECRI listed Cybersecurity for Medical Devices & Systems in its Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2015.17
  • In October of 2014, the FDA issued guidance for medical device manufacturers entitled Content of Premarket Submissions for Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices. In this document the FDA states, “Manufacturers should address cybersecurity during the design and development of the medical device, as this can result in more robust and efficient mitigation of patient risk”.18
  • For a 250 bed hospital that operates within an 8 hospital health system, a ~$1M revenue opportunity was calculated for properly documenting actual start/stop times for infusions administered in outpatient areas.11
  • A “typical” ED loses as much as $30 – $40k/month in lost infusion and hydration revenues due to improper and insufficienct documentation of procedures.12
  • It is estimated that 30% of nurses on average report spending at least one hour per shift searching for equipment.13
  • Infusion devices are the subject of more adverse incident reports to the FDA than any other medical technology. Between 2005 and 2009, the FDA received more than 56,000 reports of adverse events associated with the use of infusion pumps.20
  • The FDA issued new guidance for infusion pumps in December 2014, “intended to improve the quality of infusion pumps in order to reduce the number of recalls and adverse events associated with their use.”21

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