WALTHAM, Mass., March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Respiratory Motion, Inc., developer of the ExSpiron, the only patient monitor measuring non-invasive Minute Ventilation, offers a "plug and go" connectivity to Nurse Call systems. These systems have a universal presence in hospitals and offer the simplest and most common connectivity.
Today there are a surplus of hospital connectivity systems using "standard" IT communication languages that have existed for decades, like –HL7, DICOM, or IHE. These systems, while well-known, require significant commitment of an already resource limited hospital IT staff.
"When we engage customers on the topic of connectivity, the feedback we receive from many hospitals is that –even a brief new product evaluation may require several months to adequately test and implement a solution interface technology within their IT ecosystem. And this is before the evaluation begins" according to Jack Auer, Vice President of Marketing of Respiratory Motion, Inc., "When evaluating multiple products, these test projects are a burden for the institution in terms both of cost and internal resources, while significantly delaying important technology adoption decisions intended to improve patient care."
The ExSpiron has an open interface and broad capability to use connectivity solutions. Enabling Nurse Call connectivity with existing hospital systems, however, simply relies on a standard and very simple interface which has a long, reliable history and is ubiquitous in hospital floor settings. These systems provision for connecting devices in the patient room to deliver important and potentially life-saving alerts to the caregiver. This enables ExSpiron to be deployed quickly and inexpensively, relieving IT resources and allowing hospital administrators an open interface to connected systems once deployed down the line.
According to Dr. Jenny Freeman, President and CEO of Respiratory Motion, Inc., "Our focus has been to improve patient safety while lowering hospital cost. Patient safety should not be gated by an already overburdened hospital IT staff. The scalability of the ExSpiron nurse call connectivity solution enables hospitals to quickly and economically evaluate and integrate an advanced respiratory monitoring solution into existing clinical workflow."
According to a Healthgrades, post-operative respiratory compromise is the largest single-source of avoidable in-patient days and among the top three patient safety events. Respiratory compromise on the general care floor can remain undetected for hours and the risk of events is often elevated by opioids or pain medications. Addressing respiratory compromise early, in advance of existing solutions, is critical to providing safe patient care and providing actionable remote alerts. Connecting ExSpiron with hospital nurse call systems provides an advanced-warning solution to respiratory monitoring with cost-effective connectivity. ExSpiron's Plug and Go nurse call connectivity provides compatibility with a dependable, simple system that delivers an earlier warning than existing solutions for significant changes in a patient's respiratory condition, which, if unaddressed, could lead to adverse events.
About Respiratory Motion, Inc.
Respiratory Motion, Inc. is a medical device company based in Waltham, MA, that develops innovative technology to monitor respiration and help clinicians and hospitals improve patient safety and outcomes. The company's monitoring systems can identify patients who are at risk for life-threatening respiratory depression. This allows physicians to prevent the dangerous condition before it harms a patient. To learn more, visit www.respiratorymotion.com
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SOURCE Respiratory Motion, Inc.