ANDOVER, Mass., April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CapsuleTech, Inc., the leading global provider of medical device integration solutions, today announced that Baptist Health®, Louisville, KY, will implement the Capsule SmartLinx Medical Device Information System™ (MDIS). The SmartLinx system will integrate medical device data from ICUs, med-surg, emergency departments and operating rooms, including pre-op and post-anesthesia care units (PACU) across seven facilities with Baptist's Epic electronic medical record (EMR).
"Timely and accurate data are imperative for high acuity areas that require continuous monitoring and close surveillance of a patient's condition," said Paul Buttes MSN,RN,CNML Inpatient Clinical Director of Integrated EHR Solutions, Baptist Health.
Capsule's SmartLinx is a powerful, vendor-neutral data management platform that ties together the medical devices across a healthcare enterprise into a unified system. SmartLinx consolidates clinical workflow and integrates with intelligent systems beyond the EMR, such as clinician decision support, alarm management, and asset management systems to drive informed clinical and operational decisions. Through its powerful analytical and surveillance tools, clinicians can more rapidly recognize the signs of rapid patient physiological deterioration, while IT and clinical engineering can manage and monitor the enterprise-wide operational health and use of medical devices.
"The Capsule SmartLinx MDIS™ is significant step forward in device integration in its ability to help improve the delivery of care through the timely capture, management and delivery of actionable data where and when it's needed," said Kevin Phillips, Vice President Business Development and Product Management at Capsule. "Furthermore, our experience with Epic will help Baptist Health to maximize its device integration investment across the entire health system."
About Baptist Health
Founded in 1924 in Louisville, Kentucky, Baptist Health is a full-spectrum health system dedicated to improving the health of the communities it serves. The Baptist Health family consists of eight hospitals (seven owned and one managed); employed and independent physicians; more than 170 outpatient facilities, physician practices and services, including urgent care and retail-based clinics; outpatient diagnostic and surgery centers; home care; occupational medicine and physical therapy clinics; and fitness centers. Its subsidiary, Bluegrass Family Health, provides health insurance, managed care services and administrative services to employers, employees and their dependents, serving members in Kentucky and surrounding states.
Baptist Health's seven owned hospitals include more than 2,100 licensed beds in Corbin, La Grange, Lexington, Louisville, Madisonville, Paducah and Richmond. Baptist Health manages Hardin Memorial Hospital, a 300-bed hospital in Elizabethtown.
Baptist's physician network includes more than 450 employed physicians and more than 1,600 independent physicians. It employs more than 16,000 people in Kentucky and surrounding states. Visit the Baptist Health website at: www.baptisthealthkentucky.com
CapsuleTech is the leading global provider of medical device integration solutions for hospitals and healthcare organizations. Capsule's solutions unlock the power of medical device data through connectivity, advanced integration and analytics that turn volumes of data into actionable patient and device information to drive informed clinical and operational decisions. Founded in 1997, the Company has established strong partnerships with leading medical device manufacturers and installed enterprise-wide solutions in over 1,800 hospitals in 38 countries. For more information, visit www.capsuletech.com or call +1 978-482-2337 (US), or +33 1 84 17 12 00 (France).
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