ANDOVER, Mass., Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Capsule Tech, Inc., the first provider of medical device information systems (MDIS), today announced that The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will implement the company's SmartLinx™ Medical Device Information System to integrate medical device data into the hospital's Epic electronic medical record. Nearly 1,200 SmartLinx Neuron™ 2 mobile clinical computers will be used to integrate over 2,000 medical devices across 650 beds. This will eliminate the need for manual data entry of vital signs or other patient-specific information at the patient bedside, enhancing accurate recording of data enterprise-wide.
SmartLinx will be used to integrate to an array of different types of medical devices including patient monitors, ventilators, gas monitors and spot check monitors. In critical care departments such as the ICU and OR, MD Anderson will deploy approximately 500 Neuron 2 units, running the SmartLinx Vitals Stream™ application, to continuously collect and transform data from physiologic monitors and ventilators. Another 700 Neuron 2 units running the SmartLinx Chart Xpress™ application will be used to more effectively monitor patients in lower acuity hospital departments, such as medical surgical units. In this setting, MD Anderson will automate data collection from the vital signs monitor, enable easier bedside charting, and implement Capsule's Early Warning Scoring System (EWSS), which is designed to alert nurses/clinicians to a patient's potential deterioration
"With the real-time recording of critical patient information directly into the medical record in a way that is accurate, succinct and timely, nurses will be empowered to focus on the quality and safety of patient care rather than the manual charting of patient vitals," says Susan Niemeier, RN, MHA Chief Nursing Officer, Capsule. "Further, by incorporating Capsule's EWSS, MD Anderson's clinicians will have the early identification and notification of potential patient deterioration in the acute care population."
Solutions such as Capsule's EWSS are increasingly important in a patient population that is acutely ill and receiving care for a serious health issue, such as medical or radiation oncology. SmartLinx integrates a comprehensive suite of real-time connectivity, with analytical and surveillance applications and tools that assist clinicians in recognizing the subtle signs of a patient's potential physiological deterioration. Armed with this important patient data, clinicians are able to take immediate action before the onset of adverse events, or even failure-to-rescue death.
Capsule is the leading global provider of medical device integration solutions for hospitals and healthcare organizations. Capsule's SmartLinx Medical Device Information System (MDIS) increases efficiency and improves patient care through the systematic real-time capture of patient vitals at the point-of-care and the delivery of those data to hospital electronic medical records, other information systems and third party mobile solutions. Powerful clinical surveillance and analytical software tools enable alarms and alerts to clinicians of adverse patient conditions, allowing timely patient interventions. 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 37 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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