JUPITER, Fla. and ABILENE, Texas - Excel Medical, the leader in Next Generation Medical Device Integration™, today announced that Texas-based Hendrick Health System (Hendrick) has completed an initial deployment of its BedComm Mobile Vitals Capture (MVC) solution. The installation streamlines automation of nursing documentation and data integration for more than 135 vital signs monitors throughout the hospital. Hendrick is using the BedComm MVC solution to collect and integrate GE Healthcare Dinamaps vital sign monitors' data into the hospital's Allscripts EMR using Excel's wireless CarePanel™ technology.
"Before implementing the system, our caregivers would take the patients' routine vital signs as part of their regular rounds several times a shift, write them on paper and then enter the information from the paper to the electronic chart," said Duane Donaway, director of Information Systems at Hendrick Medical Center. "Now the information is sent through our wireless network directly into the chart, eliminating the need to manually document patient vital signs and improving overall patient safety."
BedComm MVC, coupled with CarePanel, automates the acquisition and delivery of patient vital signs monitor data with secure, customizable, streamlined workflows. The acquired data is transmitted via Hendrick's wireless network to a BedComm server and ultimately to the Allscripts EMR. This automation reduces potential errors from manual transcription of data.
With the BedComm deployment, the hospital also is protecting its existing IT investment and reducing the capital costs required to integrate data from existing fleet of GE Healthcare Dinamap vital sign monitors into its EMR.
BedComm MVC provides hospitals with faster availability of patient data to clinicians, customized workflows, positive patient identification (PPI) and improved operational efficiencies.
"BedComm MVC, like all of our solutions, streamlines clinical workflows, automates manual data entry and helps clinicians be more efficient and effective," said Lance Burton, General Manager of Excel Medical. "Ultimately, our technologies allow clinicians to focus more of their time on patient care. And for hospitals, we facilitate greater efficiency, improved performance and results. We look forward to continue providing meaningful clinical technology innovations to Hendrick, one of the leading hospitals today and for the future," Burton said.
This marks the first collaboration between Excel Medical and Hendrick Health System.
Hendrick Health System was founded in 1924 as a not-for-profit healthcare institution in response to a community need for quality healthcare. Today, Hendrick Health System includes Hendrick Medical Center, licensed for 522 beds, and comprehensive range of healthcare services, including centers of care in women's, cancer, rehabilitation, children's and cardiovascular services. With more than 2,900 employees, Hendrick serves 19 counties in the Texas Midwest area. Hendrick has received the Gallup Great Workplace Award nine years in a row and has earned the Pathway to Excellence designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. In 2012, Hendrick completed the largest expansion project in the hospital's 92-year history.
About Excel Medical
Founded in 1995, Excel Medical is an industry innovator in medical device data acquisition, storage, and clinical integration across the hospital enterprise. Its products transform clinical workflow by liberating data and making it more accessible to clinicians through untethered access and Next Generation Medical Device Integration™ with electronic medical records (EMR). Excel's technologies have direct impact on improving patient safety and care, workflow efficiency, and decreasing institutional risk. Partnering with IBM's TJ Watson Laboratory since 2011, Excel has developed a first-of-a-kind clinical streaming analytics platform that is shaping the future of critical care medicine. Excel's products are used by more than 80% of the top medical centers and children's hospitals in the United States. The company is headquartered in Jupiter, Florida, and has customers throughout North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. For more information, visit www.excel-medical.com.
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