PANAMA CITY, FL--(Marketwire - Sep 25, 2012) - iSirona®, a provider of simplified solutions for medical device integration, today announced the availability of "In the Age of Integration: Benefits, Costs, Options and the Future of Medical Device Integration." Written by Paul R. Shenenberger, former chief technology officer at Cooper University Hospital, this new white paper explores many of the questions and concerns hospitals have as they consider medical device integration (MDI).
Today's medical devices generate vast amounts of data -- and integrating these devices into the EMR has clear benefits when it comes to patient safety, clinical productivity and research. In fact, one study estimated that a 150-bed hospital could save over 2,000 nursing hours a year through MDI. According to Shenenberger, "Device-neutral systems have come to dominate the market with their lower total cost of ownership and their ability to deliver a single data store of clinical device information."
The white paper addresses the three major trends hospitals should consider, which will undoubtedly influence the nature of MDI in the next five years. The standardization of communication and data storage, increases in mobile technology, and the rise in predictive medicine are all evolving rapidly and have the potential to transform how healthcare is delivered.
"Exploring the benefits of device integration is fast becoming a necessity, and today's hospitals need to stay on top of how MDI is transforming patient care," says iSirona President Peter Witonsky. "It's clear that MDI offers clinicians greater access to accurate, up-to-date data and more time to devote to patient care."
Panama City, Fla.-based iSirona helps clinicians make more informed decisions about patients by providing an easy to use approach to medical device integration. Using iSirona's software solution, hospitals can connect virtually any medical device to their CIS, providing clinicians with faster access to more accurate patient information. In 2011, iSirona was ranked #1 by KLAS for medical device integration systems. For more information, please visit iSirona or follow us on Twitter.