World-Class Academic Medical Center to Automate Device Data Collection, Conduct Research
a provider of simplified solutions for medical device integration,
today announced that UC Irvine Medical Center will be implementing
iSirona's device connectivity solution throughout its campus. Rated
one of "America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News and World Report, UC
Irvine will use iSirona's solution to connect medical devices to its
Allscripts EMR and export data to its research database.
"We needed an enterprise-wide solution for connecting our biomed
devices -- one that would enable our patient records to be current and
up-to-the-minute," says Clinical Informatics Manager David Keymel, RN.
"iSirona's software solution is a perfect fit for us as a medical
academic center. We'll be able to use the more timely, accurate device
data that iSirona provides to best treat our patients."
UC Irvine's desire to export data to its research database was a
pivotal consideration. Currently, EMRs grab monitoring data at certain
time increments. Yet for research purposes, UC Irvine needs that data
in minute or sub-minute intervals. "iSirona can deliver data on a
continuous basis," says Informatics Solution Architect Charles Boicey,
MS, RN-BC, PMP, CPHIMS. "Now, we'll have the capability to provide
clinicians with what they want in the EMR -- accurate, timely patient
data -- and we'll gain data for research."
UC Irvine plans to use the data for predictive analytics that can help
anticipate and possibly prevent negative outcomes. Boicey explains,
"Being able to bring in and store vast amounts of data in real time
holds promise for things like the early detection of sepsis --
something we may be able to identify earlier in a monitored
UC Irvine Medical Center is scheduled to go live with iSirona's
solution later this year.
About UC Irvine Medical CenterRated one of "America's Best Hospitals"
by U.S. News and World Report, UC Irvine Medical Center is a
world-class academic medical center that focuses on leading-edge
technology. The only university hospital in Orange County, Calif., the
422-bed medical facility offers a full scope of acute- and
general-care services, including a regional burn center, Level I
Trauma Center, neuropsychiatric center, Level III neonatal care unit
and a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer
About iSironaPanama 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 and freeing nurses from the
burden of hand-entering patient data so they have more time for direct
patient care. In 2011, iSirona was ranked #1 by KLAS for medical