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World-Class Academic Medical Center to Automate Device Data Collection, Conduct Research

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 4:45am
The Associated Press

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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

environment."

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

center.

About iSironaPanama City, Fla.-based iSirona

(www.isirona.com(http://ctt.marketwire.com/?release=879706&id=1536436&type=1&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww.isirona.com%2f))

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

device integration.

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