Medical Device Integration
Medical device connectivity is the establishment and maintenance of a connection through which data is transferred between a medical device, such as a patient monitor, and an information system. The term is used interchangeably with biomedical device connectivity or biomedical device integration. By eliminating the need for manual data entry, potential benefits include faster and more frequent data updates, diminished human error, and improved workflow efficiency.
SmartLinx ties together medical devices into an integrated system that not only provides connectivity with hospital EMR, but also delivers monitoring, management, and analysis of real-time patient data. Through SmartLinx’s powerful surveillance tools and actionable information, clinicians can recognize the signs of a patient’s physiological deterioration and take prompt action before the onset of adverse events, or even mortality, while IT and clinical engineering can manage the operational health of the system.
Capsule’s SmartLinx™ Medical Device Information System includes built in support for more than 700 diverse medical devices from every major manufacturer. It ties together medical devices into an integrated system that not only provides connectivity with EMR, but also delivers monitoring, management, and analysis of real-time patient data.
Medical devices may be connected on wireless and wired networks. Wireless networks, including Wi-Fi, Wireless Medical Telemetry Service, and Bluetooth, provide more ubiquitous coverage of connectivity, allowing uninterrupted monitoring of patients in transit. Wired networks are fast, stable, and highly available. Wired networks are usually more costly to install at first and require ongoing costs for maintenance, but allow connectivity of the organization in a closed environment.
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. Capsule's solutions are flexible and scalable, offering a variety of deployment options to meet the needs of any healthcare delivery organization. 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 38 countries.