SOURCE: iSirona


February 14, 2012 07:45 ET

Children's Hospital and Medical Center Selects iSirona for Medical Device Integration

Nebraska Hospital Couples Enterprise-Wide Connectivity With Launch of Epic EMR

PANAMA CITY, FL--(Marketwire - Feb 14, 2012) - iSirona(R), a provider of simplified solutions for medical device integration, today announced that Children's Hospital and Medical Center of Omaha, Nebraska, will be implementing iSirona's device connectivity solution in conjunction with the launch of their new Epic EMR. Ranked one of the top pediatric hospitals for orthopedics and cardiology in the nation, Children's will be ultimately connecting devices enterprise-wide -- across in-patient care areas, oncology units, the emergency department and pre- and post-operative care units.

iSirona's software-based solution can connect virtually any medical device to the electronic medical record. This flexibility is crucial for Children's, which plans to integrate approximately 200 monitors and at least 20 ventilators in the first phase of its implementation.

"From a technical perspective, iSirona's solution provides us with the flexibility we were looking for," says Dr. George Reynolds, CMIO & CIO of Children's. "But the most critical benefit occurs on the clinical side. When nurses spend less time charting, they can spend more time providing direct care -- and this contributes to better outcomes for our patients."

Children's Hospital and Medical Center is scheduled to go live in the spring of 2013.

About Children's Hospital and Medical Center
Located in Omaha, Nebraska, Children's Hospital and Medical Center was ranked in the top 50 pediatric hospitals for orthopedics as well as cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News and World Report in 2011-12. Their specialty pediatric center is the largest outpatient specialty center in the region. Renowned for their experience and expertise, Children's Hospital and Medical Center provides care to more than 250,000 children each year.

About iSirona
Panama City, Florida-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.

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