PANAMA CITY, FL--(Marketwire - Nov 26, 2012) - iSirona, a provider of simplified solutions for medical device integration, today announced that Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will be implementing iSirona's device connectivity software. Mercy plans to bring more than 150 devices online, including anesthesia and dialysis machines, to automate the flow of patient data directly into its Epic EMR.
Because the iSirona solution works within the Epic EMR, clinicians at Mercy will gain the ability to access accurate and timely patient data without significantly changing their current workflow. In addition, Mercy will be able to leverage its existing technology investments thanks to iSirona's software-based solution, which eliminates the need to purchase additional, single-use hardware.
Jeff Cash, CIO of Mercy Medical Center, noted that the implementation is taking place in conjunction with the new Epic go-live. "With iSirona's software solution, we have a clear win-win situation," Cash says. "The accuracy of our data will be much improved, and our clinicians will be able to spend more time with their patients, which is something we take great pride in."
About Mercy Medical Center
For 112 years, Mercy Medical Center has delivered The Mercy Touch® by partnering the latest technology with compassionate and high-quality patient care. Mercy is a fully accredited 445 licensed-bed regional hospital. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, the medical center offers a wide range of patient services from the integrated cancer care accredited by the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) to the Chest Pain Center accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC). Other strengths include surgical services, critical care services, women's services, obstetrics and multiple services for the prevention and management of chronic conditions. Mercy also has the most advanced private patient suites in the eastern Iowa Corridor. For more information, log onto www.mercycare.org, find Mercy on Facebook or follow Mercy on Twitter at @MercyCR.
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. iSirona was recently ranked #82 on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private companies in the U.S. For more information, please visit iSirona.com or follow us on Twitter.