HAMMOND, LA and IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 25, 2014) - Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) and North Oaks Medical Center -- the 330-bed flagship of North Oaks Health System -- today announced that the facility has gone live with a two-way interface between its EPIC electronic medical record and the Masimo Patient SafetyNet™ remote monitoring and clinician notification system.
The installation marks the first time a hospital has integrated Patient SafetyNet with the Epic electronic medical record (EMR) system. This integration supports the hospital's efforts to achieve Meaningful Use objectives while simplifying nursing workflow, and enabling near real-time availability of patient data within the Epic EMR, supporting clinical decision making processes and eliminating errors associated with manual charting.
Patient SafetyNet incorporates the Masimo Adaptive Connectivity Engine™ (ACE), which enables two-way, HL7-based connectivity to the EMR. ACE significantly reduces the time and complexity to integrate and validate custom HL7 implementations. Patient SafetyNet has been clinically shown to keep patients safer by enabling remote continuous monitoring of the patient's physiology, including oxygenation and pulse rate, which has led to saved lives, reductions in rapid response activations and transfers to intensive care units.1
Integrating Patient SafetyNet with the EMR achieves the type of medical technology interoperability -- the ability of medical devices and health care systems to seamlessly communicate and exchange information -- called for by leading health organizations to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs.
"We are excited to have integrated Masimo with our electronic health record and look forward to using Patient SafetyNet as another tool to assist in patient care," explains Herbert Robinson, MD, North Oaks Health System's Chief Medical Information/Informatics Officer.
"Medical device interoperability is a key component to improving clinical decision making, patient safety, and clinician workflow. Unfortunately many technical and corporate barriers can make achieving interoperability challenging for hospitals," said Joe Kiani founder and CEO of Masimo. "Our goal is to eliminate these barriers, and the Adaptive Connective Engine demonstrates Masimo's commitment to innovation that automates patient care with open, scalable, and standards-based connectivity architecture. We are excited to have partnered with North Oaks Medical Center to achieve the integration of the Patient SafetyNet system with their Epic EMR, and to support them in achieving their interoperability goals."
1 Taenzer A, Blike G, McGrath S, Pyke J, Herrick M, Renaud C, Morgan J. "Postoperative Monitoring - The Dartmouth Experience." Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Newsletter Spring-Summer 2012. Available online
About North Oaks Health System
North Oaks Health System is one of Louisiana's largest and most progressive community hospital organizations and is strategically based between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. For more than 50 years, we have made it our mission to optimize the health care experience through compassion and innovation. Facilities in Tangipahoa and Livingston Parishes include an acute care hospital, a rehabilitation hospital, two outpatient diagnostic & treatment centers, an outpatient surgery center, two outpatient rehabilitation clinics, a hospice agency and a growing physician group for primary and specialty care. For more information, please visit www.northoaks.org
Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) is the global leader in innovative noninvasive monitoring technologies that significantly improve patient care -- helping solve "unsolvable" problems. In 1995, the company debuted Measure-Through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry, known as Masimo SET®, which virtually eliminated false alarms and increased pulse oximetry's ability to help clinicians detect life-threatening events. More than 100 independent and objective studies have shown that Masimo SET® outperforms other pulse oximetry technologies, even under the most challenging clinical conditions, including patient motion and low peripheral perfusion. In 2005, Masimo introduced rainbow ® Pulse CO-Oximetry™ technology, allowing noninvasive and continuous monitoring of blood constituents that previously required invasive procedures; total hemoglobin (SpHb®), oxygen content (SpOC™), carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO®), methemoglobin (SpMet®), PVI®, and perfusion index (PI), in addition to measure-through motion SpO2, and pulse rate. In 2008, Masimo introduced Patient SafetyNet™, a remote monitoring and wireless clinician notification system designed to help hospitals avoid preventable deaths and injuries associated with failure to rescue events. In 2009, Masimo introduced rainbow® Acoustic Monitoring™, the first-ever commercially available noninvasive and continuous monitoring of acoustic respiration rate (RRa™). Masimo SET® and Masimo rainbow® technologies also can be found in over 100 multiparameter patient monitors from over 50 medical device manufacturers around the world. Founded in 1989, Masimo has the mission of "Improving Patient Outcome and Reducing Cost of Care ... by Taking Noninvasive Monitoring to New Sites and Applications®." Additional information about Masimo and its products may be found at www.masimo.com.
Forward Looking Statements
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