Main Line Health Selects Bernoulli for Medical Device Integration into Epic

Bernoulli will be part of net-new EHR go-live in March 2018

Milford, CT—November 21, 2016—Pennsylvania-based Main Line Health has chosen Bernoulli, a leader in real-time connected healthcare, as its medical device integration solutions provider for the health system’s transition to Epic. By March 2018, the platform is expected to go live at Main Line’s four acute-care hospitals and outpatient centers.

“This is one of the largest technological implementations in the history of Main Line Health,” said Troy Brailo, the health system’s Epic Applications Manager. “We selected Bernoulli because we wanted a partner with the capabilities to deliver a fully integrated, system-wide platform with comprehensive device connectivity.”

Bernoulli will implement its proven Bernoulli One™ architecture to bring medical device connectivity to the critical-care areas of Main Line’s acute-care hospitals, including intensive care units, emergency departments, and neonatal intensive care units.

Bernoulli One offers detailed data schemes, functional assessment and clinical support for a broad range of medical devices from every major manufacturer and uses a standard HL7 interface and the existing network infrastructure to capture, clarify and share distributed data into a variety of interfaces and EHR systems automatically. Additionally, the solution’s FDA Class II clearance means it can be used for active patient monitoring as well as secondary alarm management.

“Bernoulli One eliminates manual transcription, which reduces the risk of error inputs and mitigates the disruption of patient care workflows,” said Bernoulli Chief Nursing Officer Jeanne Venella DNP, MS, RN, CEN, CPEN. “The result is complete, accurate real time data as it is captured, enabling clinicians to work more efficiently and effectively to deliver superior patient care.”

In addition to having ready access to real-time, synchronized patient data, clinicians must also be able to access this information at all times and at any location. Bernoulli One offers the lowest overall cost of ownership, with a single system management controller that does not require expensive add-ons, easy plug-and-play connectivity, the highest level of patient data security and privacy, integrated clinical mobility and positive patient association.

Brailo added that Bernoulli’s local presence and proactive partnership were additional factors in the Main Line’s selection. “The Bernoulli team was on-site during vendor evaluations and they brought clinicians with them, not just sales consultants,” Brailo said. “The education and information they provided us on the complexities of medical device integration was invaluable.”

Achieving medical device connectivity is a major initiative for many hospitals and health systems seeking to improve patient care and foster real-time clinical decision-making. For clinicians to make the best patient care decisions, hospitals must ensure that their EHRs and clinical decision systems contain meaningful and accurate data from the myriad of devices that monitor and provide therapy to patients.

“For hospitals and health systems, like Main Line Health, breaking ground on a net-new EHR and MDI program requires a close and collaborative relationship between solutions providers and stakeholders from a wide variety of departments, including IT, networking, facilities, clinical staff, and biomedical engineering,” said Janet Dillione, CEO of Bernoulli. “We are very excited to play a significant role in Main Line’s transformational journey toward improved clinical workflows and the creation of a more holistic and real-time portrait of patients under their care.”

Main Line Health is a not-for-profit health system that serves Philadelphia and its westerns suburbs, with 10,000 employees and more than 2,000 physicians on staff.

 

About Bernoulli

Based in Milford, CT, Bernoulli is a leader in real-time connected healthcare, with more than 1,200 installed, operational systems. Bernoulli One™, the company’s flagship platform, is the market’s only real-time, end-to-end, connected healthcare platform that combines comprehensive and vendor-agnostic medical device integration with powerful middleware, clinical surveillance, telemedicine/virtual ICU, advanced alarm management, predictive analytics and robust distribution capabilities into ONE solution. Bernoulli One™ empowers clinicians with tools to drive better outcomes, improve the patient experience, and enhance provider workflow. For more information about Bernoulli One™ or to view our case studies, visit www.bernoullihealth.com.

 

Media contact:

Matt Schlossberg
Amendola Communications for Bernoulli

(630) 935-9136

mschlossberg@acmarketingpr.com

Cleveland’s News 5 – Dead in Bed – report on opioids

On November 18th Cleveland’s News 5 aired Dead in Bed: A deadly hospital secret. Dead in Bed is the result of a 5 month investigation that interviewed some of the nation’s most respected medical experts on why healthy patients are dying within hours of surgery.

Although the investigative report, stated it believed that new pain management standards implemented 15 years ago may be contributing to risk factors, seems like new news, the AAMI Foundation has been advancing safety in healthcare technology with initiatives on National Coalition to Promote Continuous Monitoring of Patients on Opioids and the Nation coalition for Alarms. Their kick off meeting National Coalition to Promote Continuous Monitoring of Patients on Opioids – in November of 2014 covered the Opioid and Sedative Use Increases the Risk of In-Hospital Cardiopulmonary Arrest and more.

This is an on-going issue that concerns the use and monitoring of patients being given opioids, Opioid deaths effects nearly everyone, regardless of race and has tripled over the last 20 years. This is a real issue that needs the healthcare industry’s attention.

To listen to the the full investigative here report from News 5 click here

To connect with the AAMI click here.

If you haven’t signed up for it there is still time to register for the Bernoulli sponsored webinar  “We See You When You’re Sleeping: Addressing Patient Safety Risks Surrounding Opioid-Induced Sedation” with presenter Jeanne J. Venella DNP, MS, CEN, CPEN on November 30th

Bernoulli CIO to Speak at BIOMEDevice Summit

John Zaleski, Bernoulli CIO, to Speak on Device Integration and Interoperability at BIOMEDevice Summit

MILFORD, CT—  December 7, 2016 – John Zaleski, PhD, CAP, CPHIMS, Bernoulli Executive Vice President and Chief Informatics Officer, will be a features panelist at the 2016 San Jose Connected Health Device Development Summit, Dec. 7-8, at the San Jose Convention Center in California.

Dr. Zaleski will appear on a panel discussion called Interoperability: Integrating Your Connected Device with the Hospital, Clinic and Home Ecosystems on Thursday, December 8, from 8:30am to 9:15am.

The panel will discuss:

  • The common interfaces used in the marketplace like Wi-Fi and space on the spectrum.
  • Provide updates on HL7 and IHE standards.
  • Explore better practices being used to address HIPAA privacy and security concerns during the onboarding process.

Dr. Zaleski will be joined by Steve Abrahamson, Director, Product Security Engineering, GE Healthcare; Steve Hegenderfer, Director, Developer Programs, Bluetooth; and Bill Saltzstein, President, Code Blue Consulting.

“Hospitals and health systems are constantly seeking ways to leverage data that flows from a device into a system of record. The use of the data to improve patient care management and clinical decision making comes immediately to mind—but that only scratches the surface of what is possible,” said Dr. Zaleski. “I’m looking forward to a lively and informative discussion.”

BIOMEDevice San Jose showcases emerging trends and innovations that will set the tone for the biomed industry in 2017 and beyond. The conference offers training on digital device trends and exploring effective ways to overcome barriers to market entry, all in a two-day Connected Health Device Development Summit. Register to attend.

Follow Bernoulli on LinkedIn and Twitter for additional updates, as well as access to case studies, thought leadership and other information.

 

Bernoulli to Exhibit at Medica 2016

Bernoulli to Exhibit at Medica 2016, world’s largest healthcare event, in Germany.

visit us at Medica2016MILFORD, CT—November 8, 2016 –Bernoulli, a leader in real-time connected healthcare, will be exhibiting at Medica 2016, Nov. 14-17, in Dusseldorf, Germany. Bernoulli has been invited by S-CAPE GmbH to join their booth (Exhibit Hall 10/Booth A20) to demonstrate the potential of the company’s combined solutions.

Bernoulli will be showcasing Bernoulli One™, the market’s only real-time, end-to-end, connected healthcare platform that combines comprehensive and vendor-agnostic medical device integration with powerful middleware, clinical surveillance, telemedicine/virtual ICU, advanced alarm management, predictive analytics and robust distribution capabilities into a single solution. The capabilities of Bernoulli are highly complementary with S-CAPE’s digital integration solutions for hospitals around the world, and offer the potential for improved clinical outcomes, reduced cost of care and increased patient and staff satisfaction.

Medica 2016 is the world’s largest event for the medical sector. Five forums and several special shows on varied medical-technological topics are concisely presented in the halls as an attractive complement to the trade fair.

Preview the S-CAPE booth here. Follow Bernoulli on LinkedIn and Twitter for additional updates, as well as access to case studies, thought leadership and other information.

 

Medtech Interoperability Panel

November 7, 2016.
Medtech Has a Major Interoperability Challenge panel call reminder

The healthcare industry agrees that Interoperability is a major challenge . Accelerating seamless exchange of information to improve overall healthcare is a major concern and as well as an industry goal. But getting devices to communicate with the electronic medical record system is challenging. it is more than plug and play. Issues such as backwards compatibility and security.

The San Jose panel addresses industry questions.
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