Scalability and Flexibility
Bernoulli has validated data communication from 350 beds per server with 3 devices per bed for clinical surveillance alarm communication and management. This, of course, is dependent on the type of patient care devices deployed. Bernoulli services deployed across multiple servers can share workload to allow for scalability that surpasses the limitations of single-server-based solutions. Bernoulli has also considered the risks of virtual-server-based solutions and now Bernoulli One software is deployable on virtual servers and hospital-supplied infrastructure.
Bernoulli maintains an extensive device library including a broad range of medical devices from every major manufacturer that includes detailed data schemes, functional assessment, and clinical support. Detailed device interface specifications and documentation (clinical as well as data-related) are continually added to support new versions, models, and manufacturers. Our system architecture allows us to easily and quickly add connectivity to new devices, or support new standards as needed. As the healthcare system expands the platform or add additional devices, the Bernoulli system can expand with minimal, additional IT resources and costs.
Healthcare institutions are prime targets for cyber-attacks so system security is a must. Bernoulli’s platform supports industry supports the latest IT standards with the highest level of encryption and user-set authentication rules, consistent with HIPAA privacy requirements.
Bernoulli User Interfaces
Every hospital is different. Whether you have a “war room” environment designed to monitor patients remotely or prefer mobile technologies, Bernoulli meet your needs. The Bernoulli user interface options are:
- Bernoulli Workstation – Bernoulli consists of centralized (or remote) computer display used to view patient/medical device data from anywhere on the network. The Bernoulli software enables clinicians to monitor beds, relevant device data, and alarm situations, usually in a centralized location.
- Bernoulli Web User Interface – Capabilities of the Bernoulli software include web browser access to a local area network (LAN) of medical devices for remote viewing. The use of a networked laptop allows caregivers to roam within a wireless network and have real-time data and trended reports at hand.
- Bernoulli Mobile Viewer – Enables patient data to be displayed on mobile devices. The application provides links (URLs) for each monitored patient when an alarm event is delivered. These links allow the display of the associated vital signs and waveforms in the context of the alarm event. Optional mobile devices, such as pagers, IP Phones, and laptops, are supported by the Bernoulli software. The mobile device is configured to receive data from a wireless local area network (WLAN) in the hospital setting.
- Third-Party Applications – The system can send alarm notifications through a separate clinical communication software (e.g. Connexall, Spok, Voalte, etc.)
The Bernoulli software enables administrators to run a variety of reports that can be used for process and quality improvement. The system facilitates medical device and compound rules notification reporting. Typical reports generated by the system are:
- Snapshot report – a recording of all settings, patient values, and alarms that were present at the time the snapshot was taken. The system takes a snapshot of device data each time there is a scheduled or manual snapshot, settings change, activation of an alarm, or note generated.
- Flowsheet report – a tabular report of the medical devices’ monitoring parameter readings and changes over time, including alarms.
- Log of events report – displays all medical device events for a patient throughout a selected time period
- Log of pager messages report – displays a list of all remote messages sent over a selected time period
- Shift alarm summary report – displays all shift alarm summary events over a selected period of time
- Trends report – displays a graphical chart showing measured parameters trended over a selected number of hours. Trend report information is captured from the measured values transmitted by the medical device.