Completion of Implementation Results in Enhanced Quality of Care and Patient Safety at Six St. Luke’s Hospitals
Milford, CT—April 4, 2016—Bernoulli, a leader in real-time connected healthcare, announced the successful go-live of medical device integration and connectivity at Pennsylvania-based St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN), a non-profit, regional, fully integrated, nationally recognized health system. The implementation took place as part of the current Epic installation for six of the health system’s hospitals.
Utilizing their proven Nuvon VEGA architecture, Bernoulli coordinated, configured and implemented medical device connectivity with the critical care and anesthesia procedure areas of six St. Luke’s hospitals. Supported departments include Gastroenterology, Catheterization Lab, Interventional Radiology, Operating Rooms, MRI department, Obstetrics, ICU, CCU and Step-Down ICU—totaling more than 300 beds.
Medical Device Integration and Connectivity
“St. Luke’s is committed to the highest quality patient care and patient safety,” said Kimberly Husky, Director of Integration and Interoperability at SLUHN. “We were able to integrate a number of different devices across different platforms and distribute the necessary drivers through one feed from Bernoulli.”
As part of the implementation, Bernoulli deployed custom-built device drivers related to 12 device types, including GE patient monitors using both serial and network connectivity, Draeger and GE anesthesia machines, Covidien BIS monitors, Medrad MRI monitors, Edwards cardiac output monitors and Datascope Passport monitors.
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 that monitor patients. In addition to having ready access to this real-time, synchronized patient data, clinicians must also be able to access this information at all times and at any location. Bernoulli’s VEGA solution 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.
“Successfully implementing medical device connectivity and interoperability in all six of St. Luke’s hospitals within a tight timeframe and during a major EHR build demonstrates Bernoulli’s ability to deliver on its promise of accurate, real-time patient data, anytime, anywhere,” said Jonathan Krieger, Bernoulli Director of Project Implementation. “We see St. Luke’s as a long-term partner and are pleased that we can support them now and in the future.”
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. In December 2015, Cardiopulmonary Corp. merged with Nuvon, a leader in medical device connectivity and integration, creating Bernoulli. For more information about Bernoulli One or to view our case studies, visit www.bernoullihealth.com.
About St. Luke’s St.
Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a non-profit, regional, fully integrated, nationally recognized network providing services at six hospitals and more than 215 sites, primarily in Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and in Warren County, New Jersey.
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