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John Zaleski featured in RT Magazine cover story on alarm management for respiratory therapists

John Zaleski, PhD, CAP, CPHIMS, Chief Analytics Officer of Bernoulli, the real-time leader in patient safety, is featured in the May/June cover story of RT Magazine, “Patient Monitoring and Alarm Fatigue.”

The article notes that alarm fatigue continues to remain a significant patient safety threat and details how clinicians can mitigate this problem.

Zaleski says that hospitals and health systems need better understanding of their current state environment, including clinical workflows, patient cohorts, and assessments in order to develop comprehensive guidelines and protocols for clinical alarm management.

As for solutions, Zaleski recommends one with integration capabilities. “Combinatorial alarms take multiple sources of information and bring it together to corroborate events. This is not simply limited to data extracted in real time from patient care devices at the point of care, but also can be drawn from ancillary sources.”

Read the cover story here. A case study on Bernoulli’s success in ventilator alarm management at the Hospital for Special Care is available here.

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Bernoulli and PatientSafe Announce Joint Demonstration at HIMSS17

Presentation will highlight how real-time patient data delivery to mobile clinical communication platforms improves safety, efficiency and care quality.

Milford, CT—February 7, 2017—Bernoulli and PatientSafe Solutions are teaming up at the 2017 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition (HIMSS17) in Orlando to demonstrate how access to real-time patient data, alarms and waveforms delivered on a workflow-driven secure communication platform seamlessly extends hospital communication and patient infrastructure.

The demonstration will be held Monday, Feb. 20 through Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the PatientSafe booth (#815) and features the award-winning Bernoulli One™, which enables real-time collection, aggregation, and distribution of patient-generated data (including alarms and waveforms), integrated with PatientTouch®, a care collaboration platform that unifies secure messaging, voice, alerts, nurse calls, EMR data and clinical workflows all in one mobile app, on one device.

Medical device and alarm data routed instantly through a secure mobile platform provides frontline caregivers immediate access to a patient’s condition, enabling greater insight, faster response, improved patient safety and more efficient care delivery.

“Hospitals are experiencing a dramatic acceleration of mobile device adoption alongside increased focus on healthcare value and care coordination,” said Si Luo, President and CEO of PatientSafe Solutions. “Integrated patient and clinical context is a critical ingredient for success. Our demonstration of Bernoulli’s real-time data delivery highlights an innovative solution to drive improved patient safety and satisfaction.”

PatientTouch is a context-driven care collaboration platform that improves productivity and clinical performance by unifying communication with clinical workflows like specimen collection, rounding and assessments. The solution interfaces to EMRs and other clinical and IT systems to deliver relevant patient and clinical data in one app on one device for the entire frontline care team.

“With today’s mobile workflows, a clinician’s ability to deliver timely interventions is greatly hindered without anytime, anywhere access to real-time patient data,” said Janet Dillione, CEO of Bernoulli. “PatientSafe is an ideal and innovative partner to show hospital leaders and clinicians a clear path toward improved patient safety, quality of care and collaboration.”

Bernoulli One collects, aggregates, and distributes patient-generated data (including alarms and waveforms) from a broad range of medical devices in real-time. This provides caregivers with instant access to a holistic and medically contextual portrait of a patient’s condition, which is critical for timely clinical interventions and enhanced patient safety.

In addition to the demonstration with PatientSafe, Bernoulli will be present at the HIMSS17 Interoperability Showcase (Hall F, #9000), where they will be demonstrating use cases in Surgery & Recovery and Childhood Asthma. Links to the tours and demonstrations can be found here and here.

 

About Bernoulli

Bernoulli is the leader in real-time solutions for patient safety, with more than 1,200 installed, operational systems. Bernoulli One is the market’s only real-time, connected healthcare platform that combines comprehensive and vendor-neutral medical device integration with powerful middleware, clinical surveillance, telemedicine/virtual ICU, advanced alarm management, predictive analytics and robust distribution capabilities into ONE solution that empowers clinicians with tools to drive better patient safety, clinical outcomes, patient experience, and provider workflow. For more information about Bernoulli One, visit www.bernoullihealth.com. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn. Visit our Resource Center to download case studies, white papers and articles.

 

About PatientSafe Solutions

PatientSafe Solutions obsesses over the experience of care to help care teams communicate and work together reliably and efficiently. PatientSafe delivers measurable safety and quality improvements through a mobile platform that extends an organization’s EMR, clinical, and communication infrastructure and fits seamlessly into care team workflows. Our context-driven PatientTouch® platform unifies communication with workflow by consolidating text, talk, alerts, EMR data, and clinical workflows all in one mobile app, on one device. For more than a decade, PatientTouch has helped clinicians both in and outside the hospital streamline care delivery, increase quality and lower costs.

 

 

Media contacts:

Matt Schlossberg
Amendola Communications

 

Kim Tucker
Vice President, Marketing, PatientSafe Solutions

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Bernoulli One™ Recognized by KLAS for Alarm Reduction & Management

bernoulli Recognized by KLAS as One of the Best Platforms for Clinical Alarm Reduction and Management

Bernoulli One™ Recognized by KLAS as One of the Best Platforms for Alarm Reduction and Management

Bernoulli middleware platform well positioned in 2016 to combat notification fatigue in hospitals and health systems

Milford, CT—December 12, 2016—A new report by KLAS — Alarm Management 2016: Which Vendors Are Best Positioned to Help Reduce Notification Fatigue?—rated Bernoulli, the leader in real-time connected healthcare, as one of the top vendor options for clinical alarm management and alarm reduction.

As a result of KLAS’s evaluations with Bernoulli customers, the healthcare industry analyst firm gave Bernoulli an 86.7 overall middleware satisfaction rating for 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.

Alarm Management 2016 noted that customers were satisfied with Bernoulli’s responsive support and alarm customizations; that the company’s complimentary webinars were found to be valuable; and that Bernoulli’s reporting helped providers perform status checks and details on alarm time stamps, system performance and clinical intervention notifications.

Customer Feedback Indicates Improved Outcomes

Feedback collected by KLAS from Bernoulli customers offers powerful evidence that the company’s solutions empowers clinicians to drive better outcomes, improve the patient experience, and enhance provider workflow.

Representative quotes within the report include:

Alarm Configuration. “Bernoulli has provided the greatest guidance in terms of reducing notification fatigue. Not only does their system configure to critical alarms so that we don’t have many nuisance alarms, but also Bernoulli has given us a lot of information about how we can program our equipment to ensure that we don’t have frequent nuisance alarms. That makes a big difference.”

Best Practices & Education. “Bernoulli has been very good at sharing best practices with us. Bernoulli has webinars that I send… my techs to. Bernoulli is providing education, and that is always appreciated. Bernoulli is flexible, accessible, and timely. They are very supportive. Bernoulli is always accessible for support. The product is user friendly and is a great safety adjunct, depending on the facility layout.”

Alarm Reduction & Management. Bernoulli told us how their middleware could be programmed and what we would need in order to reduce the number of nuisance alarms. About one-fourth of our alarms were nonactionable, and when we shared that with Bernoulli, they coached us in how to be more selective so that we could ensure that the nuisance alarms would go away. Their suggestions certainly worked.”

“It’s always an honor to be recognized and validated by the customers we work with,” said Janet Dillione, CEO of Bernoulli. “Bernoulli prides itself on being more of a partner than a vendor. And that beyond delivering a solution, we are offering our customers—and the broader healthcare industry—objective thought leadership and best practices in order to enhance patient safety and streamline the workflows of clinical staff.”

Bernoulli Thought Leadership

Bernoulli is a sponsoring partner of the AAMI Foundation’s Coalition for Alarm Management Safety and Coalition to Promote Continuous Monitoring for Patients on Opioids. It also provides complimentary, CE-accredited webinars on alarm management, medical device integration and the use of continuous monitoring of patients receiving opioids. Bernoulli also has a robust online Knowledge Center of white papers and case studies detailing emerging trends in alarm management and medical device integration, as well as real-world customer success stories using the Bernoulli One platform.

 

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.

 

About KLAS

KLAS is a research and insights firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by amplifying the provider’s voice. Working with thousands of healthcare professionals and clinicians, KLAS gathers data and insights on software, services, and medical equipment to deliver timely reports, trends and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance. Follow KLAS on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KLASresearch.

 

Bernoulli to Present Poster on Alarm Reduction at National Patient Safety Foundation

Bernoulli to Present Poster on Alarm Reduction at National Patient Safety Foundation

Jeanne Venella, DNP, MS, RN, CEN, CPEN, Chief Nursing Officer at Bernoulli will present a poster on alarm reduction, during the 18th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress, May 23-26, 2016, in Scottsdale, AZ. The poster is based on a paper Dr. Venella co-authored on selectively delaying alarm notifications to reduce clinician alarm fatigue for patients receiving patient-controlled analgesia (PCA). The poster will be on display in the Learning & Simulation Center/Exhibit Hall on Tuesday, May 24. The poster is based on a forthcoming paper co-authored by Dr. Venella, Dr. John Zaleski, Chief Informatics Officer, Bernoulli, and Dr. Leah Baron, Chair Department of Anesthesiology, Virtua Memorial Hospital.

Interested in learning more about Bernoulli’s alarm reduction and management capabilities? Please contact us today to schedule a meeting.

Bernoulli Provides Medical Device Integration and Connectivity at Major Hospital Network

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.”

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. 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.

Media contact:
Matt Schlossberg
Amendola Communications for Bernoulli

(630) 935-9136

mschlossberg@acmarketingpr.com